Women In Leadership takes steps to elevate women in business
Women In Leadership (WIL), a student association at the Schulich School of Business, has recently donated $4,000 to create the Women In Leadership Student Award, which recognizes academic excellence and provides financial support to undergraduate and graduate Schulich students who are enrolled in the BBA/iBBA or MBA/IMBA program. The Award, valued at $1,000 annually, is given in alternating years to a female undergraduate and graduate student, with preference given to a student who demonstrates significant financial hardship.
Through this Award, WIL hopes to alleviate some of the financial burden and empower female Schulich students to succeed in leadership roles at school, in the workplace and beyond. Caitlyn Bertone, iBBA ’16 and Alexandra Artamonova, IMBA ’16, WIL Co-Presidents for the 2015-2016 academic year, spearheaded the initiative before they graduated from Schulich in June.
“We were motivated to establish this Award because we, as students, recognize how much Schulich has impacted our own lives. We see the opportunities that are available at our school and how, when utilized to its fullest extent, these opportunities allow students to flourish into influential leaders that truly do extraordinary things upon graduating,” said Bertone and Artamonova.
At WIL’s recent 12th Annual INSPIRE TO ASPIRE Conference in March, Professor Marcia Annisette, Associate Dean of Students at Schulich and Program Director of the Master of Accounting Program, spoke about the importance of recognizing and inspiring future business leaders through awards such as the Women In Leadership Student Award. “This Award will have a very powerful and positive impact on a recipient’s success and development while at Schulich and throughout their life,” said Annisette.
For more information about WIL, please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/schulichwil. Or if you would like to make a contribution toward this award, please go to www.wil.supportschulich2016.ca.