2024 Inclusive Recruiting Summit

Inclusive Recruiting Summit

Hosted by Wellesley College Career Education
& the Lazarus Center for Career Development at Smith College


The Inclusive Recruiting Summit is a one-day event that brings together a group of employers and students who prioritize and value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. This event will feature panel discussions, a dynamic keynote speaker, and informal and formal networking opportunities. Discover what current college students are seeking from entry-level employers, meet some of the top talent from two of the nation's highly ranked women’s colleges, network with fellow employers on best practices for recruiting and retaining diverse hires, and join the movement to ensure equitable access to opportunity for all students. 



Date: Friday, March 29, 2024

Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm EST
A light breakfast and catered lunch will be provided.

Location: Wellesley College Campus
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA
Tishman Commons and the Alumnae Ballroom

Sponsorships Available
$500 Gold Level: Banner at the lunch event, ad in the employer directory, complimentary career fair registration at both institutions, "featured employer" and standalone marketing emails at both institutions.
$150 Silver Level: Advertisement in the Employer Directory

Please email recruiting@wellesley.edu or recruiting@smith.edu with questions.



We are pleased to share that this is the second year of the Summit. Please note the registation cost for employers is $200 for for-profit employers, and $75 for non-profit employers (and includes three representatives per organization).

Employers will be responsible for their own travel to and from Wellesley College. 

 Employers who have Smith and/or Wellesley alums in their organization are encouraged to invite them to participate.

Did You Know?


of Wellesley students identify as students of color

Financial Aid

of Smith undergrads are receiving need-based aid

Summit Schedule

  • 9:30 – 10:00 am: Check-in for Students & Employers

  • 10:00 – 10:15 am: Opening Remarks & Welcome 

  • 10:15 – 11:15 am: Keynote

  • 11:15 – 12 pm: Alum Panel Discussion (A Voice at the Table)

  • 12:15 – 1:15 pm: Keynote Lunch, The Power of Employer & Student Partnerships
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm:

               TRACK 1: Employers DEI best practices (audience: employers)

               TRACK 2: Student panel - building and leveraging your network

               (networking & mentorship) (audience: students) 

  • 2:30 – 3 pm: Break and transition to fair 

  • 3 – 4:30 pm: Networking/Fair




Please contact the Employer Engagement Teams recruiting@wellesley.edu at Wellesley College, or recruiting@smith.edu at Smith College.