New Year, New CWIB!

As we say goodbye to summer, CWIB would like to welcome to campus all new and returning students! We are so excited to see everyone in person again and are preparing for a great semester full of fun activities, insightful workshops, and empowering meetings. No one is more excited than our new leadership team, who wanted to share a little bit about themselves with our members!


Co-CEO, Kate Taylor:


Major: Finance


Year: Senior


What are you looking forward to this year for CWIB?: “We have a lot of fun events and opportunities planned this year. Our leadership team has been able to work together to adapt to a new school environment and excel beyond our goals of creating a great and safe structure for our organization this year. I’m incredibly excited to see this come to fruition and meet new members.”


Why CWIB?: “I first learned about CWIB my freshman year at Gobblerfest. I spoke to a lot of the girls at their table and they told me all about their amazing experiences and how much they’ve grown since joining. I immediately signed up, as I wanted to meet more people, break out of my shy personality, and try to get more involved within the organization. Since freshman year, I’ve been a part of the mentorship program, which is an incredible opportunity to grow your network. During my Junior year, I served as VP of MEntorship and now I’m currently serving as co-CEO alongside Caroline MAcri. CWIB is an organization where you can develop on both a personal and professional level, while making new friends and participating in social events.”




Co-CEO, Caroline Macri:


Major: BIT- Cybersecurity Management and Analysis


Year: Senior


What are you looking forward to this year for CWIB?: “I’m looking forward to being in person and interacting with CWIB’s general members at events!”


Why CWIB?: “CWIB offers members an incredible opportunity to develop their professional skills, as well as be a part of a community that empowers women.”





Chief Development Officer, Allison Gray:


Major: Accounting and Finance


Year: Senior


What are you looking forward to this year for CWIB?: “In person events-- hopefully treks will be able to happen in person!”


Why CWIB?: “Everyone I’ve met in CWIB has always been so nice and welcoming. It’s not only a good club that helps you connect with alumni and build on what you’re learning in your classes-- it’s also a fun little break from classes meeting people with similar goals as you!”




VP of Treks, Abigail Stiglich:


Major: Accounting


Year: Sophomore


What are you looking forward to this year for CWIB?: “I’m looking forward to getting together as a group, and I’m hoping we can have in-person treks!”


Why CWIB?: “I decided to join CWIB because the leadership team and all of the members are strong women, and I wanted to be a part of an organization that will provide me with the best opportunities for my future.”





VP of Mentorship, Anna Gentiluomo:


Major: Hospitality and Tourism Management & Marketing


Year: Junior


What are you looking forward to this year for CWIB?: “I am looking forward to running the mentorship program and getting to meet all of the new CWIB members!”


Why CWIB?: “CWIB is an incredible organization where you can learn about the world of business in fun ways, while simultaneously developing both personally and professionally. It is also a great way to network and meet new people who share similar interests!”




Chief Operating Officer, Nyla Carter-Ogden:


Major: BIT (Business Information Technology)


Year: Sophomore


What are you looking forward to this year for CWIB?: “I’m looking forward to hosting in-person events that further build and maintain the connections we missed out on last year!”


Why CWIB?: “I love CWIB for its commitment and drive to empower, connect, and educate incoming young professionals. Not only are you exposed to a variety of people and topics, but you can also enjoy CWIB for the opportunities and friendships that come with simply being an active member!”




VP of Operations, Sraavani Jayanti:


Major: BIT- Cybersecurity Management and Analytics


Year: Senior


What are you looking forward to this year for CWIB?: “I’m very excited to meet and help create exciting and engaging activities for this year’s CWIB members!”


Why CWIB?: “It’s extremely motivating being surrounded by such driven and hardworking women who work hard to help create a positive professional impact on their community!”




VP of Admin: Emily Hynson:


Major: Accounting


Year: Senior (graduating a year early)


What are you looking forward to this year for CWIB?: In-person events and hopefully joining my first trek!


Why CWIB?: CWIB has been my favorite organization across campus since freshman year because everyone is so welcoming and sweet! I also have made more professional connections here than I have in any other organization or a Business Horizons*!


* Virginia Tech’s annual career fair.




VP of Showcase, Erica Chen:


Major: Finance and Real Estate


Year: Junior


What are you looking forward to this year for CWIB?: “This year, I am really excited to go on leadership retreats with my friends in CWIB! I am also really looking forward to participating in the mentorship program and meeting some more girls that are majoring in business.”


Why CWIB?: “I joined CWIB to make more friends and meet more girls in my major! Being a part of CWIB for the past year has really helped me make more professional connections, and it has allowed me to make friends with girls that are like-minded and have similar interests as me! I highly encourage any girls that are in business to join CWIB in order to make more friends and participate in our resume workshops, monthly meetings and fun events!”




Chief Marketing Officer, Lindsay Barnes:


Major: BIT- Operations and Supply Chain Management and Marketing Management


Year: Junior


What are you looking forward to this year for CWIB?: “I am so excited to be back in person and see everyone around campus. I can't wait to have in-person bonding events like Sinkland Farms!”


Why CWIB?: “CWIB brought me a community of like minded women as well as a plethora of opportunities for career and personal growth. My college experience wouldn't be the same without CWIB!”




VP of Marketing, Ashley Manheim:


Major: Corporate Finance


Year: Sophomore


What are you looking forward to this year for CWIB?: “I’m looking forward to finally having in-person events and getting to meet all the CWIB members and leadership team.”


Why CWIB?: “I think CWIB stands for something extremely important, and its goal to empower, prepare, and connect women in the business world is very important to me. I love working towards uplifting women in the business field.”