Jessie Pease: Leading Through Mentorship

Success is a broadly defined term. It can be interpreted as anything from being the CEO of your own company to completing a triathlon. But if we define success as working hard to reach your goals, Cal Poly Alumna Jessie Pease has gone above and beyond the general requirements. While at Cal Poly, she was…

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Parting Words from WIB’s Executive Board Seniors

The members of the Women in Business executive board have not only been model students, but women many students look to for inspiration on how to be better professionals, organizers and empowering leaders. To celebrate how much they have accomplished as they enter their last few weeks at Cal Poly, The WIB Wire asked the…

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Jana Colombini on Her Time as President

She had set her eyes on the presidency ever since she came to Cal Poly as a freshman, when her brother Jason was president. Since she finalized that decision her sophomore year, Jana Colombini has not faltered in her commitment to Cal Poly and its students. Leading a campus during a time of strong student…

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Sharing the Wisdom: Myra Strober’s Perspective on Feminism in the Workplace

Myra Strober is a labor economist and has worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland and in the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley and an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Stanford School of Education. She has also been a part of…

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The Power of Perseverance, Professionalism and Passion

It wasn’t until around midday that Lily Hsu Laiho took her newborn daughter to the lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). When her husband finished up his full-time job at around 5:00 p.m., he would take the baby into the empty MIT conference room, where both parents had set up as a play area.…

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A Formal Argument For Outfit Repeating

Creative director Matilda Kahl was running late for work. She was scheduled for a meeting with her new boss in less than an hour and still hadn’t decided what to wear. Despite being in a creative role and having flexibility with her outfit choices, Kahl wanted to make the right impression. When she finally picked…

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An Overview of Defining Her Future 2017

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…

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WIB in Action: Shreyas Doshi

Women in Business was founded to be a resource and community that gives young women the tools to be successful in their professions — as well as in life. The club continues to bring in amazing female speakers and industry professionals who show our members the variety of ways to be a woman in business. Although…

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