The Texas A&M chapter of Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) hosted the Women’s Leadership Forum on Oct. 24. The annual program, for graduate students and faculty, featured business and career management leaders.

“It was designed to provide opportunities for graduate students to develop a strong network through professional, academic, and social activities and career mentoring,” says Holly Inderrieden, vice president of outreach/communication for GWIB, who served as the marketing liaison for the forum.

Speakers at this year’s event, “Transforming Challenge into Opportunity,” included Clarence Cazalot, president and chief executive officer of Marathon Oil Corp.; Melinda Chausee, executive vice president-credit administration for Commerce Bank; and Susan Silvano, president of Career Management International.

“By learning from the experiences of distinguished business leaders,” Inderrieden says, “attendees of the Women’s Leadership Forum also bridge the gap between classroom theory and real life application and experience.”