Medaille’s Department of Business, Management & Leadership Sponsors the National Association of Women Business Owners 2022 Leadership AcademyPosted by Medaille University Office of Communications
The Medaille College Department of Business, Management & Leadership was proud to serve as the supporting sponsor of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) 2022 Leadership Academy, which was held on January 31 in Tempe, Arizona.
Department of Business, Management & Leadership Assistant Professor of the Practice and Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) Program Director Kristy F. Tyson, MBA, attended the event for her own professional development and for outreach on behalf of the College.
“It was a pleasure to attend the NAWBO Leadership Academy and to act as a liaison and representative of the College’s online programs to recruit a larger demographic of potential students, promote Medaille's skilled and expert faculty, and build national employer relationships for intern and job opportunities for students and alumni,” says Tyson. “As a bonus, I was able to witness what skills and abilities hundreds of business owners, founders and CEOs are looking for in their current and future employees.”
The Leadership Academy focused heavily on developing professional and personal leadership skills. Keynote speaker Joy Mason presented on “Isms” in the Systems, and participants learned a systematic path for leading meaningful diversity, equity and inclusion transformation.
As a sponsor of the event, Medaille College and its Department of Business, Management & Leadership were featured on the NAWBO website, in addition to being featured in the agenda, handouts and digital presentation at the event. Tyson was also able to speak to attendees at a resource table, extending the reach of the department and its academic and professional development offerings.
NAWBO was founded in 1975 and is the unified voice of over 10 million women-owned businesses in the United States, representing the fastest-growing economic segment in the nation. Medaille’s relationship with NAWBO helps ensure the institution produces the high quality, relevant and valuable skilled employees who are currently lacking in many industries. It also helps ensure the Department of Business, Management & Leadership’s curriculum is up-to-date and appropriate for the ever-evolving and changing needs of contemporary businesses.
Tyson is currently a D.M. candidate in the doctor of management, organizational leadership program at the University of Phoenix. She is driven to inspire students, youth and the community to pursue academic, professional and personal excellence. Tyson has worked to empower others, through organizations like the NAACP, the National Urban League and AmeriCorps. She sits as a community liaison, advocate or board member for many community nonprofit organizations, and is a racial healing circle facilitator and diversity trainer for the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York.