Note to Media: Dr. Kimberly Johnson, assistant dean of Auburn Montgomery’s College of Business, is available to the media to discuss White House forum on women in business and best practices for women in or entering the work force, employers, and business schools.
Auburn Montgomery business professor attends White House meeting on working women ‘Convening on the Working Families Economic Agenda’ aims to improve employment opportunities for women in business.
Auburn Montgomery/Montgomery, Ala. (August 27, 2015) — Dr. Kimberly Johnson, assistant dean for student engagement and success in Auburn Montgomery’s College of Business, was offered a unique invitation to participate in a convening at the White House to discuss how the business community — and business schools — can work together to expand opportunities for women in business and adapt to the changing needs of the 21st century work force.
Johnson attended the Convening on the Working Families Economic Agenda, which was hosted by the White House Council on Women and Girls and the Councilof Economic Advisers on Aug. 5, 2015.
“The Convening was inspiring, thought-provoking, and energizing,” said Johnson. “It was a great opportunity to see government, private industry and educational institutions come together to discuss innovative ways to address this pressing need.”
The Convening brought together leaders from the business and business school communities and other stakeholders for a conversation on recruiting, training, and retaining future workplace leaders. The daylong event included panels and breakout sessions where participants shared best practices to ensure that future business leaders are prepared to meet the changing needs of the American work force.
“It was an honor to be included, to represent AUM’s College of Business, and to play a part in the conversation and continued dialogue on initiatives and best practices to help women succeed throughout their educational and career experiences,” said Johnson.
About the AUM College of Business The Auburn Montgomery College of Business prepares diverse, ethical business leaders through an engaging educational experience paired with collaborative research and service. It is the only college in the Montgomery area to receive accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for both its undergraduate and graduate business program as well as the discipline-specific accreditation in accounting. This distinction puts us in the top one percent of business schools internationally. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review have recognized the College of Business among the best business schools.
Auburn University at Montgomery is ranked among the South's top universities by U.S. News and World Report and was named one of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review. Consistently chosen as the best university in the area, Auburn Montgomery provides students with detailed knowledge and hands-on, practical experience, often from professionals in the field.