Maria Chrin Delivers Keynote Address at Women in Business Conference
Lehigh students attending the inaugural Women in Business conference got heaps of career advice from those in position to know—highly successful alums, including Lehigh trustee Maria L. Chrin ’87, named one of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisers by the Financial Times, and Cathy Engelbert ’86, chief executive officer of Deloitte LLP and the first female CEO of a “Big Four” firm.
The conference, titled “Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable” and hosted by the Lehigh student group Women in Business, aimed to inspire students as they prepare to launch their careers, to help them build confidence and to make them aware of issues that leaders face.
Maria Chrin, founder and managing partner of Circle Wealth Management LLC, delivered the keynote address to a crowd that included male and female students, professors, trustees and alumni. Panel discussions followed. The panel on career advocacy was led by Georgette Chapman Phillips, dean of Lehigh’s College of Business and Economics, and another on “risk and return” was led by Regina Lewis ’91, a USA Today contributor and media trainer. There also were opportunities for networking.
Chrin encouraged students to understand themselves and their goals. How will they measure success? she asked. How will they stay on track? Why are their goals important to them?