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“The transformation that has taken place with my leadership style is undeniable. I am now more confident with instilling a sense a camaraderie while leading teams remotely, facilitating fruitful discussion with diverse populations and understanding how my function supports a company and industry at large.”
National Director of Vendor Diversity
Skanska

Global Executive MBA

Class of 2019
Industry:
Construction and Development

Prior Education:

Southern Methodist University
Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, 2013
Hometown:
Nashville, Tennessee
Nationality:
USA

Reflections

The program's unique format lends itself to profound experiences every step of the way. As a Forte Foundation Fellow and president of the Association of Women in Business, I have learned from, and with, individuals from around the world, different industries, multiple generations, and more. Additionally, the conversation and travel that take place outside of class are the perfect complement to our formal teachings. I am grateful to have traveled the world with a cohort that I will continue to learn from, even after the program ends.

Before Fuqua

I served as a Diversity and Outreach Manager for Skanska where I established and monitored diversity contracting compliance along with providing a supportive infrastructure for diverse organizations to do business with Skanska. I also strategically supported our business development and human resources functions to design inclusive pursuits and internal culture.

After Fuqua

I was promoted to Skanska USA's first National Director of Vendor Diversity. The position enhances consistency in the practices and procedures across the U.S. for minority, women, and small business program requirements. Ultimately, my team works to maximize opportunities for diverse firms through inclusive business practices. Additionally, I now lead a national team where I can exercise my passion for team development and apply the leadership principles I learned at Fuqua.

5 Things You Must Do During a Residency

  1. Complete as much pre-reading as possible. Residencies are fast and furious and you don't want to travel across the world only to catch up on readings for class.
  2. Take part in at least one pre or post-trip. It is an amazing opportunity to experience more of the world with members of your cohort.
  3. Always schedule an appointment with the Career Management Center (CMC). A huge advantage to this program is that the CMC travels to every residency and conducts seminars in addition to having 1:1 meetings with students.
  4. I have been beyond impressed with how accessible the professors are outside of the classroom. Whether you grab a casual meal or drink, sit down with your professors outside of class and do not discuss coursework. I guarantee the conversation will be fascinating.
  5. Find how you will "gift" yourself each residency. You were selected to experience the world and learn through a top-ranked business school. You deserve to carve out time each residency to do something you love and that will hold a special place in your memory for years to come.

Global Executive MBA

Top Areas of Career Focus

Financial Services (20%)
Consulting (5%)
Sales/Business Development (5%)
Energy/Chemical/Gas (9%)
Marketing/PR/Advertising (6%)
Consumer Goods (3%)

Typical Class Demographics
Global Executive MBA

Age Range

28-45

Work Experience

5-20 years

Countries Represented

17

Women

35%

Non-US Citizenship

30%
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