Spirited, collaborative, genuine, diverse. These are just a few of the ways in which Kellogg First-Year students describe their peers.
“In my short time at Kellogg, I’ve learned there’s no such thing as a “right” time. Learn as much as you can, understand your opportunities, be strategic, create a plan for your career and don’t be afraid,” says Varsha Nagaraj (E&W 2023).
“As I reflect on what has made my journey at Kellogg so fulfilling, it all comes back to the brave peers, especially the women, who have been at my side,” Corbin Rugh (E&W 2021) says, who is VP for the E&W Women’s Business Association.
“Figure out where you are today, strive to be 1% better than you were yesterday to progress yourself along the continuum and enter into supportive communities that value the equity work you want to do in this world,” Connor Clancy (E&W 2021) says, a manbassador and board member for Kellogg’s E&W Women’s Business Association.
Jordan Mann (E&W 2021), vice president of strategy for Kellogg’s Evening & Weekend Women’s Business Association, reflects on the last year, including the strength and growth of the Kellogg community.
“Many of us were not only managing a new way of work but were also figuring out how to balance life outside of work with children at home in virtual learning and caring for loved ones near and far,” Jessica Chertow, Ph.D. (EMBA 2023), says.
Hear from an Evening & Weekend WBA member, Zareen Khan (E&W 2023), on “Together We #ChoosetoChallenge,” a virtual event that brought together female students and allies from Kellogg and Booth to create strong networks and challenge the idea of competition.
Co-presidents of Kellogg’s Evening & Weekend Parents Club, Ashley Martin and Will Mak (both E&W 2021), share their experience as parents at Kellogg and creating the E&W Parents Club.
“It’s by women and allies lifting each other up, bringing other inclusive leaders to share their stories, and cultivating a sense of community that allows us to harness our power and pass on that strength to each other and the women who come after us,” Kayla Silverstein (E&W 2021) says, who is president of the Evening & Weekend WBA.
To recognize Women’s History Month, Inside Kellogg will be featuring the diverse perspectives, reflections and leadership journeys from Kellogg’s community of women. Stay tuned for more!
“By hosting sessions on the challenges faced by current key industries of interest at Kellogg, we hoped our classmates and other business school students would be able to identify an ally and anti-racism journey that is uniquely personal to them,” Courtney Weldon (MMM 2021), co-chair of BMAC, says.
“I’d still consider BHM to be a check-in point, but now it revolves around strategizing my plans for community activism, identifying gaps in my own knowledge because the Black experience is not a monolith, and finding new ways to contribute to young Black professionals via mentorship,” Sammy Goldstein (2Y 2022).