Undergraduate Business Women's Association
The mission of the Undergraduate Business Women's Association is to bring together students interested in business, and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, service, networking support and national recognition.
This year, the office of Diversity and Inclusion sponsored a group of students from the Undergraduate Business Women’s Association at the Fisher College of Business attended the 2012 Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business Intercollegiate Business Convention in Boston between September 27th- 30th. Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business’ Intercollegiate Business Convention (IBC) provides a unique opportunity for dynamic female leaders from around the world to explore careers opportunities, expand their network of peers and mentors, and learn from the experiences of top female business leaders. Now in its 8th year, IBC attracts over 1,000 registrants from over 100 campuses.
Nikki Kehres, VP of Operations
My favorite part about the IBC was the way that I felt after the day was over. Hearing from so many successful women from so many different business specializations left me feeling motivated and inspired. Along with those two awesome feelings, I learned a lot of excellent small pieces of advice that I wouldn't have been able to receive without the opportunity to hear from these women in a small-group setting. Overall, it reassured me that with confidence and hard work any woman can be as successful as the women who presented at the conference.
Caitlin Edwards, Treasurer
The Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business's Intercollegiate Business Conference was a great opportunity for me to both learn and network with successful professional women and accomplished students from some of the top business universities from around the world. It was interesting to see how businesses outside of Ohio go about recruiting women to some of the more larger cities in the country, and I feel that I have a better understanding of what I need to do to move up in the business world as a woman. The keynote speakers were very inspirational about how their success came from doing what they love, and I hope that, by following their advice, I can be at least half as successful as them. Overall, the trip was a wonderfully informative experience, and I thank the Fisher College of Business Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Abigail Grable, VP of Corporate Relations
The Harvard Women in Business Intercollegiate Business Conference was the perfect opportunity to learn how to advance my future career. The keynote speakers, Sarah Robb O'Hagan and Donna Karan, told inspiring and motivational stories about navigating through the business world. In addition, the individual breakout sessions provided valuable information regarding networking, maintaining one's values as a businesswoman, and interviewing. Overall, this conference taught me important lessons and tips that I can use to my advantage when searching for jobs and determining my overall career path.