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Whitman Celebrates Women’s History Month 2021

Whitman Celebrates Women’s History Month 2021

Whitman Celebrates Women's History Month 2021

In honor of Women's History Month 2021, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University celebrates women at Whitman. Highlighted are Whitman community members celebrated for their contributions to history, culture and society.

Students

Whitman NYC Intern Persevered Through the Pandemic

Sarah Boulos

Whitman NYC Intern Persevered Through the Pandemic “It was a crazy time,” says Boulos of when the pandemic hit New York City, shutting everything down so rapidly. “Everything crumbled to pieces. Little by little, fewer people showed up in the…

Study Abroad Florence: Finding a Second Family with a Host Mother

Brittany Loper eating a sandwich in Florence

From taking trips to places like northern Italy and seeing the Dolomites to decorating a Christmas tree with her host’s family, Brittney Loper ’21 had a study abroad experience that many students aspire to have.  Loper, a senior dual major in marketing…

#WhitmanWatch: Louisa “Lulu” Williams ’21

headshot of Louisa Williams

Louisa Williams ’21, better known to friends as Lulu, has let her African roots, spirituality and perseverance guide her success at Syracuse University. William’s hometown is Delran, New Jersey. She is a dual major in supply chain management at the Whitman School of Management,…

Recent Graduate Continues Education at Whitman with Forever Orange Scholarship

headshot of Elizabeth Gordan

Elizabeth Gordon ’20 (ECS), ’22 MBA has a long-term goal, which is to work in STEM and develop a product to empower women. She explains, “I want to work in the engineering field for 10 years or so and then…

Alumni

Kimberly Boynton

Kimberly Boynton ’13 MBA: Hospital CEO Never Imagined Leading Through a Pandemic

Kimberly Boynton ’13 MBA: Hospital CEO Never Imagined Leading Through a Pandemic When Kimberly Boynton ’13 MBA was studying at the Whitman School, she never imagined that a few years later she would be using some of the skills she…

Kelsey Davis sitting on the Newhouse steps with an orange suite and her graduation outfit

Alumna Leverages Opportunities to Expand Business, Gain Knowledge in Graduate EEE Program

As a young alumna, Kelsey Davis ’19 (NEW), ’20 M.S. is taking on Los Angeles with her startup and 10 team members. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Davis saw an opportunity at Syracuse University to explore her creativity and found the…

Esther Kim smiling in a kitchen making pasta

Refugee to Entrepreneur, Alumna Says Yes to New Opportunities

Esther Kim ’12, came to the United States with her parents as Jewish refugees— their life in suitcases⁠— and their family dog. Kim was a marketing management and supply chain management double major during her undergraduate time at Syracuse University’s…

headshot of Deedi Brown

From Reader to Writer, Alumna Finds Her Passion Through Books

Reading is Deedi Brown’s ’16 MBA superpower. Last year, she read 120 books — dystopian fiction, memoirs, Malcolm Gladwell-type nonfiction and everything in between. She organized international book giveaways and met authors at local bookstores. She also documented all her…

Faculty

Professor Elizabeth Wimer talking to three students

Assistant Teaching Professor Elizabeth Wimer Draws Out the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Her Students

Adrianna Kocak ’19 was, by her own admission, the “smart kid” at her Syracuse high school, and she thrived on that. But, when she chose to attend Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, she quickly realized that there…

Fatma Sonmez-Leopold headshot

Professor Fatma Sonmez-Leopold Named to Poets and Quants Top 50 List

Fatma Sonmez-Leopold, Ph.D., assistant teaching professor of finance at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management was honored as one of the 2020 Top 50 undergraduate business professors in the world by Poets and Quants for Undergrads, a higher…

Julie Niederhoff

Supply Chain Professor Uses Innovative Spirit to Help Community

Supply Chain Professor Uses Innovative Spirit to Help Community Over the past several months, Julie Niederhoff, associate professor of supply chain management, spoke to multiple major media outlets, including CNN, NBC Nightly News and The New York Times about supply…

Staff

Career Center Advisor Follows Her Own Advice

Emily Shaughnessy posing with Otto in the Whitman Career Center

Emily Shaughnessy, a career advisor at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, has learned from her life journey that keeping an open-mind and networking can change your life. Shaughnessy grew up in the Adirondacks region of New York State and graduated with…

Rachel DuBois Shares Her Passion for Her Work and Family

Rachel DuBois posing with Otto at the Dome

If spending a day at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, it’s likely you’ll run into Rachel DuBois G’13 (SOE), director of undergraduate recruitment. A familiar face to students, faculty and staff alike, DuBois is often seen in the…

Learn more about Whitman women in business through various student, alumni, faculty and staff stories published in the last year.

Kimmy Kimball