Carolyn Goerner, clinical professor of management at the Kelley School of Business, was once told to “be more like a man” to get ahead in her career. Watch the video to find out if it worked (spoiler: it didn’t).
A curiosity for other cultures led Natalie Moore, BS’16, to choose to study abroad in Hong Kong.
“You will be pushed to your limits and your patience will be tested, but you will learn so much more than you thought possible about the world and yourself by exceeding those limits and rising to the challenge.”
Watch the video to follow Natalie on her journey. Explore China—its growing economy, its changing marketplace and its evolving consumers—in Momentum, a digital magazine by the Kelley School of Business.
By George Vlahakis via IU Bloomington Newsroom
Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business is one of 10 institutions chosen by the Forté Foundation to participate in its “Rising Star” pilot initiative to encourage, support and better prepare undergraduate women for their careers and compete for top jobs.
The Rising Star offerings will enhance several opportunities already available to about 750 undergraduate women studying business at IU — including the acclaimed Kelley Compass program — and will be launched in October.
The Kelley School is home to two student organizations specifically for undergraduate women and about 60 other student groups and special activities. But the Forté Foundation program will help Kelley provide new resources and serve more female students.
“We’re proud and excited to be chosen as a pilot school by the Forté Foundation for this important program,” said Idalene “Idie” Kesner, dean of the Kelley School and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management.
Latasha Watkins had a healthy career at General Mills that spanned supply chain and operations. She’d been there 14 years, but she knew there would be a point when she wanted more. Soul searching turned into studying for the GMAT, and she found what she was looking for at the Kelley School of Business.
The catch: Her family of four. It took some adjusting. For two years, Latasha lived in Bloomington with her one-year-old son, while her husband lived and worked in Chicago, keeping their three-year-old son grounded there in his life and at school. Here’s how she made it work. (more…)
Kim Simios is a managing partner for the Chicago office of EY. In her role, Simios is responsible for growing the practice, managing resources, creating high-performing teams, developing people and fostering a strong brand and culture of exceptional client service.
Watch the video to discover how Kim Simios achieves her own true success.
Congratulations to the Chinmaya Organisation for Rural Development (CORD), one of the Kelley School’s Global Business and Social Enterprise Program (GLOBASE) partners, on winning a Global Development Award. The nonprofit organization won first prize (and $30,000) in the Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development category for “institutionalizing and empowering small and marginal women farmers in hill agriculture through systematic investment in district Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India.”
Some of our Kelley Full-Time MBAs have experienced the incredible impact of CORD during their GLOBASE projects. After preparing for seven weeks—developing a deep understanding of CORD’s culture, focused project management, and how to find solutions while working in an unfamiliar environment—the students head out for a two-week post in India. They get an in-depth understanding of CORD’s mission and impact, meeting staff and local villagers, then present business solutions.
Two of our three GLOBASE projects for CORD this year were connected to the women farmers program that earned the Global Development Award. We are proud to be part of this inspiring, life-changing work.