The Women in Business (WIB) Initiative promotes the role of professional women in the Belk College of Business at Charlotte. WIB provides career-developing activities to empower undergraduate students to achieve personal and professional goals and enter confidently into the business marketplace. Get involved: Join the community and conversation!

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Featured Mentors

Monica Gutierrez-Altenhof photo

Raise your hand and volunteer, even if it is not directly related to your work.

Monica Gutierrez-Altenhof, Internal Controls Analyst II, TIAA
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Tasks your coworkers don’t want to do are actually opportunities for you to grow.

Barbora Silovska, CPA, Experienced Tax Associate - Financial Services, PwC
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Be self-confident, persistent and self-disciplined.

Akofa Ablavi Dossou, MPA, Business Data Analyst, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

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WIB Inspiration

Only have a few minutes between classes? Looking for some positive advice in your day? Explore the Women in Business gallery. Get books, looks, and tips just for you!

Explore WIB Inspiration Gallery

"I always did something I was a little not ready to do.  I think that's how you grow.  When there's that moment of 'Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this" and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough."

- Marissa Meyer, Former CEO of Yahoo

Women in Business ambassadors

"For CEOs today, it's all about achieving growth and efficiency through innovation. It's not about product innovation so much anymore as about innovating business models, process, culture, and management."

- Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM


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"We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes - understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success."

- Arianna Huffington, Editor of Huffington Post


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About WIB

The Women in Business Initiative supports students interested in advancing the progress of professional women entering the workforce by:

  • Sharing success stories of women business leaders
  • Offering engagement opportunities for undergraduate students and the Charlotte business community
  • Showcasing attractive career options and providing avenues for skill building to increase confidence and competence for long-term success

The Belk College Niblock Student Center oversees the program. The initiative includes advisory groups including student ambassadors, an advisory board of executives and faculty consultants. Meet the WIB Team.

The initiative is generously supported by MetLife Foundation.

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