Get Confident: Golf (Saturday, 04/22/2017)
Dream, Girl Screening Presented by Smith’s Office of Diversity Initiatives (Tuesday, 09/13/16): Smith School of Business’s Office of Diversity Initiatives, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, Master’s Program Office, Office of Marketing Communications, and SAWMBA are kicking off the Fall 2016 semester with a private screening of “Dream, Girl”, a powerful documentary showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs! This film is written, directed, and produced by women, for women. If you dream big and are destined for greatness, join us for an exciting screening of the film followed by an interactive networking session!
SAWMBA Kick-Off Happy Hour (Friday, 9/16/16): During our annual kick-off happy hour, SAWMBA’s students gathered to mix and mingle among 1st and 2nd years to start fostering relationships.
NAWMBA Conference (10/19/16-10/21/16): SAWMBA had the opportunity to attend 2016’s Annual National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) Conference in Stamford, CT. Women got to attend panel discussions and network with Smith alums and current MBA students from around the entire country.
Smith Women’s Tips and Challenges Forum (Wednesday, 10/26/16): SAWMBA members had the opportunity to share stories, hear from classmates, and support other women at Smith for an interactive lunchtime discussion on challenges we have faced in the workplace and MBA program.
Get Confident: Spirits (Monday, 11/28/16): This event is one in a series to encourage women to try new activities that would be beneficial for their professional development and success in business, but come with a heightened level of intimidation (for some women). In this event, we will be teaching participants about the basics of different spirits, particularly bourbon and whiskey, that tend to have a strong male consumer base but will be consumed situationally within a business setting. This event will be open to both men and women.
Get Confident: Starting Your Own Business Career Trek (Friday, 02/10/16): SAWMBA had a great tour of Republic Restoratives, D.C.’s first female-owned distillery and the largest crowd-funded distillery in the U.S. During this tour we got to know their co-founder Rachel Gardner. Big thanks to Rachel and the rest of the Republic Restoratives team for sharing your story with us- it was inspiring to see female entrepreneurs shaking up this industry. Read our recap of the event!
2017 Unconscious Bias Discussion with Allison Manswell from Cook Ross: SAWMBA co-hosted this discussion with Smith’s Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Change (CLIC), Black MBA Association, Latin America MBA Association, Smith Pride Alliance, International MBA Association, Asian MBA Association, Muslim and Middle Eastern Business Student Association, and Jewish MBA Association. Allisoon Manswell of Cook Ross spoke on gender, religion, generations, and race in the workplace and opportunities to advance inclusion. SAWMBA VP of Events and Logistics Prachi Savant talks about her learnings from the event.
Women in Business Panel (Tuesday, 02/21/17 from 6-8PM): The Consulting Club, Finance Club and SAWMBA had a great time hosting a panel discussion open to both men and women. The discussion was moderated by Professor Sarah Kroncke with panelists Juanita Russell (CFO, MERSCORP), Sherika Ekpo (Senior Advisor, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), Danielle Tate (Founder & CEO of MissNowMrs.com and Author of The Elegant Entrepreneur: The Female Founders Guide to Starting and Growing Your First Company), and Lorena Diaz (Founder of the Marketing Consulting Firm Npersona).
Read our recap and some of our favorite advice from panelists here.
Get Confident: Skeet Shooting (Friday, 04/13/2017)