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Marybeth Bucklen, MBA Student
A Sustainable & Socially Responsible Career
I stood in the sunny atrium of the Atlanta Hilton Hotel, taking in the sights and sounds of women networking with representatives from companies and organizations sponsoring the 2018 Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference. The conference, hosted by the Forté Foundation from June 15-16, 2018, was advertised as an event where women could “explore career paths, meet recruiters and mentors, and hear from today’s most influential businesswomen.” When the Scheller College of Business (in which I am a second-year student in the Evening MBA Program) offered me a ticket to the conference, I jumped at the opportunity to attend.
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Scheller College was one of largest groups at the conference, with over 50 attendees and panelists.
Scheller Women Celebrate the Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference in Atlanta
Each summer, hundreds of MBA women gather for Forté Foundation’s MBA Women’s Leadership Conference for career preparation, professional development, and networking. With the 2018 conference in Atlanta, Scheller College boasted over 50 attendees and contributed panelists throughout the conference weekend.
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Gail Evans, Adjunct Lecturer
Gail Evans Discusses Gender Imbalance in News Media on NPR's On Point
Scheller College's Gail Evans joined NPR's On Point today to discuss the gender imbalance in news media, alongside panelists from The New York Times and The Atlantic. Prior to joining Scheller College, Gail served as Executive Vice President of CNN. In the On Point panel, she noted, "What we kept discovering at CNN was behind 90% of these important men on the air, there was some woman who was the researcher, or doing the briefing paper for them, or even answering the questions when the researcher called-- but they were never in front of the camera."
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Left to right: Nancy Sykes, Dean Maryam Alavi, Andrew Davis, and Dr. Beatriz M. Rodriguez.
C-Suite Executives Share Their Best Practices on Prioritizing and Embracing Diversity and Inclusion
In a rapidly diversifying world, implementing diversity and inclusion practices in the workplace is not only the right thing to—it is a business imperative. To this end, Scheller College of Business recently hosted executives from The Coca Cola Company, The Home Depot, and Southern Company, so they could share how their organizations both embody and embrace the power of differences.
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Panelists included, left to right: Jennifer Priestley, Cheryl Pressley, Jackie Breiter, Graciela Chadwick, and Prital Ullal.
Panel of Distinguished Female Leaders Reflect on Careers in Technology and Analytics
More than 70 people gathered at the Scheller College of Business on April 4th for the Women in Technology and Analytics Panel. The all-star panel was hosted by the Georgia Tech Business Analytics Club and the Business Analytics Center at Scheller College of Business. The event attracted groups from an array of Atlanta Universities, as well as representatives from Chick-fil-A, Southern Company and NCR.
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Dr. Earl Lewis
Working Diversity, Diversifying Work: The Work Universities Must Anticipate
Dr. Earl Lewis recently addressed students, faculty, staff, alumni and business leaders at the Thomas R. Williams Distinguished Lecture, a special edition of the IMPACT Speaker Series.
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Left to right: Dean Maryam Alavi, Kristin Fink, Dana Randall, and Gayle Sirard.
Digital Disruption Part II Explores Big Implications of Big Data
The Digital Disruption Series, co-presented by Scheller College and Accenture, discusses trends in today’s ever-changing digital arena. Part II focused on big implications of big data for business, with a discussion on how data science and other technologies can solve complex problems, harness applied intelligence, create new opportunities, and innovate the way we conduct business.
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Left to right first row: Nancy Gimbel, Declan Nishiyama, Jacquelyn Schneider, Maryam Alavi, Ashwini Jagtap, Erika Via, Alyssa Smathers. Second row: Marcus Walker, Chris Bergman, Sachin Khare.
Dean Alavi Honored in 2018 ‘Women Out Front’ Ceremony
Dean Maryam Alavi of Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech was recognized for her dedication and achievement in her industry at the 2018 Women Out Front ceremony. This honor, bestowed by the Georgia Tech women’s basketball program, celebrates women leaders who have made a significant impact in their fields and who serve as role models for young women who aspire to leadership.
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