Women's Business Connection (WBC)

The Women's Business Connection is a UCLA Anderson School of Management professional club that provides resources to support women in all of the MBA programs and enhances their experience at Anderson. We seek to develop outstanding business leaders and build strong relationships among our 200 members within the program and our thousands of alumnae. Together we have built rewarding events, developed lasting friendships and established strong professional networks.

Women's Business Connection

Club Officers

 

 

Club Events

 
Career Afternoon & Mixer

The WBC kicks off recruiting season with a unique event for Anderson women to develop strong connections with recruiters and alumnae. This is an opportunity to build relationships with top company representatives before On-Campus Recruiting starts. At this event, many of our members made connections with recruiters and alumnae that led to summer internships and full-time offers.

Women in Finance Brunch

The WBC and IFA partner for an event specifically tailored to women interested in the Finance Industry. This event brings Anderson women together with recruiters and alumnae from top Finance firms before On-Campus Recruiting starts.

Anderson Women’s Leadership Summit

Velocity, the annual Anderson Women’s Leadership Summit empowers women to become authentic global leaders through exceptional speakers, candid industry-specific discussions and facilitated networking among best-in-class professionals.

Professional Development Workshops

The WBC hosts workshops for members on a range of tactical topics:

  • Negotiations
  • Interview Preparation
  • Succeeding in internships to secure a full-time offer
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Managing your Personal finances
  • Leadership
Mentorship Program

The WBC Mentorship Program pairs first and second year Anderson Women with a mentor in their target industry. Mentors and mentees meet one-on-one throughout the year to develop strong connections, build industry knowledge, and strategize for future internships and full-time opportunities. Additionally, the WBC hosts events to bring mentors and mentees together as a group for additional professional and social networking.

MANbassador Program

We are proud to have a strong network of MANbassadors who are active advocates for gender equity. The WBC holds education, knowledge-sharing, and skill-building events with members and MANbassadors to increase awareness and develop the skills to effectively manage and promote diverse professional environments.

Women’s Executive Speaker Series

Throughout the year, WBC invites women at the top of their fields to Anderson to tell their stories. These lunchtime or evening events are company-specific events where high-powered women discuss important management topics.

Industry Dinners 4 Eights

Throughout the year, WBC hosts small dinners with executives from various industries including finance, consulting, technology, brand management, social impact and more.

Days on the Job

The WBC brings Anderson Women to top companies for on-site visits. These DOJs are a great way to experience the corporate culture firsthand, along with an opportunity for companies to highlight their women’s initiatives. We have relationships with companies at all levels, from startups to Fortune 500.

WBC Volunteer Days

The WBC has a strong relationship with the Downtown Women’s Center, where members volunteer regularly. The club organizes one to two community service events each quarter.

The WBC is additionally focused on building out the pipeline of young women going to business school with events to encourage high school and undergraduate women to consider an MBA in the future.

Admissions Coffee Chats

We pair prospective students with current women at Anderson who speak about their experience in the program and career plans beyond Anderson.

Trivia Night with Dean Olian

Dean Olian hosts an unforgettable trivia night each year at her home. The women of WBC are joined by female faculty for a team trivia competition.

Cocktail Hours, Potlucks, Super Scary Movie Nights and more!

The WBC aims to balance work with fun through a variety of social events each year. The ultimate goal is to build an unbreakable connection that members can carry with them far after graduation.

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