Young Women in Business



Mark Your Calendars!

The 2016 YWIB Conference will

be held on Monday, October 17, 2016.

Gerdin Business Building

Iowa State University


For young women grades 9-12,

counselors, teachers, and parents


Video courtesy of Alison MacRunnel, Boone High School Senior and Boone TV (Video Productions Class, Ben Bravard and Phil Kramer Instructors).

A business degree is your ticket to opportunity. Rise to the top of a large company. Start your own business and make it grow. Work for a nonprofit, or a university, or a government. With a business degree, all that and more are possible.


But what is it like to be a business major? Or to work in a particular industry? The College of Business at Iowa State University wants to help you find out.


Young Women in Business is a conference especially for females in grades 9 through 12 and their parents, teachers, and counselors.


  • Explore majors in business
  • Learn about career opportunities
  • Meet and ask questions of business faculty members in each major
  • Hear directly from professionals working in each field
  • Interact with female business students from Iowa State about their experiences and what they hope to accomplish

Internships? Study abroad? College life? It’s all here. You’ll learn about what to expect throughout your college career. We’ll also give you information about getting accepted into college and how to finance a college degree.


The Young Women In Business Conference also welcomes counselors, teachers, and parents of high school school girls.This audience has the opportunity to learn more about the college’s career services, undergraduate advising, and college faculty, as well as to sit in on industry and faculty sessions so they can see firsthand the impact of a business education.


Join us for Young Women In Business!


Conference Details


Monday, October 17, 2016

8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.



Gerdin Business Building & Memorial Union

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa


Registration Fee

Registration will be available in August 2016

Early Registration (Before October 3, 2016) $15 for Students, Counselors, Teachers, and Parents

Registration (Starting October 4, 2016) $20 for Students, Counselors, Teachers, and Parents


All attendees must register separately (including parents/teachers/counselors); no walk-in registrations will be accepted. 


Registration fees are payable by credit card, check, or invoice and are nonrefundable. The cost includes all lunch and conference materials. Scholarships may be available; see registration form for details.


Waivers are required for all students. 


Registration Deadline

Friday, October 7, 2016 – or earlier if conference meets capacity



Transportation assistance may be available for groups of students. Approval is granted on a case-by-case basis and is limited by the funding available. Use the Transportation Request Form to request transportation for your group by Friday, October 7, 2016.

Special Needs

If you need accommodations for a disability or dietary restriction, please indicate on the online registration form or call 515.294.6882. We will do our best to meet every accommodation.


Registration Questions

Elizabeth Salton



Information on Becoming a Presenter

Impact the lives of girls across the Midwest by becoming a Young Women in Business Conference Presenter. Contact Elizabeth Salton at 515.294.6882 or to learn more!


Interested in Enrolling at Iowa State University?

Please visit the admissions website to learn more!

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