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Communications and Marketing

Women in Biz gain ACCESS

Business faculty and successful Chicago-area business women met with members of the College’s new Women in Biz group during a panel discussion and networking event.

The event drew 20 female business, economics, finance, and entrepreneurship students—dressed in business attire—who mingled with the professionals and female business faculty, including Professor and Chair of Economics, Business, and Finance Carolyn Tuttle, Associate Professor and Chair of the Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program Amanda Felkey, and Assistant Professor of Business and Coordinator of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Darlene Jaffke.

“This was hands down the most valuable career-related event I have attended,” said Alexis Yusim ’15, the double-major in economics and mathematics who is also minoring in philosopy. “I really appreciate the Women In Biz initiative. I think all of the females in the department are going to benefit greatly from it.”

The College’s new Women in Biz organization focuses on supporting females as they navigate their course of study and pursue careers and additional education in business-related fields. Providing access to professionals is a cornerstone of the group.

Jessica Coleman ’89, a vice president at Goldman Sachs, attended the event as a panel member and alumna of the College. She enjoyed getting together with students and women business professionals.

“It was an interesting and diverse panel with a lot of different perspectives to share,” Coleman said. “All in all, it was a great evening.”