“The next phase of the women’s movement must be a men’s movement,” Anne-Marie Slaughter told a standing room only-audience at Olin’s Emerson Auditorium this morning. “We’re not going to move the needle at the top levels of leadership until we
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A new course co-taught by Professor Michelle Duguid and Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop, is taking a multi- faceted approach to learning about women and leadership that includes a lineup of top executive guest speakers.

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Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of the New America Foundation, will tackle the issues surrounding work-life balance in her visit to the class, Oct. 27. On Oct. 28, Olin is co-sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Slaughter in conjunction with Prosper Women Entrepreneurs and the St. Louis Business Journal in Emerson Auditorium.

Dr. Slaughter is the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009–2011 she served as director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Prior to her government service, Dr. Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002–2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School from 1994-2002.

The guest speaker list for Women and Leadership, OB 500B:

David Farr, Chairman and CEO, Emerson
Kathy Bunton Bell, VP and CMO, Emerson

Work-Life Balance
Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America Foundation

Persuasion and Influence Strategies
Kathy Cramer, Founder and Managing Partner, The Cramer Institute

Mary Anne Sedey, Partner, Sedey Harper, P.C.
Francine Katz, Consultant and Former Chief Communications Officer Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

Building Alliances: Networking, Mentoring and Sponsorship
Jill Barad, Former Chairman and CEO, Mattel

Managing Your Personal Brand
Phebe Farrow Port, SVP, Global Management Strategies; SVP and Chief of Staff Executive Management Initiatives, Estee Lauder Companies


Image: painting from Olin Women in Business Painting Brunch

Forbes, “How Two Entrepreneurs Turned Their Passion into Profit with an Urban Winery” Brian Leventhal, BSBA ’05, co-founder of Brooklyn Winery, tells Forbes he was able to access quite a bit of capital from former Washington University classmates and their families when he started raising funds for his urban winery startup in 2010.

wine_bar_02_0Olin Business Magazine featured Brian and other alumni in the wine biz in 2011.

Images from Brooklyn Winery website.

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More than 50 Wash U students converged on New York City October 15th and 16th to participate in the 2014 New York Career Treks (Finance and Marketing) hosted by the Weston Career Center. These treks provided students with the opportunity to hear from alumni and learn about the qualities needed to be a successful intern and/or full-time candidate.

At the conclusion of the two-day company visit schedule, the entire student group participated in the 2nd annual student-alumni Roundtable event, providing each student the opportunity to gain valuable career experience insights from alumni.  Students heard from alumni on how to navigate a career path and improve personal outreach and networking skills. The Roundtable event is a structured format to invite greater student-alumni connections. The event was held at the Harmonie Club, New York City.

The treks were escorted by Olin staff members, including Dorothy Kittner, assistant dean for corporate relations, Chris Presley, undergraduate academic advisor, and Mark Brostoff, associate dean and director, Weston Career Center.

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Remember those undergrads who started a company called Bazaarboy in their dorm room a few years ago? Well, Bazaarboy is still going strong and founders Eric Hamblett and Chris Holt are now playing a major role in the burgeoning St. Louis startup ecosystem.

techlireportEd Domain interviews Eric and Chris on the Domain Tech Report on this week about their new experience as founders of a co-working space in the Central West End, called TechArtista.

TechArtista is located at 4818 Washington Blvd. The space is a three-level, 13,500 square-foot space that features private office suites, co-working space, conference rooms and even a row of phone booths outfitted with video conferencing capabilities. There’s also a gym, kitchen, and roof top deck shared by all the entrepreneurs who have set up offices in the space that was a former automobile showroom.


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