Earlier this month, Women in Business held our 2nd annual Defining Her Future: a Women in Leadership Conference. This year, the conference generated over 350 attendees consisting of Cal Poly students, visiting professionals, local high school students and other SLO community members. Over the past few weeks, the Wire spent some time getting to know the
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that any person who desires something, must be in need of negotiation skills. When you were sixteen, you may have tried to convince your parents to buy you a car. On the first day of college, you may have tried to convince your roommate to give you the bottom
Jacqlyn Westhusing By all accounts, Jacqlyn Westhusing has had a prolific career since graduating from Cal Poly in 2012. A quick glance at her resume confirms this: her job history is flush with impressive analyst and talent management positions at several firms, including Cost Plus World Market and, most recently, Airbnb. Despite working for such
When college graduates are interviewing for jobs, one of their top criteria when considering employers is their commitment to diversity. Not only is it a point of pride in being associated with a progressive company, but it’s also a promise for a more effective and creative workplace. Why then do so many firms with rigorous
In the male dominated industry of engineering, Cal Poly alumna Dana Curran has managed to hold her own. While at Cal Poly, Curran was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Pi Mu, two engineering honor societies, as well as the Society of Women Engineers. After graduating in 1985 with a degree in Industrial
The word dynamism can be defined simply by looking at Chris Kite’s background: exciting, untraditional, and always ready for the next challenge. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Management Science and took a job as an Aerospace Engineer, where she was first exposed to finance. She later received a graduate
What has 140 characters, the backing of a celebrity and a $2,000 price tag? Well, it’s either one of two things: the punchline of a bad joke, or a single, life-changing tweet from Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group. Enjoy intimate cocktails with me in Miami on June 15th – $2,000 to charity.