Ames, IA — More than 100 people attended the inaugural Ivy Women in Business Awards ceremony, which was held March 21 at the ISU Alumni Center. The Reiman Ballroom was transformed into an elegant setting where attendees mingled with business leaders, faculty, staff, and students.
The event was hosted by the Ivy College of Business and the Ivy Collegiate Women in Business student organization. Student members had the opportunity to hone their networking skills, and assist by introducing the awardees.
The Ivy Women in Business Awards celebrate women in business, and their champions, including men. These awards serve as an opportunity to inspire young women in college as they prepare for a bright future in business.
“I couldn’t have been more pleased with our event and the amazing turnout,” said Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding.
“At the Ivy College of Business, we enthusiastically support women in business,” Spalding said. “Gender balance is good for all organizations. That’s why recruiting more women to our college is a priority — so we can provide the diverse talent employers tell us they need. We especially want women to know a degree in business is an asset to any business or organization, no matter how large or small. Our students graduate and succeed in a variety of fields, including health care, education, non-profit organizations, start-ups, and in many more areas. With a degree in business, the sky is the limit.”
2018 Ivy Women in Business Award recipients:
• Luann Rickert, Deere & Company: Champion Award – to honor individuals, businesses, or organizations serving as champions to inspire, lead, and encourage women.
• Christina Moffatt, Crème Cupcake: Inspiration Award — to recognize women who have made a significant impact in their career. Through their work, they have inspired other women in business to become leaders and reach their full potential.
• Kelli Schmidt, KPMG: Outstanding Young Alumna Award – to honor alumnae, 35 years of age or younger, who have distinguished themselves early in their career for their remarkable achievements.
The Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business offers a wide variety of programs to maximize student potential, connects students with professionals through case competitions, interactive learning, study abroad, internships and ultimately successful employment. The college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Less than 5 percent of the world’s business programs have earned this credential.