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March 14, 2012

Loyola University Maryland is now an official chapter of the National Association for Women MBAs (NAWMBA), a nonprofit dedicated to empowering female business professionals to propel more women into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance the diversity of the nation‘s workforce through education, professional development, networking, and collaboration.

Mary Spooner, a current Emerging Leaders MBA student, helped found the Loyola chapter and Andrea Giampetro-Meyer, J.D., chair of the law and social responsibility department, will serve as the chapter’s faculty sponsor. 

“The fellow women in my cohort and I joined the organization in the fall to expand our networks and we thought establishing an official chapter would be a great way to enhance the value of our membership and opportunities for fellow students,” said Spooner. “I’m excited about the support and resources offered through this organization and to bring that to fellow Loyola MBA women.”

Spooner plans to promote participation among all MBA programs—including current students and alumni in the Executive MBA and MBA Fellows programs, Professional’s MBA, and Emerging Leaders MBA—offered at Loyola.

Loyola’s NAWMBA chapter will host a kickoff event on March 28, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Timonium Graduate Center. The kickoff event will feature Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School, as the guest speaker, followed by a networking and cocktail reception.

An official club site with contacts, resources, and upcoming events will be launched later this year. Please contact Mary Spooner, ELMBA ’12, at with any questions and to RSVP for the kickoff event.

For more information or questions regarding this story, contact Media Relations Manager Nick Alexopulos at or 410-617-5025.