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Support Diversity Among Business Leaders!

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Project ended on October 20, at 11:55 PM CDT
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Support Diversity Among Business Leaders!

Join the Tippie College of Business in helping students be the change they want to see in the world. This grant will fund women and underrepresented undergraduate student attendance at leadership conferences across the country. Students will develop leadership skills, build their professional networks, and expand their global views.

For example, the Iowa Women Lead Change conference offers a two-day leadership conference featuring world-renowned speakers, workshops, networking opportunities, and access to leadership resources. Other major-specific conferences are available to students including, for example, INFORMS student leadership conference for those in management sciences or the FMA Conference for finance majors.

We at Tippie recognize our unique responsibility as educators of future business leaders, and we value uniting diverse voices in conversation and leadership. In our pursuit of providing experiential learning and diversity initiatives for students, this crowdsourcing campaign allows us to stand behind meaningful student experiences. Conferences such as these offer our students unique opportunities and exposure to new perspectives that will give them a competitive edge!

Supporting student attendance at conferences such as these can be inexpensive if local ($100 on average) or much more expensive if travel and hotel are necessary ($1,000+). We hope to reach our $5,000 goal to support anywhere from 5 to 50 undergraduate students this year.

Please join us in this investment in Tippie undergraduate women and underrepresented students!

(Please note that your gift will be made to Tippie Excellence Fund and then directed to support this initiative.)

NOTICE: The State University of Iowa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization soliciting tax-deductible private contributions for the benefit of the University of Iowa. Please visit the UI Foundation disclosures site for additional information.

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Give $10 because undergraduate students from underrepresented groups represent 10% of this fall’s enrollment.



Give $20.17 in the year 2017!



Give to support female undergraduate students, who represent 39% of this fall’s enrollment.



It's like giving $1 a week.



Give $99 to send a student to a local conference.



Give $250 to pay travel and registration expenses for a student to attend a regional conference.



Give $499 to pay the airfare cost to attend a national conference.



Give $1,000 to cover travel, lodging, and registration for a national conference.

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