I am the Co-President of Daniels Graduate Women in Business (DGWiB), a student organization dedicated to connecting women and helping them overcome perceived barriers to their success in business. Our first meeting was held a few weeks ago at Washington Park Grille, and sixteen vibrant women attended. Over delicious appetizers, our new members
discussed what they wanted to get out of their experience with DGWiB and how they hoped the organization would add value to their time at Daniels. One person mentioned that she would like to enhance her work/life balance, a principle that had already been put into practice by a member who had brought her adorable four-year-old son to join in the fun.
Many women stated that they wanted to make more female friends at Daniels. In response, DGWiB hosted a night out at the 9th Door, a Spanish tapas restaurant and bar downtown. Seventeen people, including three men, attended the event, and everyone had a blast getting to know each other over the beautiful music of live flamenco guitarists.
This week, DGWiB will be holding elections for our open leadership positions. Because many of our members graduated last year, several positions are open, providing an excellent opportunity for our first-year students to get involved and build their resumes.
We have many exciting events coming up. We will be hosting an assertiveness workshop (which will be led by a doctoral student from the Communication Studies department), several guest speakers, and a wine tasting event at Daniels Week in the spring. We will be creating a career workshop for the clients of Dress for Success, a nonprofit which helps women find jobs. We will also be continually responding to the needs of our members by asking for feedback and hosting events that will add value to their time at Daniels.
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