By Jessica Pawlarczyk
What does the Kellogg MBA experience look like for women?
What type of personal and professional support does Kellogg offer its female students?
How does Kellogg prepare women to become successful business leaders?
Close to 200 prospective students explored these crucial questions during Women’s Preview Day, an admissions event that gives women an inside look at the Kellogg MBA experience. This all-day event is co-hosted by the Kellogg Women’s Business Association (WBA), one of the largest and most active organizations on campus.
By Jessica Pawlarczyk
On Saturday, October 29, the Kellogg Black Management Association (BMA) will hold its 30th annual BMA Conference to discuss the power of diversity though the lens of business.
This year’s theme, “The Blueprint: Designing the Foundation for our Tomorrow”, focuses on leveraging learnings from the past three decades to envision a blueprint for a future of success.
By Melissa Rapp
We are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2018, a dynamic group of students who share a record of high achievement, strong leadership and intellectual merit.
At Kellogg, we have a steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion. One of the many ways we showcase this commitment is through student organizations such as Pride@Kellogg (P@K).
From May 2-6, Pride@Kellogg (P@K) hosted the second annual LGBT Ally Week with the aim of celebrating diversity and raising awareness of LGBT issues and rights. The week featured 10 different social and speaker events targeting different members of the Kellogg audience, with topics ranging from LGBT individuals in sports to tips for being a better Ally in the workplace.
Throughout the course of the week, more than 230 people attended six speaker events. There was also a solid showing for two social events and a series of small group dinner discussions focused on relevant topics. The week culminated with LGBT Preview Day, which invited prospective students from across the country to experience a day in the life of a Kellogg student.
By Libby Koerbel
Engaging a room of more than 100 people for two straight hours is no easy task, but the Women’s Business Association (WBA), Professor Victoria Medvec, Dean Sally Blount and an all-star panel of three female alumnae pulled it off. One of the panelists summed it up perfectly afterward when she said, “I knew we had hit a nerve when 80% of the crowd’s hands were raised to ask a question.”
The Women’s Leadership Seminar focused on preparing current Kellogg female students to achieve quick success, position themselves in the corporate world and overcome challenges that sometimes provoke women to leave their corporate roles in their 30s and 40s.
Professor Medvec and Dean Blount developed the Women’s Leadership Seminar in partnership with current students Rebecca Sholiton — who initially had the idea for the program — Blair Pircon, Danielle Lozier and other leaders from the WBA. The school’s vision for the program was to ensure that high potential women are equipped to aggressively pursue and successfully navigate careers that have impact as well as personal meaning.
By Shani Taylor and Shannon Turner
In 2013, during our first ever visit to campus, we attended Kellogg’s Diversity Preview Weekend. During this weekend, diverse candidates interested in Kellogg had the unique opportunity to connect with current and prospective students and alumni, and also gain a deep understanding of what the Kellogg community offers.
One example of student-led leadership we experienced first-hand that weekend was the 27th Annual Black Management Association (BMA) Conference.
The BMA Conference left an indelible mark on each of us. From its theme, “Cultural Capital: Cross-Cultural Influence in the Global Marketplace,” to thought-provoking speakers like Steve Stoute, Deanie Elsner, and Nneka Rimmer (KSM ‘01), it was clear to us that Kellogg was the type of community that celebrated student leadership, fostered engaging conversation and valued the importance of bringing students together to hear the experiences of influential leaders within the Black community.
Attending the conference solidified our interest in Kellogg and confirmed that the community was one where we felt we would not only be welcome, but could also thrive. Moreover, it triggered our desire to ultimately serve as co-chairs of the conference during our second year.