Women in Business Initiative

  • March 13, 2023

    Through several ventures, including the SheEO Academy and the Women in Business Initiative (WIBI) at the School of Business, DeShawn Robinson-Chew puts her passion into practice by educating and empowering young women interested in entrepreneurship.

  • January 12, 2023

    Through working in a variety of career fields and organizations, Dewberry CIO Lisa Roger, MBA ’20, discovered the tasks and responsibilities that she enjoys most, leading her to the peak of her industry.

  • October 26, 2022

    In her quest to gain a better understanding of people, the mechanisms of the world around her, and advances in science and technology, Prachi Vakharia has taken on many roles simultaneously. Presently, she is a transportation and innovation specialist at Amazon, associate partner at European boutique investment bank ImprovedCF, and co-founder of Womanium. She does all this while also serving on several advisory boards, including as chairperson of the Business for a Better World Center (B4BW) Advisory Board at George Mason University’s School of Business. 

  • August 26, 2022

    Molly Gimmel’s career has long been dedicated to helping other women become outstanding leaders. For more than two decades, she has served as the CEO and co-founder of Design To Delivery Inc, a federal government contractor helping organizations manage acquisitions, contracts, and projects. Recently, she founded the Vellamo Leadership Institute, an online community where women can support and mentor each other. And in April her book, Master Your Mindset: How Women Leaders Step Up was released, revealing the attitudes of effective female leaders across industry to show the reader how she too can reach her full potential.

  • September 2, 2021

    Raea Jean Leinster, BA Russian Area Studies ’92, launched Yuck Old Paint, LLC in 2014 in response to an unmet need she heard repeatedly from her design clients – what to do with gallons and gallons of leftover, unused and unwanted cans of paint, plaster and other toxic materials.

  • November 9, 2020

    Celia Miranda, now a senior majoring in information systems and operations management, attended a bootcamp for aspiring entrepreneurs when she was a high school senior. The bootcamp took place on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. It was then and there that she learned what she wanted to do and where she was comfortable studying.

  • October 9, 2020

    Before she began pursuing her MBA, Christina Snyder knew that women were underrepresented in business, not necessarily in the George Mason University School of Business, but certainly among leadership in the business world. Soon after starting her MBA studies at Mason, she discovered the Women in Business Initiative and the opportunity to apply for the Women in Business Initiative Endowed Scholarship. She leapt at the chance to apply, and she's so thankful that she did.