Below is a post from Nelie Zanca, Class of 2013 and President of Goizueta Women in Business, on the new social format the group is implementing this year to foster greater interaction amongst its members.
At the beginning of the year, myself and the rest of the leadership team of Goizueta Women in Business got together and discussed our goals and ideas for the year. While we came up with some great ideas for programming and outreach on behalf of the school, one of the most exciting ideas to come forward was proposed by Vice President of Culture and Community, Emily Nolte: “Wine-Down Wednesday”.
The idea began as a way to further connections between the women of different classes in a casual format; somewhere that we could get to know each other beyond formal events and the classroom. This event is an opportunity to have a glass of wine (from a female-owned winery!) while chatting with other women in the program. The beauty is that this event is not about networking, it is about genuinely connecting. We can share advice about core professors, discuss the upcoming Mid-Semester Modules, and even given personal advice in a relaxed setting that doesn’t feel like it is part of the school. This is exactly what we visualized when we developed “Wine-Down Wednesday” and we hope that the event continues to offer the women at Goizueta a chance to grow closer not only as classmates but as friends.
-Nelie Zanca, MBA13 and President of Goizueta Women in Business