About

WiB exists to serve the women of the Foster MBA community and their allies. As an MBAA club, WiB has 3 main goals:

  • Building Community

  • Unpacking Gender Dynamics

  • Professional Networking

We recognize the intersectionality of diversity efforts and aim to promote greater collaboration between WiB and the wider Foster community–including fellow MBAA clubs, faculty, alumni, and the Seattle business community.

Mission:

Our mission is to support the personal and professional development of Foster women MBA students by creating opportunities for women to grow into leadership positions and increase their visibility in the classroom, the workplace, and the community. We encourage our members and everyone at Foster to engage in behaviors, activities, and dialogue that fosters a welcoming environment where women MBA students can thrive. 

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Goals for 2019-2020:

  • Build community

    • Build stronger relationships between first years and second years full time, evening and full time and with undergrad women.

  • Build awareness of gender dynamics with professors and classmates of all genders.

  • Build our professional network

    • Forte Foundation

    • NAWMBA

    • Professional groups & ERGs

Interested in learning more about Foster Women in Business? Send us a note via out contact form!

 

Leadership
 
COLETTE HULL  PRESIDENT     Hometown or where you were living before Seattle?  Seattle is my hometown and I am a proud Double Dawg!  Previous/current role?  Client Manager in Private Wealth Management   What does WiB mean to you?  Community of talented and motivated women and allies encouraging and empowering one another to achieve our personal and professional goals.  If you could have dinner with one influential woman who would it be?  Definitely Ruth Bader Ginsburg because of her contributions to equal protection for women. I would want to talk about her career as the second female Supreme Court justice, the Supreme Court appointment process and bipartisanship (she had an extremely close friendship with Antonin Scalia despite the differences in their ideologies).  Favorite Seattle attraction?  Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum  What fictional character do you most identify with and why?  Elle Woods (Legally Blonde) because my significant accomplishments are typically the result of a lot of hard work! I also strive to do the right thing and always be nice!  Favorite memory or something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:  The survival challenge in Greg Bigley's jump start course because it reminded me of how much stronger we can be when we work together!

COLETTE HULL
PRESIDENT

Hometown or where you were living before Seattle? Seattle is my hometown and I am a proud Double Dawg!
Previous/current role?
Client Manager in Private Wealth Management

What does WiB mean to you? Community of talented and motivated women and allies encouraging and empowering one another to achieve our personal and professional goals.
If you could have dinner with one influential woman who would it be?
Definitely Ruth Bader Ginsburg because of her contributions to equal protection for women. I would want to talk about her career as the second female Supreme Court justice, the Supreme Court appointment process and bipartisanship (she had an extremely close friendship with Antonin Scalia despite the differences in their ideologies).
Favorite Seattle attraction?
Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum
What fictional character do you most identify with and why?
Elle Woods (Legally Blonde) because my significant accomplishments are typically the result of a lot of hard work! I also strive to do the right thing and always be nice!
Favorite memory or something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:
The survival challenge in Greg Bigley's jump start course because it reminded me of how much stronger we can be when we work together!

ABBY CULLINAN  SVP, EVENING ENGAGEMENT     Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle?  Wellesley, MA   Previous/current role?  Consultant, Food & Beverage Industry   What does WiB mean to you?  Coming together to recognize the experiences and potential of Foster women, and to strengthen our community.   If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be? And, what would you ask her/talk about?  Chef + writer Gabrielle Hamilton - I'd love to know the story of how she honed her voice as a writer and built a unique workplace culture within the restaurant industry.   Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend?  Seward Park, for a walk by water and through old-growth forest.   What fictional character do you most identify with and why?  Inspector Morse, because I love a good mystery and a pint.   Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:  I'm continuing to learn about my classmates and their lives outside of the classroom. The MBA program is a shared experience but not a cookie cutter one -- I'm really inspired by the many stories of what brought folks to Foster and shapes their lives and the broader learning community here.

ABBY CULLINAN
SVP, EVENING ENGAGEMENT

Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle? Wellesley, MA

Previous/current role? Consultant, Food & Beverage Industry

What does WiB mean to you? Coming together to recognize the experiences and potential of Foster women, and to strengthen our community.

If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be? And, what would you ask her/talk about? Chef + writer Gabrielle Hamilton - I'd love to know the story of how she honed her voice as a writer and built a unique workplace culture within the restaurant industry.

Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend? Seward Park, for a walk by water and through old-growth forest.

What fictional character do you most identify with and why? Inspector Morse, because I love a good mystery and a pint.

Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster: I'm continuing to learn about my classmates and their lives outside of the classroom. The MBA program is a shared experience but not a cookie cutter one -- I'm really inspired by the many stories of what brought folks to Foster and shapes their lives and the broader learning community here.

MIKAELA RUBIN  SVP, MARKETING AND FIRST-YEAR ENGAGEMENT     Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle?  Seattle, WA   Previous/current role?  Business Development Manager at Lilly Pulitzer   What does WiB mean to you?  Inclusivity & Community   If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be?  And, what would you ask her/talk about? Oprah Winfrey   Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend?  Seward Park - It's a great place to run and I love the view of Mt Rainier.   What fictional character do you most identify with and why?  Elle Woods. I've loved Legally Blonde since I was young but I only recently realized how special and important of a film it is. Elle Wood’s character exemplifies the importance of morality and having self-confidence.   Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:  A favorite overall experience at Foster has been the amount of candor that everyone displays. I have been able to be candid about my strengths and weaknesses and give help or ask for help when I need it.

MIKAELA RUBIN
SVP, MARKETING AND FIRST-YEAR ENGAGEMENT

Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle? Seattle, WA

Previous/current role? Business Development Manager at Lilly Pulitzer

What does WiB mean to you? Inclusivity & Community

If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be? And, what would you ask her/talk about? Oprah Winfrey

Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend? Seward Park - It's a great place to run and I love the view of Mt Rainier.

What fictional character do you most identify with and why? Elle Woods. I've loved Legally Blonde since I was young but I only recently realized how special and important of a film it is. Elle Wood’s character exemplifies the importance of morality and having self-confidence.

Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster: A favorite overall experience at Foster has been the amount of candor that everyone displays. I have been able to be candid about my strengths and weaknesses and give help or ask for help when I need it.

 
TYLER KINGDON  SVP, ALLYSHIP     Hometown or where you were living before Seattle?  Seattle, WA  Previous/current role?  Operations manager at startup/restaurants   What does WiB mean to you?  Equity of opportunity for all  If you could have dinner with one influential woman who would it be?  Nellie Bly - so many things. First: what would you have done different if there was equal access to opportunities for women in your time?  Favorite Seattle attraction?  "Beaches" in the summer time  What fictional character do you most identify with and why?  Samuel Hamilton from East of Eden. Crafty, compassionate, and thoughtful, but never really good at looking after his best interest - something I think is a good quality... in moderation!   Favorite memory or something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:  Rock Box karaoke, watching all the personalities pop! Some among us have some serious pipes!

TYLER KINGDON
SVP, ALLYSHIP

Hometown or where you were living before Seattle? Seattle, WA
Previous/current role?
Operations manager at startup/restaurants

What does WiB mean to you? Equity of opportunity for all
If you could have dinner with one influential woman who would it be?
Nellie Bly - so many things. First: what would you have done different if there was equal access to opportunities for women in your time?
Favorite Seattle attraction?
"Beaches" in the summer time
What fictional character do you most identify with and why?
Samuel Hamilton from East of Eden. Crafty, compassionate, and thoughtful, but never really good at looking after his best interest - something I think is a good quality... in moderation!
Favorite memory or something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:
Rock Box karaoke, watching all the personalities pop! Some among us have some serious pipes!

NANCY LI  VP, OUTREACH AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS      Hometown or where you were living before Seattle?  Berkeley, CA  Previous/current role?  Senior Transportation Planner at King County Metro   What does WiB mean to you?  A platform for women and allies to network and learn from each other  If you could have dinner with one influential woman who would it be?  Angela Merkel. What is your leadership style and what is your biggest lesson learned in building partnerships?   Favorite Seattle attraction?  Alki Beach  What fictional character do you most identify with and why?  Andrea Sachs, Devil Wears Prada  Favorite memory or something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:  Cruising and floating on a hot summer day with my fellow classmates in Lake Washington!

NANCY LI
VP, OUTREACH AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS


Hometown or where you were living before Seattle? Berkeley, CA
Previous/current role?
Senior Transportation Planner at King County Metro

What does WiB mean to you? A platform for women and allies to network and learn from each other
If you could have dinner with one influential woman who would it be?
Angela Merkel. What is your leadership style and what is your biggest lesson learned in building partnerships?
Favorite Seattle attraction?
Alki Beach
What fictional character do you most identify with and why?
Andrea Sachs, Devil Wears Prada
Favorite memory or something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:
Cruising and floating on a hot summer day with my fellow classmates in Lake Washington!

NATALIE SULLIVAN  VP, FACULTY LIAISON     Hometown or where you were living before Seattle?  Santa Cruz, CA  Previous/current role?  Enologist, Figgins Family Wine Estates   What does WiB mean to you?  Equity and access  If you could have dinner with one influential woman who would it be?  Beyoncé   Favorite Seattle attraction?  My dog and I love Volunteer Park  What fictional character do you most identify with and why?  Katniss Everdeen — smart, resourceful, driven   Favorite memory or something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:  Foster has pushed me to think about risk in a whole new way, both in terms of business and my personal life. In addition to thinking about risk in the context of finance, I’ve been reflecting a lot about the risk one takes to take to be an effective, vulnerable leader. I look forward to digging in to what this means for me and my colleagues in the years to come.

NATALIE SULLIVAN
VP, FACULTY LIAISON

Hometown or where you were living before Seattle? Santa Cruz, CA
Previous/current role?
Enologist, Figgins Family Wine Estates

What does WiB mean to you? Equity and access
If you could have dinner with one influential woman who would it be?
Beyoncé
Favorite Seattle attraction?
My dog and I love Volunteer Park
What fictional character do you most identify with and why?
Katniss Everdeen — smart, resourceful, driven
Favorite memory or something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:
Foster has pushed me to think about risk in a whole new way, both in terms of business and my personal life. In addition to thinking about risk in the context of finance, I’ve been reflecting a lot about the risk one takes to take to be an effective, vulnerable leader. I look forward to digging in to what this means for me and my colleagues in the years to come.

 
MEGAN STEVENSON  VP, EVENING PROGRAMMING     Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle? Billings, MT  Previous/current role? Industrial Engineering at Boeing  What does WiB mean to you? To me, WiB means community!  If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be? And, what would you ask her/talk about? Melinda Gates! Her commitment to charitable causes is amazing. She connects with and speaks for so many females across the world.  Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend? Chihuly Garden and Discovery Park  What fictional character do you most identify with and why? Elsa! I love her name and I love the song 'Let It Go'.  Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster: My favorite memory so far has been going on the study tour to Colombia and Panama. Awesome trip full of education and fun, and I got to get to know so many wonderful people from Foster on the trip.

MEGAN STEVENSON
VP, EVENING PROGRAMMING


Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle? Billings, MT

Previous/current role? Industrial Engineering at Boeing

What does WiB mean to you? To me, WiB means community!

If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be? And, what would you ask her/talk about? Melinda Gates! Her commitment to charitable causes is amazing. She connects with and speaks for so many females across the world.

Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend? Chihuly Garden and Discovery Park

What fictional character do you most identify with and why? Elsa! I love her name and I love the song 'Let It Go'.

Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster: My favorite memory so far has been going on the study tour to Colombia and Panama. Awesome trip full of education and fun, and I got to get to know so many wonderful people from Foster on the trip.

TIFFANY SUNG  VP, CAREERS     Hometown or where you were living before Seattle?  Taichung, Taiwan  Previous/current role?  Business Analyst at Gravity Payments   What does WiB mean to you?  Women empowerment  If you could have dinner with one influential woman who would it be?  I'd love to speak with Nancy Lublin about using data to drive positive change.  Favorite Seattle attraction?  MoPOP  What fictional character do you most identify with and why?  Luna Lovegood when I'm at my best - wise, kind, brave, and wonderfully weird.  Favorite memory or something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:  I learned that the Foster community is even more supportive than I thought it would be, and I'd like to try my best to contribute to it.

TIFFANY SUNG
VP, CAREERS

Hometown or where you were living before Seattle? Taichung, Taiwan
Previous/current role?
Business Analyst at Gravity Payments

What does WiB mean to you? Women empowerment
If you could have dinner with one influential woman who would it be?
I'd love to speak with Nancy Lublin about using data to drive positive change.
Favorite Seattle attraction?
MoPOP
What fictional character do you most identify with and why?
Luna Lovegood when I'm at my best - wise, kind, brave, and wonderfully weird.
Favorite memory or something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:
I learned that the Foster community is even more supportive than I thought it would be, and I'd like to try my best to contribute to it.

MATT BISHOP  VP, ALLYSHIP AND BLUE DOT AFFAIRS      Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle?  Seattle, WA   Previous/current role?  Musician / College Admissions Counselor   What does WiB mean to you?  Creating space for voices that haven't been heard. Advocacy. Intentionality. Empowerment. Learning to listen. Appreciating marginalized perspectives. Redefining perceptions of femininity and masculinity, particularly in the context of longheld power structures.   If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be?  And, what would you ask her/talk about? Brene Brown! I would love to talk about vulnerability and get her thoughts on its relation to our culture's perception of masculinity.   Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend?  Bainbridge Island ferry   What fictional character do you most identify with and why?  Jim Halpert   Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:  As I prepared for one company's rigorous interview process, I was blown away by the amount of time, energy, and encouragement I received from my classmates. Half a dozen spent multiple hours with me prepping for interviews and giving me tips; a dozen more offered to help, but I only had so much time! The supportive nature of the Foster community has been amazing and more than I could have imagined.

MATT BISHOP
VP, ALLYSHIP AND BLUE DOT AFFAIRS


Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle? Seattle, WA

Previous/current role? Musician / College Admissions Counselor

What does WiB mean to you? Creating space for voices that haven't been heard. Advocacy. Intentionality. Empowerment. Learning to listen. Appreciating marginalized perspectives. Redefining perceptions of femininity and masculinity, particularly in the context of longheld power structures.

If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be? And, what would you ask her/talk about? Brene Brown! I would love to talk about vulnerability and get her thoughts on its relation to our culture's perception of masculinity.

Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend? Bainbridge Island ferry

What fictional character do you most identify with and why? Jim Halpert

Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster: As I prepared for one company's rigorous interview process, I was blown away by the amount of time, energy, and encouragement I received from my classmates. Half a dozen spent multiple hours with me prepping for interviews and giving me tips; a dozen more offered to help, but I only had so much time! The supportive nature of the Foster community has been amazing and more than I could have imagined.

ALINA OKHOTNIKOVA  VP, COMMUNICATIONS     Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle?  Novosibirsk, Russia   Previous/current role?  Cloud Portfolio Marketing Manager at IBM   What does WiB mean to you?  WiB is my happy place!   If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be?  And, what would you ask her/talk about? New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. She is the only elected leader in the world to give birth while in office since 1990. How to get more female leaders?   Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend?  Ballard Farmers Market and Green lake!   What fictional character do you most identify with and why?  Kate Reddy from "I Don't Know How She Does It". Because as Sarah Jessica Parker, I'm trying to explore the question of if working women can "have it all".   Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:  My Baby shower organized by my favorite classmates!

ALINA OKHOTNIKOVA
VP, COMMUNICATIONS

Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle? Novosibirsk, Russia

Previous/current role? Cloud Portfolio Marketing Manager at IBM

What does WiB mean to you? WiB is my happy place!

If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be? And, what would you ask her/talk about? New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. She is the only elected leader in the world to give birth while in office since 1990. How to get more female leaders?

Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend? Ballard Farmers Market and Green lake!

What fictional character do you most identify with and why? Kate Reddy from "I Don't Know How She Does It". Because as Sarah Jessica Parker, I'm trying to explore the question of if working women can "have it all".

Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster: My Baby shower organized by my favorite classmates!

MORGAN FRIEDMAN  VP, FINANCE     Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle?  Austin, TX   Previous/current role?  Senior Program Manager of New Product Development at a Professional Services Start-Up   What does WiB mean to you?  Empowerment and community   If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be?  Melinda Gates   Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend?  Summer bonfire at Golden Gardens Park   What fictional character do you most identify with and why?  Rory Gilmore. Her ambition and love for family, books, and coffee.   Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:  Foster is a safe place and supportive environment to try new things and push yourself way outside your comfort zone. This allows for a lot of self-reflection on what you want, both personally and professionally.

MORGAN FRIEDMAN
VP, FINANCE

Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle? Austin, TX

Previous/current role? Senior Program Manager of New Product Development at a Professional Services Start-Up

What does WiB mean to you? Empowerment and community

If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be? Melinda Gates

Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend? Summer bonfire at Golden Gardens Park

What fictional character do you most identify with and why? Rory Gilmore. Her ambition and love for family, books, and coffee.

Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster: Foster is a safe place and supportive environment to try new things and push yourself way outside your comfort zone. This allows for a lot of self-reflection on what you want, both personally and professionally.

KATIE ROSE MENNEMEIER  VP, MENTORSHIP     Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle?  Chicago, IL   Previous/current role?  Project Manager at Groupon   What does WiB mean to you?  Can be a word, phrase, sentence... Sisterhood   If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be?  And, what would you ask her/talk about? I would have dinner with Julie Andrews, and I would her ask her to sing a song (from The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, or My Fair Lady).   Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend?  (ex: Pike Place, Space Needle, UW's bomb af view of Mt Ranier?) View from the Water Tower Observation Deck at Volunteer Park   What fictional character do you most identify with and why?  Can be from literature, film, tv, etc. Rachel Berry from Glee because I love to spontaneously burst into song.   Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:  Failure is a stepping stone to success.

KATIE ROSE MENNEMEIER
VP, MENTORSHIP

Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle? Chicago, IL

Previous/current role? Project Manager at Groupon

What does WiB mean to you? Can be a word, phrase, sentence... Sisterhood

If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be? And, what would you ask her/talk about? I would have dinner with Julie Andrews, and I would her ask her to sing a song (from The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, or My Fair Lady).

Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend? (ex: Pike Place, Space Needle, UW's bomb af view of Mt Ranier?) View from the Water Tower Observation Deck at Volunteer Park

What fictional character do you most identify with and why? Can be from literature, film, tv, etc. Rachel Berry from Glee because I love to spontaneously burst into song.

Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster: Failure is a stepping stone to success.

CHRISTINE WHITE  VP, EVENING COMMUNICATIONS     Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle?  Cambridge, MA   Previous/current role?  Marketing at tech company   What does WiB mean to you?  Elevating women and empowering the sharing of perspectives and experiences.   If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be?  Junko Tabei, the first woman to have summited Everest. I would love to hear the story of her life and how she came to be an incredibly strong woman both physically and mentally, and how/what barriers she overcame to climb Everest.   Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend?  Golden Gardens beach on a sunny afternoon!   What fictional character do you most identify with and why?  Mulan. She is fierce, proud, brave, an incredible friend.   Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:  I've really enjoyed engaging with and participating in clubs at Foster. Getting to meet students in other classes, forming bonds with students of similar interests, and adding value from my experiences while learning at the same time has been rewarding and quite fun!

CHRISTINE WHITE
VP, EVENING COMMUNICATIONS

Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle? Cambridge, MA

Previous/current role? Marketing at tech company

What does WiB mean to you? Elevating women and empowering the sharing of perspectives and experiences.

If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be? Junko Tabei, the first woman to have summited Everest. I would love to hear the story of her life and how she came to be an incredibly strong woman both physically and mentally, and how/what barriers she overcame to climb Everest.

Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend? Golden Gardens beach on a sunny afternoon!

What fictional character do you most identify with and why? Mulan. She is fierce, proud, brave, an incredible friend.

Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster: I've really enjoyed engaging with and participating in clubs at Foster. Getting to meet students in other classes, forming bonds with students of similar interests, and adding value from my experiences while learning at the same time has been rewarding and quite fun!

RUCHI SINGH  VP, INTERNATIONAL LIAISON     Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle?  Hometown: India/Singapore   Previous/current role?  Head of Account Management at a legal-tech startup   What does WiB mean to you?  Women & men elevating women in the workplace   If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be?  And, what would you ask her/talk about? Angela Markel - How do you win friends and influence people?   Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend?  Ferry to Bainbridge Island   What fictional character do you most identify with and why?  Olivia Pope from Scandal - smart, resourceful, unafraid, and a wine lover.   Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster:  Living and breathing the Foster school spirit and pride during C4C weekend at Stanford. It was amazing to see everyone come together to compete at sports and cheer each other and bring home the Golden Briefcase!

RUCHI SINGH
VP, INTERNATIONAL LIAISON

Hometown or Where you were living before Seattle? Hometown: India/Singapore

Previous/current role? Head of Account Management at a legal-tech startup

What does WiB mean to you? Women & men elevating women in the workplace

If you could have dinner with one influential woman (living or deceased) who would it be? And, what would you ask her/talk about? Angela Markel - How do you win friends and influence people?

Favorite Seattle attraction that you would recommend? Ferry to Bainbridge Island

What fictional character do you most identify with and why? Olivia Pope from Scandal - smart, resourceful, unafraid, and a wine lover.

Share a favorite memory or reflect on something meaningful that you've learned so far during your time here at Foster: Living and breathing the Foster school spirit and pride during C4C weekend at Stanford. It was amazing to see everyone come together to compete at sports and cheer each other and bring home the Golden Briefcase!

 
 
Events

Throughout the year, Women in Business offers programming and activities roughly centered around the following categories:

Discussion Forums | WiB hosts discussions throughout the quarter to provide a safe space for members to discuss topics important to them, from gender dynamics on MBA study teams to concerns about sexist language in the workplace.

Speakers & Workshops | WiB hosts guests speakers and clinicians to present on a variety of topics, including gaining higher levels of emotional intelligence and developing more confident speaking skills. These events are often delivered through a joint effort of multiple clubs and space can be limited. RSVP is typically required.

Career & Alumni Networking | WiB works to nurture relationships in the greater Seattle community by planning networking events that offer members the chance to connect with Foster alumni and executives from the city’s many outstanding companies. Casual networking events are held throughout the year, sometimes in conjunction with other club activities. The club also hosts an annual Spring Alumni Networking Dinner, where current students dine with club alumni.

Mentorship Program | An initiative sponsored by the Women in Business chapters at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, the WiB Mentor Program matches MBA students with undergraduate women to discuss everything from academics to career paths. The program features an event each quarter, with a Kick-Off Meet & Greet in the fall; Coffee Chats in the winter, where mentors are provided with coffee cards to treat their mentee(s); and a closing Spring Luncheon, featuring a guest speaker from the business community.

Social Activities | Throughout the year, WiB offers evening and weekend social activities with a casual atmosphere. Additionally, off-campus retreats provide stress-free getaways for members to relax, connect, and recharge with activities ranging from yoga to cooking to hiking.

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