SBT Honors 2009 Woman of Influence
Serial entrepreneur. CEO. Business owner. Judith Bitterli wears and succeeds at all the titles well. That is why the Webster University alum is this year's 2009 Woman of Influence award honoree. Ms. Bitterli received the coveted award given by The School of Business & Technology Wednesday following her address "How to Succeed in Any Market" at the University's home campus. Previous winners include: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, President, Operation Respect; Patricia Woertz, Chairman/President/CEO, Archer Daniels Midland Company and Dr. Rohini Anand, Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexho.
"I'm deeply honored to receive this award," said Ms. Bitterli. "I want to thank The School of Business & Technology, not only for bestowing upon me this honor, but also for providing me with the educational foundation that has been my success in business."
"Judy is a true entrepreneur because she assumes the risk of every new challenge. She is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever she undertakes," Dean Akande commended when presenting Ms. Bitterli with the honor. "By paying tribute to her we are shining the light on someone others can learn and draw life-long lessons from."
Ms. Bitterli, who graduated from Webster University in 1981, is known in the industry as a marketing guru. She has pioneered multi-million dollar companies like Direct Impact and Powered Inc. and has helped countless other businesses like IBM, Motorola and Visa, make millions through her expertise in sales, marketing, operations and Internet strategies.
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SBT China Hybrid Gives Global Edge
Millions around the world are celebrating the Year of the Ox this week. But the School of Business & Technology is celebrating all China has to offer in business with a unique class for those who want to give their education and careers a global advantage. Commerce in China (INTB 5890) gives students an understanding of and appreciation for what it takes to do business in this dynamic country through extensive study online then a week touring in Shanghai Chengdu with SBT financial expert Dr. Debbie Psihountas. You don't have to be currently enrolled at Webster to apply for this exciting educational opportunity.
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Dean Akande Named Among St. Louis Ten Most Interesting People
For as long as he can remember, economist Benjamin Akande has been fascinated by success, specifically by what makes people successful. Given to perusing several books at a time, Akande is currently enjoying Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success. "It's a very interesting book about why people succeed," he says. "One thing is very clear: In many instances, success doesn't come because we're born with the intellectual capacity to be successful, it comes as a result of hard work."
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Success to Significance Speaker Series on HEC-TV
From the importance of diversity to the intrigue of criminal defense, February's line-up of The Maritz Success to Significance Speaker Series includes corporate leaders and opinion makers who are impacting our world.
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