Graduate Students Get Involved in Baylor Business Women OrganizationSept. 30, 2008
The Baylor Business Women (BBW) is an organization of young professionals committed to developing a strong network of Christian businesswomen with a focus on making a positive impact on the community. As conveyed in their mission statement, "this student organization provides opportunities for personal growth and business relationship development by integrating professional insight, integrity and leadership."
Made possible by the generosity of Nancy T. Richards Family Foundation, First Preston Management, Inc. and The Dallas Women's Foundation, the BBW was chartered in Spring 2008. This fall is the first opportunity for graduate students to be involved, which will bring a new dimension of insight and perspective to this young organization. With diverse work and life experiences, Baylor graduate members can help increase female students' awareness of opportunities and challenges that exist in the business world.
"I'm very excited about the graduate women getting involved in BBW and the valuable contributions we can make to this group," said BBW Graduate Representative Betsy Carden, MBA '08. "We have such a variety of experiences and contacts to draw from and have an excellent opportunity to help this new organization grow into an active and vital part of the Baylor Business programs."
The first BBW event this year was held in September with Roxanne Wilson, contestant on NBC's hit show, The Apprentice. Wilson talked about making the most of the college experience and the difficulties women often face in maintaining balance in physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual activities. BBW will host many other exciting events and influential speakers throughout the school year. Among these events will be "Investing in Your Future: Is Graduate School for you?" A panel of current MBAs will share the journey that led them to their decision of higher education.
BBW also participates in many community initiatives, such as the Christian Women's Job Corp., Habitat for Humanity, Prisoner Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) and Mission Waco. If you would like more information on Baylor Business Women, please visit the BBW website or contact Melanie Smith, Academic Advisor, at (254) 710- 1129.