When Aaron Sassounian ('19) and Greg Comanor ('19) pursued the business idea Neighborhood Works through Anderson's MBA field study Business Creation Option (BCO), they didn't know if it would in fact become a viable business. What distinguished the proposal was that the team was particularly creative in navigating complicated regulatory channels. Earlier this month, they received news that they landed $23.8 million in public funding to develop permanent, supportive housing for vulnerable residents in L.A. Read more about their BCO journey and which impact projects their company Daylight Community Development will be tackling next.
UCLA Anderson is pleased to announce that Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments, will be our 2019 John Wooden Global Leadership Award recipient. Named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People, Mellody is responsible for firm-wide management for Ariel, an organization focused on making investing accessible for everyone. Outside of work, Mellody's passion is rooted in financial literacy and investor education. The awards gala, which will also recognize students who demonstrate leadership excellence with fellowships, will take place on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
We are excited to announce a newly re-launched UCLA Anderson affinity group: Out After Anderson, our LGBTQ+ alumni group formerly known as GLBA alumni! Out After Anderson's mission is to provide professional networking, social connections, and mentorship opportunities for the Anderson LGBTQ+ community. All Anderson LGBTQ+ alumni and allies are welcome to engage and get involved. Visit the group page to find information about the board, upcoming events, plus connect on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Proudly supported by UCLA Anderson's Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Embracing Diversity Week (EDW) 2019 is coming November 17-23! A celebration of the many ways in which UCLA Anderson embraces diversity, EDW's theme will be "Reimagining Possibilities." Discover one another in fascinating talks, honest conversations, learning sessions and receptions that highlight the power that every background has to shape our future. Visit the Embracing Diversity Week website to register now to join us in person or access LiveStream talks (available November 10).
Latest in Anderson Faculty Research
Gain insights on a variety of business topics from cutting-edge research by UCLA Anderson’s faculty in this month’s UCLA Anderson Review.