The focus of the Outreach Branch is to foster partnerships and relationships with organizations outside of Women in Business, on both a micro and macro scale. Our partnerships start at the Kelley School of Business, at Indiana University, and in the Bloomington Community, and extend to Women in Business initiatives across the United States, to each of our Alumnae members, and to larger-scale nonprofit organizations. The Outreach Branch is composed of four committees - Alumni Relations, Kelley Relations, Social Responsibility, and Diversity Initiatives - each of which plays a distinct role in the development and maintenance of these different partnerships.
The Kelley Relations Committee maintains positive relationships with other Kelley School of Business organizations. Kelley Relations works to bridge the Kelley School of Business community together through partnering with other Kelley organizations to host school-wide events, such as the Annual Mr. & Ms. Kelley Competition. The committee also represents Women in Business as a Kelley Student Government Delegate, acting as a voice for all Kelley students.
The Diversity Initiatives Committee focuses on broadening members’ perspectives by introducing members to different facets of society, such as different cultural norms, social trends, and varying perspectives. The committee engages members in discussion and creates partnerships between Women in Business and other diversity-rich populations at Indiana University. In the past, the committee has presented thought topics at meetings, hosted events on diversity and inclusion, and attended cultural events on campus.
The Social Responsibility Committee connects Women in Business members to the larger Bloomington community through supporting various charitable organizations. The committee plans service projects, fundraisers, and other events that provide opportunities for members to give back to the community. In the past, the committee has worked with Riley Children’s Hospital, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Girls Inc.
The Alumni Relations Committee develops and maintains relationships with Women in Business alumni and other female graduates from the Kelley School of Business. The committee creates opportunities for members to learn about different industries, jobs, and career paths by formally establishing an alumni mentorship program and informally interviewing and featuring alumni on social media platforms for members to access.