Friday, February 12, 2010

Women: Put your mark on the next generation of business innovation

This is a guest post from Catherine Nichols, a junior at IU, and marketing intern for the Career Lab.

Consider this eye-opening fact: the language of business now drives success in every industry including the arts, public service, media and entertainment, publishing and even not-for-profit enterprises. Come explore how business knowledge can enhance your academic background, professional ambitions, and social or service interests, and help you segue into an exciting and opportunity-rich career.

On Thursday, February 25 in room 0034 of the Godfrey Center, the Forté Foundation is hosting a Career Lab for female undergraduate students. These events feature industry panels, networking sessions, and interactive workshops at which accomplished women from top companies and the Kelley School of Business MBA Program discuss the new world of business and help women envision their role in it. Regardless of major, all undergraduate women with an interest in business will benefit from their insights.

This year’s main speaker is Lindsey Pollak, a bestselling
author, speaker and consultant specializing in Generation Y career and workplace issues. She is the author of "Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World" and writes a top-rated blog, the Lindsey Pollak Career Blog. She is also the Career Contributor to ABC News on Campus, where she provides tips and advice to college students and recent graduates. Her advice and opinions have appeared in such media outlets as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe,, National Public Radio and ABC News America This Morning. Pollak is a graduate of Yale University and received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to Melbourne, Australia, where she completed a master’s degree in women’s studies. She is based in New York City.

The Forté Foundation is a consortium of major corporations, top business schools, and influential non-profit organizations that has become a powerful change agent directing talented women towards leadership roles in business. Through a combination of programming, scholarships, and network development, Forté Foundation reaches a broad spectrum of women from college through business school.The Career Lab is an opportunity female undergraduate students should not miss! Interested in attending? Get more information and complete the required online registration by going to

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