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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Why Diversity Won’t Work Without Inclusion

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…

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Career Advice From a Former Softball Coach

Last month we sat down with Becky Heidesch: Cal Poly alumna, former collegiate softball coach, and experienced entrepreneur. In 1995, Heidesch launched her first business, Women’Sports Wire. As a clearinghouse for women’s sports news, the Wire had several prominent subscribers including ESPN and the Olympics. Since starting the Wire, Heidesch has pivoted her business several…

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Meet Dina Habib Powell, the Woman Behind 10,000 Others

“We left our homeland so you could pursue your dreams—as long as you’re a lawyer, a doctor, or an engineer.” This is a joke many immigrant children are familiar with, and Dina Habib Powell was no stranger to it. Powell was born in Cairo, Egypt, and moved to Austin, Texas with her parents when she…

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A Note From the Editor: a Response to Susan Fowler’s Very, Very Strange Year at Uber

Late last month, software engineer Susan J Fowler shared her story about working at Uber, the wildly successful ride sharing app. In an honest and detailed account, she exposed a number of aspects of the company and its management that made it difficult for her to foster career mobility and build a non-toxic work environment. If…

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Safer, The On-Campus Resource You Should Know More About

The topic of sexual violence and sexually based crimes can be difficult to talk about, yet it is a topic universities are constantly having to address. At Cal Poly, there is a program that has been aiming to make the subject more approachable. Safer, the university’s resident informational and confidential crisis counseling center,  is a…

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