Michigan Business Women (MBW)
Michigan Business Women, the women’s student organization has both an
MBA and a
BBA chapter at Ross. The membership is dedicated to fostering a strong community of women at Michigan. MBW helps members enrich their business school experience through contact with other women, faculty, alumnae, and corporate friends of Ross in settings that encourage discussion on issues facing women in business. MBW’s activities range from informal get-togethers to the annual Women in Leadership Conference.
For a list of club officers, events, and contact information, please see the
group website for:
Business Women - BBA
Business Women - MBA.
MBW Student Profile
Kristin Sliemers, MBA
Kristin was the 2010-2011
President of the MBA Michigan Business Women (MBW) at the Stephen M. Ross
School of Business. Below are her thoughts on her experience as
"Being President of a large student organization like MBW
has been a great example of action-based learning for me. I have
learned so much about keeping a group organized and running smoothly while
also setting a vision for the year. It was important to me that MBW
remain a strong contributor to the culture of women at Ross. With that
in mind, each event had to be meticulously planned and value added to our
"Additionally, I learned a lot about leading others. A
large portion of my role was keeping a peer-run board engaged and motivated
and still give each member a chance to bring her own voice and ideas to her
board position. It was thrilling to watch board members take
initiative and exceed expectations for events and initiatives!
leaving Ross, I know that I will take the skills that I have built with me.
From MBW, I have learned so much about networking, building relationships,
and team building. One of my favorite lessons is not being afraid of
asking for what you want. I have found you often get it!"