Despite the increasing numbers of women in college, only 4 out of 10 business school students are women. In the classroom and across the university, women students seek professional development directed at their specific circumstances.
Enter the Women in Business Initiative in the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte.
The initiative hosts myriad of opportunities to empower undergraduate students to achieve personal and professional goals and enter confidently into the business marketplace.
Each fall, the initiative accepts applications for students to attend an exclusive retreat to build fundamental skills and in-depth learning for students. You can make a difference for Women in Business today.
This project is significant to help ensure the future growth and development of the Women in Business Initiative, as well as to increase awareness about the initiative and the impacts it has on business students. Participation in the retreat will help students to uncover challenges and techniques to overcome challenges. Second, the retreat will help to increase students’ confidence to interact in professional settings, prepare for business roles, build relationships and to further their growth. This project will impact the surrounding community by helping to develop talent for the Charlotte region that is prepared to confidently enter the business world. The retreat helps develop well-trained and prepared candidates for internships and jobs, which connects to economic development of the region.
At the retreat, students learn about risk taking, teamwork, and building confidence through activities, including speakers and a high-ropes course. Students return to UNC Charlotte with a new set of skills to be better equipped for their college journey and beyond.
Will you help our Women in Business students make this journey?