Executive Women of Goizueta Scholarship Drive
EWG has been focused on a key strategic goal – establishing a $100,000 endowed scholarship with an initial gift of $50,000 to Goizueta Business School. By working closely with Goizueta Business School throughout 2011, we were able to move closer to achieving our goal. The objective of the EWG Annual Scholarship Program is to encourage women to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the Goizueta Business School. The EWG Annual Scholarship Program will provide financial assistance to a female Executive MBA student and is aimed to defray academic expenses. The scholarship is designed to recognize a female student who is involved in women’s initiatives and has the potential to make a significant contribution in the field of business. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded each academic year. To close the funding gap for the endowed scholarship, the EWG Board agreed to undertake an alumni scholarship drive beginning Summer 2012 and plans are underway to award the inaugural scholarship in Fall 2012.
EWG February 2012 Letter From The President
Dear Emory Community and Supporters,
As we enter into this new calendar year, I would like to share some updates about the Executive Women of Goizueta and introduce our new leadership team. As you may recall, Executive Women of Goizueta (EWG), is the alumnae organization of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
The mission of the Executive Women of Goizueta is to provide a forum for Goizueta women to be successful leaders in their lives, careers and communities.
As we approach our 10th year, our focus in 2012 is on creating a sustainable culture of engagement to foster the advancement of women in leadership positions in Atlanta and beyond. We will do this through continued focus on awareness and membership. We also strive to foster a culture that is inclusive, supportive, and fun.
As we continue implementation of our strategic plan, we remain committed to providing opportunities for Goizueta women to learn about recent business trends, grow as individuals and become successful leaders. You will soon begin receiving information about our regular programming, such as our annual summer breakfast series and our fall conference, which will be held in October.
Executive Women of Goizueta is successful because of the time and commitment of our many alumnae volunteers who help make our initiatives come to life. Whether serving on a committee or attending an event, we welcome all alumnae, as well as current executive MBA and evening MBA students to participate in our organization. We look forward to your involvement in 2012.
To stay informed of EWG events, please join our LinkedIn and Facebook groups. You can also check the EWG website for updates. You may also contact any of our board members for more information.
On behalf of the Executive Women of Goizueta, I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year! We look forward to seeing you this year.
Celena Evans 02MBA
President, Executive Women of Goizueta
Leadership Atlanta Enlists Laura Balser for 2011
Laura Balser 94BBA 01MBA, Senior Vice President and Principal Managing Director, has been drafted by Leadership Atlatna for its 2011 executive-level program. She is amongst 77 business leaders who will endeavor to strengthen the Atlanta community through retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, discussion groups and community tours. Laura and her fellow leaders will explore critical community issues, examine themselves as leaders and build relationships of trust and mutual understanding.
Celena Evans named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2010 Up & Comers
Celena Evans (02MBA) was named one of Atlanta's most notable new business leaders by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Celena Evans was selected as one of the forty top "Up and Comers" under 40 years of age.
EWG 2011 Letter From The President
As we progress into the New Year be sure to read this from the president of EWG, Celena Evans, 02MBA in which she shares our new strategic initiatives and introduces new members of the EWG Board. > More
Nominations Open for the Guiding Star and BRIDGE Awards
The nomination period for both the Guiding Star and BRIDGE Awards is now open. Executive Women of Goizueta (EWG) invites you to honor rising stars and leaders of change and diversity within your community or workplace. > More
EWG Letter from President
Don't miss the letter from the president of EWG, Laura Balser 94BBA 01MBA. > More
Sarah O'Brien named to 2008 Executive Leadership Honor Roll
Sarah O'Brien (03EMBA) was named to The Board of Director's Network's 2008 Executive Leadership Honor Roll. The award honors Georgia women executive leaders who have attained significant leadership roles within their organization. >More
Laura Balser named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2009 Up & Comers
Laura Balser (94BBA, 01MBA) was named one of Atlanta's most notable new business leaders by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Ms. Balser was selected as one of the forty top "Up and Comers" under 40 years of age.
2008 Annual Conference a Success
This year's conference, "Empowering Women," was a great success, and the feedback we received about the event was fantastic! The speakers provided knowledgeable insight from their previous experiences as executive level working women. The opening speaker, Brigadier General Maria Britt, kicked off the conference and set the tone for the remainder of the day. Click here for lots of wonderful photos of the day's activities. Although the conference may be over, there are still many opportunities to connect and serve. > More
Executive Women of Goizueta celebrate five-year anniversary
When Sarah O'Brien and her female Executive MBA colleagues noticed few business and networking events geared specifically to executive women, they decided to take action. > More
Violeta Ciurel: Women Leadership from a European Perspective
If you missed the April 2008 Breakfast speaker, Violeta Ciurel, General Manager, European and International Affairs, ING Group, you can catch up on her enlightening discussion here. > More
EWG Guiding Star Award, 2009 Winner - Laura Grams
During this year’s 2009 Executive Women of Goizueta Conference, held at the W Hotel Downtown, the Guiding Star Award was presented to Laura Grams, Global Director of the award winning Learning and Development Solutions Group at Cisco. The Guiding Star Award is the annual recognition of an up-an-coming businesswoman who guides others through her professional example, her involvement in her community, and her commitment to her family. The award recognizes someone who leads and mentors others while still attaining exceptional growth in her career. Previous winners of the Guiding Star include Angela Strickland, Helene Lollis and Jacqueline Welch. Grams is a seasoned leader who brings a strong combination of business, training and organizational development expertise to Cisco’s $40 billion business. She was honored at the lunch by her peers and attendees as the group viewed a video piece created to convey her great achievements.
To view the Video click here