Women’s Business Connection (WBC)

The Women’s Business Connection (WBC) is a UCLA Anderson School of Management professional club that cultivates influential and inclusive business leaders by supporting and developing women from all MBA programs (Full-Time, FEMBA and EMBA) throughout their time at UCLA Anderson and beyond. The WBC fosters a strong, collaborative community that elevates all Anderwomen and equips our diverse members with the resources to form meaningful relationships, grow professionally and thrive. Our club encourages the advancement of women in business by creating compelling programming and championing gender equity and intersectionality on campus.


WBC Officers


Jaanhvi Vaidya


Sarah Smurthwaite

Executive Vice President

Lauren Reed

VP of Admissions

Kalyn Saulsberry

VP of Admissions

Lauren Fior

VP of Allyship

David Lin

VP of Allyship

Mac Seder

VP of Allyship

Alexa Cohen

VP of Alumni Relations

Mirela Kosminsky

VP of Alumni Relations

Katie Solomon

VP of Community

Sarah McMahon

VP of FEMBA/EMBA Relations

Mary Lu

VP of Finance

Pallavi Bhandari

VP of International Students

Caroline Ward

VP of Marketing & Communications

Nicole Rudolph

VP of Operations

Swathi Mummini

VP of Partnerships

Paige Armstrong

VP of Professional Development

Gabrielle Eichenblatt

VP of Sponsorships

Cindy Gao

VP of Velocity Conference Operations

Katharine Meister

VP of Velocity Conference Programming

Fredel Romano

VP of Wellness




Velocity: Anderson Women’s Leadership Summit

Career Mixer

Alumnae Mentorship Program

Allyship Initiatives

Alumnae Dinners for Eight (D48s)

Women Admissions Initiatives

Professional Development Workshops

Women in Entertainment, Media and Technology Brunch

Women-Focused Industry Networking Events (Finance, Consulting, Sports, and more)

Book Club

Self-Defense Class

Women-Focused Career Panels


Connect with Us


For events, and further information please visit us on Campus Groups.