Author: Olin Women in Business


About Olin Women in Business

Olin Women in Business supports women in business by offering career, recruiting, educational and networking opportunities for women MBAs at Olin Business School. We promote gender equity in leadership through advances in curriculum, career development and community building for women.

October was a big month for Olin Women in Business (OWIB)! One of the first big efforts of the year for the club was to bring on board new members to the leadership team. Joining the second-year MBA leadership team are five first-year MBA representatives. These lovely ladies come from Washington DC, Bangalore, Dallas, Nanjing, and New York. They have a variety of experiences from banking to software development to healthcare and more. We are pleased to have Hallie Groff, Nehal Kumar, Neelam Vyas, Lisa Li, and Perri Goldberg on the team!

OWIB logoIn addition, OWIB is very excited to welcome representatives from other Olin programs this year. We strive to be a resource for all women at Olin and thought it was high time that we invite women from other Olin programs to get involved in OWIB. Representing our Specialized Masters women is Serena Chen (MS Supply Chain Management). We also have Manasa Ammisetty and Jennifer Kronick from the PMBA program. We hope these additions will help us better serve all of the women at Olin.

Secondly, October 20-22 was this year’s National Association of Women MBA’s Conference in Stamford, CT. Six women from Olin represented our chapter and we were surprised and honored to be awarded NAWMBA Student Chapter of the Year. During the Leadership Retreat Day we shared many of our successes and strategies with other schools and the NAWMBA organization itself. NAWMBA was impressed with our input and our show of attendance and is looking forward to working with us in the future. Thus, they recognized us with this fantastic award! This is a reflection of all OWIB members and the work that we do. We are thrilled to be recognized and hope we can continue to build a strong relationship with this national organization.

2016 OWIB Auction

Olin Women in Business (OWIB) recommends these upcoming events for women interested in supply chain management, healthcare, or the business of sports.

Lunch and Learn with Julie Praiss, Supply Chain at Boeing, on Tuesday, April 5th

Olin Women in Business and the Weston Career Center are excited to welcome Julie Praiss from Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS)

Julie is currently the Vice President of Commodities & Services Contracting team for the Supplier Management function within BDS. Julie has 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry, with experience at Boeing, Monsanto, and Ford. She is a fellow Olin MBA, and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. Julie looks forward to sharing her perspectives on career development and leadership as a woman in business. Please see the attached bio for more about Julie’s background.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.

Speaker series featuring Dr. Amy Kilbourne on Wednesday, April 6th

Dr. Amy Kilbourne is visiting Washington University on April 6 as part of the Institute for Public Health’s Women Leaders in Public Health Lecture Series. Dr. Kilbourne’s focus is on interventions designed to improve mental health, and she’s a leading expert in implementation science and quality improvement.

Her talk is titled “Leading 360: Giving it All and Giving Back in a Changing World.” She will focus on her career path and offer advice and details about being a women in leadership in the realm of healthcare and health research.

The talk will take place on Wednesday, April 6th in Hillman Hall room 120 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. More information can be found here.

espnW: Women + Sports Conference
(25% discounted registration rate for students)

ESPN has invited Olin students to a new one-day event focused on the intersection of women, sports and business.  espnW: Women + Sports Chicago will take place on April 20th in Chicago. The event will unite thought leaders and experts from across the industry to explore topics including Women and Leadership, Marketing to Women, the Sports Industry Future, and the Business of Women and Sports.

You can see the full agenda and event information at The program features executives such as Gatorade CMO Morgan Flatley and Publicis Groupe CRO Laura Desmond, along with WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne, Olympic athletes, espnW and ESPN talent such as Julie Foudy and Sarah Spain, and many more.

Registering with the discount:
– Click REGISTER NOW on the page
– Enter the code wchicagostudent when prompted to take advantage of the discount
NOTE: students must use their school email addresses as verification of their student status

2016 OWIB Auction

The Annual Auction hosted by Olin Women in Business (OWIB) held Feb. 5 raised a record-breaking $16,000 that will fund a new scholarship for women MBA candidates. Enjoy a gallery of party pics in this post from Ellen He, OWIB President and Allison Campbell, OWIB VP of Admissions.