Schulich Wins Reimagining Women in Leadership Competition
Last week, Schulich was awarded first place in the Ted Rogers’ Reimagining Women in Leadership 2022 competition. The case competition brought together people from diverse backgrounds in North America’s MBA programs to exchange ideas on socially relevant business issues and topics related to women in leadership.
This year’s topic was the Central Bank’s Digital Currency and each team had 20 minutes to present their solution plus a 10-minute Q&A with the judges. The team spent endless hours researching the Canadian central bank’s position and the difference between decentralized cryptocurrency and what a centralized, digital currency could be.
Team Schulich consisted of four Master of Business Administration 2022 Candidates: Deanna Galati, Mathuri Mayakrishnan, Eunice Kajob, and Jennifer Mahendran.
“Regardless of how much each person knows, a strong, cohesive team makes all the difference,” said Mathuri. “It was intimidating at first, but once we dove deep into the research, we were enticed by all the possibilities.”
The winning prize for the competition was a 12-month mentorship program with Women in Governance. The team credits their success to strong team members, but also to strong support staff such as Schulich Instructor Courtney Mills and Case Competition Coach Joe Fayt.
“The team carefully took a realistic approach understanding the Bank of Canada’s position,” said Professor Mills. “They considered risks and adoption by the general public and chose an innovative solution that added value to the end consumer.”