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.
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
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
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
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