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Last Updated May 5, 2021 by

Michigan Ross Receives $1M Gift for Business+Impact Initiative

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan has received a $1 million donation from the gracious Applebaum Family Philanthropy. The mission of the Applebaum Family Philanthropy is to provide invaluable opportunities and experiences to the next generation, and this thoughtful gift is dedicated to doing exactly that. By implementing the new Applebaum Family Business+Impact (B+I) Experiences and Innovation Program, Michigan Ross will have the ability to offer more resources and rewards for students.  This program will provide action-based learning in social impact, sustainability, poverty alleviation, and related policy. Most importantly, this gift will establish a... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 8, 2021 by

Stanford Graduate School of Business: Women Belong In ‘A Place Like This’

What’s A Nice Girl Like You Doing In A Place Like This? Fifty years ago, five young and ambitious women were admitted into the MBA program at Stanford University — three of them being Susan Phillips, Anne Thornton, and Barbara West. At first, their presence was unusual to faculty, administrators, and the male-dominated class. In fact, female students only made up 2% of the school class. The young women would often get asked, “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?” These women soon reclaimed that question and proved they belonged ‘in a place like this’... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 2, 2021 by

HEC Paris Launches New Initiative to Empower Female Entrepreneurs in Green Transition

HEC Paris, an international business school located in France, has decided to partner with the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society and Procter and Gamble (P&G) to start an ambitious initiative called #WomenEntrepreneurs4Good accelerator program. This initiative is designed to inspire women to innovate, grow, and foster their female creativity by turning their big idea into a business that aligns with the European Green Deal. This initiative was started for a multitude of reasons. First, the pandemic has magnified many economic obstacles faced by women worldwide. For example, many women have shut down their small businesses to provide the... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 25, 2021 by

Professor at Kellogg Nominated to Join President Biden’s Treasury Department

Ben Harris, Associate Professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University President Joe Biden publicly announced his intent to nominate Ben Harris as assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department on March 11, 2021. Harris, an Associate Professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, holds a long list of credentials that make him more than suited for this incredible position. Harris has previously worked with Biden during both his Vice Presidency and his 2021 campaign as an economic adviser. Before Harris’ time working with Biden, he held research positions at several think tanks, including the Brookings... Read more »

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