Undergraduate business student Lauren Vandertoolen recently learned about a new group for undergraduates dedicated to the issues affecting women in the business world. Here’s what she had to say about discovering Women in Business:
Women in Business for Undergraduates is a new, fast-growing club empowering women not only in the David Eccles School of Business, but across campus. It is an addition to the graduate-level Women in Business group that’s been operating for several years.
The undergraduate club is available for business major and minor status students. WiB for undergraduates’ leadership meets on a regular basis to discuss hosting events such as panels, body image workshops, sexual violence workshops, and a variety of career workshops. There is no fee to join the club and it is accepting of both men and women.
Since its formation in January, the club has gained momentum. It hopes to grow and build teams for the upcoming Fall semester. Currently, the club has an opening for a position on the leadership team. This new leader will have the opportunity to attend a retreat April 5 for planning next year’s goals and events.
I recently met with Tara Hardison, the current advisor of Women in Business for Undergraduates. She explained her role as a guide, but not an overpowering voice. The club is entirely student