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The co-presidents of Women successful Business and immoderate of the members of Kellogg’s Women’s Business Association held a mentorship meetup Tuesday astatine the Kellogg Global Hub.

Kaavya Butaney, Assistant Campus Editor
January 17, 2023

Northwestern Women successful Business and the Kellogg School of Management Women’s Business Association held a mentor-mentee meetup for its members Tuesday successful the Kellogg Global Hub.

The programme matches WIB students with Kellogg students, who springiness proposal connected topics specified arsenic vocation prime and self-advocacy successful male-dominated fields. This year, the organizations besides started matching WIB underclassmen with upperclassmen to summation opportunities for undergraduates. The groups besides started accepting antheral Kellogg mentors. 

WIB and WBA matches were based connected the criteria mentees marked astir important, ranging from topics similar shared identities to shared hobbies.

“Finding radical with akin identities to enslaved with and pb maine is truly important to me,” Weinberg sophomore and WIB subordinate Riley Rendino said.

WIB co-President and Weinberg inferior Phoebe Cahill said she hopes to collaborate much with Kellogg successful the future.

WBA mentorship and alumni vice president and second-year Kellogg pupil Tina Watkins said that it’s important for Kellogg students to beryllium progressive with the undergraduate NU community. She views the mentorship programme arsenic a peculiar mode to springiness backmost to the University.

“We person each of these students present who person already done immoderate absorbing worldly successful their vocation and person faced a batch of the challenges that undergraduates are facing present oregon volition look arsenic they look for jobs and participate the workforce,” Watkins said.

WBA is Kellogg’s largest affinity radical and focuses connected empowering women and different marginalized genders, according to mentorship and alumni first-year manager and first-year Kellogg pupil Alexandria McGowan.

The radical focuses not conscionable connected nonrecreational skills, but besides idiosyncratic development, which Watkins besides appreciated.

“I started arsenic a task manager successful tech, and I often felt similar I was successful a oversea of men, not truly definite however to marque myself known and however to summation respect,” McGowan said. “And truthful for me, successful particular, having women that I looked up to that I could usage arsenic a sounding committee with questions oregon conscionable spell to for proposal was ace important.”

Kellogg pupil and mentor Cheshtha Gupta said she was “overwhelmed” with enactment from the Kellogg assemblage and wanted to assistance undergraduate students with recruitment aft being hired.

Multiple postgraduate students astatine the lawsuit said their aged mentors had written them letters of proposal for their Kellogg applications and that they wanted to widen the aforesaid assistance to younger students.

WIB co-President and Weinberg inferior Michelle Yu said her mentor helped her find opportunities and conducted mock interviews with her. She said her mentor besides helped her determine to prosecute a vocation successful consulting.

Kellogg pupil and mentor Akshita Singh said she was inspired by her ain mentoring acquisition astatine her past company.

“I mostly enactment successful male-dominated fields and I recovered it intimidating (and) a spot demotivating to not person a pistillate mentor to look up to,” Singh said. “I figured it was a bully clip to get that sorted (out for different women).”

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