The Women in Business (WIB) Initiative promotes the role of professional women in the Belk College of Business at UNC 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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Women in Business Signature Event: THE POWER OF CONNECTIONS 

The Belk College of Business Women in Business Initiative is offering a half-day professional development conference to Belk College students. During this signature event, students will connect with alumni and business professionals over a business luncheon, as well as discover new insights from the keynote speaker and breakout sessions, culminating in a Connections Reception at the end of the day.

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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
Barbora Silovska photo

Tasks your coworkers don’t want to do are actually opportunities for you to grow.

Barbora Silovska, CPA, Experienced Tax Associate - Financial Services, PwC
Akofa Dossou photo

Be self-confident, persistent and self-disciplined.

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

Meet All Mentors


   Friday Building, Room 302

   1:00 PM to 2:00 PM


   Friday Building, Room 302

   12:30 PM to 1:30 PM


   Friday 302

   5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

WIB Inspiration

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

Explore WIB Inspiration Gallery

Meet Makayla Craig: "I want to pursue business and accounting because that industry has such a male dominated, boring and traditional stereotype surrounding it. I want to help eradicate and morph into a fresh new career."

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Women in Business ambassadors

Meet Lindsey Carmenia: "I knew from a very early time, I wanted to become an entrepreneur. I wanted to be my own boss, and learn have my own legacy to pass down to my children and their children. I chose to pursue a degree in business so I can be my own brand."

Click here for more about Lindsey Carmenia

Own It book with items

Meet Madison Hartness: "I would advise any incoming female business students to be confident in their opinions and not be afraid to speak up - your thoughts are valid. Once I began speaking up, I found that my classes were much more beneficial because I was fully engaged."

Click here for more about Madison Hartness

WIB Social

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.

Students: Join the conversation on Facebook today!

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Interested in learning more about the Women in Business Initiative?
Email womeninbusiness@uncc.edu