The Sauder Women in Business Club (WIB) is an open space for building trust, empowerment and confidence while working together as women to achieve our goals, encourage each other and learn how we can contribute to create a more equal world. Officially founded in February 2010, our mission is to encourage women to take leadership roles in their careers and lives to accelerate gender parity. We will achieve our mission by providing developmental opportunities, links to the greater business and social community, and events that bring awareness to our MBA class on different topics such as assertiveness, work-life balance, empowerment, gender stereotypes and negotiation skills. In conjunction with other MBA Society clubs, we invite supportive business leaders and entrepreneurs from a variety of functional areas to address the issues of inequality in the workplace. Our members also work towards charitable contributions, with a focus on volunteering with organizations that aims to assist women in challenging situations.
As a member, you will receive ongoing communication regarding upcoming networking events in Vancouver. Furthermore, you will be invited to participate in regular meetings to discuss the issues presently faced by women in the workplace, raise awareness to different concerns, brainstorm potential solutions and contribute to bridge the gap in society. The WIB also works closely with the program administrators in an effort to increase applications and enrolments from women into UBC’s MBA.
We hope you will join us and demonstrate your desire for a more diverse future. You are encouraged but not required to attend all of the events that are scheduled. Men are also invited and encouraged to attend some of the events.