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Women in Business

Mission

The Women in Business (WIB) group at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business is an undergraduate and graduate student organization that focuses on the professional and personal development of women to enhance their experiences through building community and providing opportunity. WIB strives to raise critical consciousness on complex social issues that negatively impact the professional, academic, and personal experiences and persistence of women in society.

We recognize and appreciate diversity as a crucial element of our campus. We endeavor to create and enhance opportunities for students from all backgrounds and identities to feel welcome and engage fully as members of the David Eccles School of Business and the wider University of Utah community.

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We Believe:

  • That hate speech has no place in our community, in accordance with the University of Utah’s policy and value.
  • In intentionally fostering conditions that make excellence achievable for all students.
  • In the necessity of peer-reviewed and empirical research that shows the value in equitable representation, supported by the U’s Institutional Review Board.
  • Diversity is good business, and that embracing diverse and inclusive practices makes us individually and collectively stronger, as evidenced in McKinsey & Company’s Women in the Workplace 2020 report.
  • In supporting equity for all marginalized identities through allyship, advocacy, and education.
  • In the power and importance of women’s voices in our workplaces and communities.
  • In supporting under-represented students by providing programming and support with a focus on intersectional experiences.
  • Historically and at present, women experience discrimination in ways that can impact their wages, opportunities, bodies, families, identities, and experiences.
  • Our abilities as students and business leaders should not be defined by our biological sex, gender identification, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or physical disabilities.
  • We still have work to do for Women in the Workplace.

Goals:

  • Increase the number of female-identifying graduates of the Eccles School
  • See more equal amounts of men and women in all classrooms, and especially in traditionally male-dominated subjects
  • Increase the number of female student leaders
  • Grow WIB membership and event attendance to spread our mission and values
  • Raise students’ critical consciousness on social justice-based issues
  • Reduce bias against female-identifying students

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