Attempts to begin a chapter of GWIB met
resistance in early 1990s.
Under new leadership, we increased our
support and established GWIB chapter in summer of 2000 with the following
To organize and network within Jones
School program and Houston.
To enrich the women in our program through
create forum for dialogue related gender issues, our program, and the business
community as a whole.
During our first year, we completed the
- Established our chapter.
- Conducted independent studies related to gender and
- Hosted events including breakfasts, interview
workshops, alumni contact opportunities, and terrific speakers.
- Hosted and organized a stellar Conference on Women in
Leadership, sponsored by the Jones School and many industry alliance partners.
- Developed a partnership with the Admissions Office to
contact prospective women that have been accepted to program and act as mentor
from their first point of contact.
these events served to attract more women to business school and to join our
This year we have developed new goals to
continuously improve our programs and presence in the community. Here are a few
- Continue successful programs from last year, such as
the Conference on Women in Leadership and the partnership with the Admissions
- Add new events that demonstrate our commitment to our
community of women outside of business: Race for the Cure, Dress for Success.
- Introduced once a month Golf Clinics with pros to
provide our members with an opportunity to learn this business-centric game in
a non-threatening environment.
- Formed alliances with the men in our program to provide
opportunity to learn from one another about gender differences, as well as
allow them to demonstrate support for our initiatives.
- Formed alliances with the Woman’s Energy Network and
the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs.
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