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NAWMBA Olin Chapter Kick-off Meeting “Dedicated to Supporting and Promoting Women MBAs” “Inspiring Women Business Leaders.” Agenda Meet the Officers National Association of Women MBAs Forté Foundation Benefits of Membership Chapter Goals Upcoming and Proposed Events Get Involved! Questions Olin Chapter Officers Becky Brunner Lisa Allen Christine Mountain President VP of Marketing & Communications VP of Finance Shikha Gupta Kate Ryan Valerie Toothman Meghana Dhall Co-VP of External Affairs Co-VP of External Affairs Co-VP of Events Co-VP of Events National Association of Women MBAs The National Association of Women MBAs is dedicated to empowering women MBAs and graduate women in business in order to propel more women into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance the diversity of the nation's workforce. Mission: To create a liquid market for: Global businesses to find and hire talented women MBAs National information exchange Leadership opportunities for women National networking for women in school and in the workplace Structure National Headquarters Centralized planning organization Strategy development Interface to Corporate Sponsors Information for media source Local Chapters 75 chapters across the country Unique, but united in purpose Independent management to maximize local opportunities Forté Foundation Forté Foundation is a consortium of major corporations and top business schools that has become a powerful change agent in educating and directing talented women toward leadership roles in business. Mission: To substantially increase the number of women business leaders by increasing the flow of women into key educational gateways and business networks. Motivating young women to prepare for a business career Increasing women's access to education and business networks Educating women on the value of an MBA Supporting women financially in their business education Raising awareness of the impact women can make on business and on society/culture/environment/economy Encouraging and supporting cutting-edge research on relevant topics Structure: National Organization 26 Sponsor Companies 1 Non-profit Sponsor 32 Member Schools Benefits of Membership NAWMBA: Forté Foundation: National Conference providing an Forté Fellows scholarship program opportunity to network with women MBAs around the country Forté Symposium and Career Fair Case competition with $10,000 in prizes Networking A chance to hear and meet top-notch Mentoring speakers “News for Success” newsletter Online Career Center for full time and Forté events internship positions Online Events and Podcasts Leadership Development through Online Career Center National and Chapter positions Coming Soon: Discussion boards, National and local visibility with top tier Local networks, Blogs companies Newsletter featuring chapter happenings, latest research on women in business, and updates on the National Conference Bi-yearly Woman MBA magazine Chapter events that create social interaction between members and update members with NAWMBA news Goals of Olin Chapter Attract talented female candidates and increase their enrollment in the program Strengthen our relationships with female alumni Give back to the community via charitable contributions and volunteer events Increase the on-campus presence and awareness of our women’s organizations by networking with and learning from Forté and NAWMBA leadership and members from other schools Inspire more women business leaders through a mentorship event or program Increase the involvement of PMBA and EMBA women in the club Create networking opportunities for current students, alumni, faculty and staff Upcoming Events Event Date Logistics Contact Kick-off Meeting Friday, September 7 11:30-12:30 Becky Brunner Room 113 Ladies Night Out – Friday, September 7 7:00 – 9:00 pm Becky Brunner Fall Mini A Bailey’s Chocolate Bar BRING CASH Women’s Weekend Saturday, October 27 Knight Center and Simon Hall Valerie Toothman Meghana Dhall Becky Jones NAWMBA National November 2-3 Robert H. Smith School of Becky Brunner Conference and Business, University of Maryland Career Fair First Annual NAWMBA Final round: Robert H. Smith School of Becky Brunner Case Competition November 2 Business, University of Maryland NAWMBA Auction Friday, November 9 TBD Melissa Minehan Jennifer Williams Ladies Night Out – Friday, October 26 TBD Becky Brunner Fall Mini B Valerie Toothman Meghana Dhall Proposed Events Event Date Logistics Contact Ladies Nights Out Spring Mini A TBD Becky Brunner Spring Mini B Valerie Toothman Meghana Dhall Communicating Powerfully as Spring 2008 TBD Becky Brunner Women Speaking Event Valerie Toothman (with OSF) Girls Inc. Volunteer Event March 2008 TBD Becky Brunner (with Olin Cares) Yinlan Chen Mentoring Event February 2008 TBD Becky Brunner Speaking Event (with OMA) TBD TBD Becky Brunner NAWMBA Sponsored FAC or THAC TBD TBD Becky Brunner The 2007 Organized by NAWMBA Dates Friday, Oct. 26th (Evening Only) Saturday, Oct. 27th (All Day) Sunday, Oct. 28th (Breakfast Only) Ways to Get Involved Committee Heads (6) Volunteer Gift Bag Food Evening Event Speaker/Panel Brunch/Pub Volunteering/Interactive “Duties” NAWMBA National Conference and Career Fair November 2-3, 2007 Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland Early bird Registration ends Oct, 15th Conference, registration, and travel information can be found at www.mbawomen.org Conference Events Career Fair Case Competition Panel Keynote Speakers NAWMBA Case Competition Sponsored by Thunderbird School of Global Management and Hilti Corporation First 50 teams to register (4-5 students, at least 2 First Years and 2 Second Years, or equivalent) will have the chance to compete in the final round at the National Conference for $10,000 in prize money. Team entry fee is $50 Timeline: Team registration period: Now through September 20 Online round begins: September 21 Online round ends: October 5 First round judging begins: October 8 12 semi-finalists are announced: October 16 Second round judging begins: October 18 6 finalists are announced: October 24 Final round at University of Maryland College Park: November 2 Winners announced that evening at the awards ceremony Link to more information: http://nawmba.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=Nat_Conf200 7_Case_Competition_Information NAWMBA Auction - November 9, 2007 Mission: Build the Olin network across the MBA programs, alumni, and corporate contacts Charity Event with Silent and Oral Auction Proceeds to benefit Girls, Inc. and the Olin Chapter of NAWMBA Student Volunteer Opportunities Auction Items: Logistics: Advertising/Public Relations: Internal Donations Location Media External Donations Food/Drink External Relations Entertainment Print Material For Additional Information: Websites: NAWMBA Olin Chapter: http://www.olin.wustl.edu/orgs/nawmba/ NAWMBA: http://www.mbawomen.org Forté Foundation: http://www.fortefoundation.org/ Feel free to contact any of the officers Get Involved Today! Sign up sheets are in the front of the room. Questions?
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