December 19, 2007
Dean Olian Mentors Young Entrepreneur from Kenya
Pauline Mwangi spent a week at UCLA Anderson attending classes and seminars on business practices and skills related to organization and management
LOS ANGELES - “Her work struck a particular chord with me because it was about helping young women,” UCLA Anderson’s Dean Judy Olian tells The Financial Times, of her relationship with Kenyan entrepreneur Pauline Mwangi. A new article in FT details Dean Olian’s mentoring of Mwangi, whom she met at the Fortune Magazine/State Department International Women’s Leaders conference. “It was an interesting and easy fit for us,” Olian said of the pairing, citing Anderson’s long history of working with students on microfinance projects (including projects in Kenya).
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