Women@Anderson

Now, more than ever, is the time for women leaders and influencers to advance the course of business and the economy.

The Women’s Business Connection (WBC) is a UCLA Anderson School of Management professional club that cultivates strong business leaders and a community of influential alumnae by supporting, developing and challenging women from all MBA programs (full-time, FEMBA and EMBA) throughout their time at UCLA Anderson and beyond.

 

Success Stories

 

These students and alumnae are paving the way to success and inclusion for future generations of women worldwide.

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A STEM Path Led Her from Rocket City Space Camp to President of American Girl

At American Girl, Katy Parker Dickson (’92) shoots the moon

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In Diversity, a Unified Force

With one childhood ambition accomplished, U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Diana Perez (’20) is on a mission to fulfill the next one

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The App That Demystifies 21st-Century College Saving

UCLA Anderson FEMBA alumna Ksenia Yudina (’14) may be the only finance expert in the U.S. cracking the 529 code for regular people

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A Diversity of Options

Alumna Patrice Greenwood-Eitner (’04) helps first-generation college students reach the top rung

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Openness Sets UCLA Anderson Apart

This is my #WhyAnderson ― the Class of 2019.

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In The News

Secrets of Success: Shannon Eusey on Recruiting

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California Census Effort Counts on UCLA Anderson Alumna Adriana Martinez

An accurate headcount in 2020 will be critical for California’s fiscal future, and she intends to tally each and every one of the state’s inhabitants

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Writer Erika Green Swafford Inks Overall Deal With Universal TV

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Johnson & Johnson leads the way to a world without disease

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Relive the Highlights of Velocity 2019

 

February 1, 2019 was a day of inspiration, empowerment, warmth, laughter, cheers and sharing from an enthusiastic crowd gathered for UCLA Anderson’s 2019 Velocity Women’s Leadership Summit, presented by the Women’s Business Connection and Anderson Women.

 

Faculty Research

 

UCLA Anderson Review highlights cutting-edge research of interest
to women and the wider world.

Fernanda Bravo

Assistant Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management

Corrine Bendersky

Professor of Management

Margaret Shih

UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors Term Chair in Management

Cassie Mogilner Holmes

Associate Professor of Marketing

Hengchen Dai

Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations and Behavioral Decision Making

Suzanne Shu

Associate Professor of Marketing

Carla Hayn

Professor of Accounting; Faculty Director, International Initiatives

Mariko Sakakibara

Professor of Policy

Jennifer Whitson

Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations

Elisa Long

Assistant Professor of Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management

Paola Giuliano

Associate Professor of Economics

Magali Delmas

Associate Professor of Marketing

 

Community

 

Our work effects positive change on campus and around the globe.

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ECHO: Engaged, Courageous, Humble, Open

Creating a climate for greater equity, diversity and inclusion at UCLA Anderson

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Martine Rothblatt
(B.A. ’77, MBA/J.D. ’81)

UCLA awarded Anderson alumna Martine Rothblatt its highest honor, the UCLA Medal

Jessica Kimball ('15)

Jessica Kimball went from graduation to head of global diversity at Mattel in two short years

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Heather Felix Returns to Lead Easton Technology Center

Alumna plans focus on leadership for students aiming for tech careers

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From Custom to Customizable: When Family Businesses Evolve with L&L's Elisia Flores

Nike Irvin (’89) is building a model for U.S. truth and reconciliation based on those that have succeeded internationally

GIRLSCHOOL entrepreneur Anna Bulbrook joined Anderson’s Impactathon and pitched her way to first place

Cynthy Moffatt (’88) and Beth Friedman (’87) inspired an initiative to help fellow alumnae re-enter the workforce

Global Purview

A UCLA Anderson field study team visited two countries and produced research to help the International Labour Organization devise strategy to engage business leaders worldwide through a new publication on women in business and management.

 

5 Questions With

 
  • Connie Knight (’98)

    Head of Multicultural Content Partnerships, YouTube

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    Ana Peña ('13)

    Director of Conference Support Team, Teach for All

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    Bo Cross ('16)

    Operations Manager, Lyft
    Lieutenant Junior Grade, U.S. Navy

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    Tazia Middleton ('18)

    Certified Financial Planner
    Co-President, Black Business Students Association

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  • Erica Dionne ('09)

    VP of Product Development and Strategy, Digital Distribution, NBCUniversal Inc.

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    Diana Salsa (B.A. '03, '09)

    Director of Marketing,
    Wonderful Citrus

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Conversations

 

We share succes, fostering dialogue between seasoned professionals and our student body.

Sherry Lansing is a trailblazer for women in film and philanthropy

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Disney CFO Christine McCarthy proved she's a a “risk” that paid off

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Social Entrepreneur Leila Janah asked, "What if you could help end global poverty in your lifetime?"

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Dr. Va Lecia Adams Kellum made it her mission to tackle homelessness in Los Angeles

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Rebecca Bilek-Chee (’16) and Jeff Cornell (’08) agree there’s something about Anderson that brings people together

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At the helm of a Top 20 network, BET’s Debra Lee always aims for authenticity

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Dr. Susan Love ('98) hurdled sexism to make greater strides toward a cure for cancer

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In the News

 

Female faculty at UCLA Anderson make headlines with new research influencing markets, industry and consumer behavior.

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Biases Can Interfere With Retirement Decisions

Future retirees who don’t favor annuities are risk-averse, Professor Suzanne Shu told attendees of the Plan Sponsor Council of America Conference 

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UCLA Anderson Review

Running Low on PTO? Just Change Your Vacation Mindset

Cassie Mogilner Holmes, Sanford E. DeVoe, and Ph.D. student Colin West offer an intriguing hack that is easy and affordable for anyone to give a go: Frame your weekend as a vacation

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UCLA Optimists

 
  • Marion Anderson


    She saw to the future
     

    Linda Liau (Ph.D. '99, '16)


    She leads the brain trust that fights brain tumors

    Susan Wojcicki ('98)


    She helped build our connected world

    Christine Simmons (B.S. '98)

    She always keeps her eye on the ball

  • Lynn Vavreck


    Her uncommon political insights serve the common good

    Anna Lee Fisher (B.S. '71, M.D. '76, M.S. '77)

    Some working moms love their commute

    Nina Gregory


    Her voice transports you
     

    Jorja Leap


    For her, the city streets are roads to redemptions

 

Other Resources

 


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Developing Women Leaders in University Administration


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Preparing Our Women Board Members of Tomorrow


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Women’s Leadership Insititute