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Women in Business Club

Women in Business promotes confidence, exploration and drive in female undergraduate students. There is much to be gained from the mentoring advice, insight and discussions that occur in an all-female setting, and the Women in Business Club aims to provide this forum to the women on campus. The club provides female students the opportunity to meet and mentor one another as they learn about the courses available to them in the Raymond A. Mason School, in addition to interview and internship advice and preparation.

Additionally, it is a valuable outlet where students can meet alumni that they can connect with on a deeper level. Women in Business hosts an annual panel at From DoG Street to Wall Street and also invites 2-3 professionals each semester to speak to both male and female students.

Laura Dougherty serves as the advisor. She can be reached at laura.dougherty@mason.wm.edu.

Event Highlights

On September 23, undergraduate and graduate students gathered to attend the DoG St. to Wall St. WIB Forum and discussed “The Perceptions of Women in Power.” Using examples of powerful women from politics, business and sports, the group deliberated on the effect of the media on influential women and how they might be treated differently from influential men. Nearly 20 male and female professionals from the finance industry spoke as panelists in the event and over 50 students attended.

2019 WIB Officers

Pictured from left to right: Annabel Bentley, Hope Skelly, Lani Davidoff, Simran Mahan, Noora Abdel-Fattah, Olivia Vande Woude, Murray Ryan, AldenWagner, Gwyneth Bjordammen, Claire Moosberg, and Qier Tan.

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2020 Club Officers

SIMRAN MAHAN ’21

President

Student Involvement:
Women in Business, Finance Academy, Alpha Phi Omega

Work Experience:
Summer 2020: Finance Intern, Goldman Sachs Asset Management: Global Portfolio Solutions
Summer 2019: Finance Intern, TEGNA
Summer 2019: Finance Intern, SmartPitch Ventures

Email: smahan@email.wm.edu

KYLIE GROH

Vice President of Marketing

Experience:
2019- Intern, the Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance
2019- Attendee, WIN stock pitch conference

Email Kylie: kmgroh@email.wm.edu

MAEVE MARSH ’23

Assistant Vice President of Marketing

Experience:
2019-2020: Licensing Chair for Tri Delta (Alpha Mu Chapter)
2019-2020: Public Relations Committee for Best Buddies William & Mary
2019-2020: Assistant Vice President of Marketing for Women in Business
2018: Publicity Outreach Chair for Superdance at Bishop O’Connell

Email: mmmarsh@email.wm.edu

MELANIE DECANIO

Vice President of Logistics

ALYSSA COPELAND ’22

Assistant Vice President of Logistics

Experience:
2020- Private Equity Intern, Long Point Capital
2020- Participant, Clearsight Advisors Preview Day
2019- Participant, William & Mary Wall Street Program
2019- Student Researcher, William & Mary Monroe Scholar Program

Email Alyssa: arcopeland@email.wm.edu

 

KATIE ENGLISH ’22

Vice President of Student Engagement

Experience:
2019 – Incoming Girls Who Invest Scholar
2019 – 1693 Scholar Researcher
2018-2019 – Research Assistant, Social Networks and Political Psychology Lab

Email Katie: kaenglish@email.wm.edu

GRACE VAN DELLEN

Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement

Experience:
2020 – Incoming Summer Analyst, Dominion Energy
2019 – Clearsight Advisors Externship
2019 – Harris Williams Women’s Leadership Summit
2019 – CAPitalize Women’s Summit, Capital Group

Email Grace: gevandellen@email.wm.edu

LANI DAVIDOFF

Vice President of Mentorship

UPSANA BOLT ’22

Assistant Vice President of Mentorship

Experience:
2018- Clerical Assistant, Farmers Bank
2019- Summer Accounting Intern, TowneBank
2020- Summer Tax Intern, KPMG
Participant, Wall, Einhorn, & Chernitzer Externship

Email: usbarot@email.wm.edu