Together, we lift each other up
Interested in joining WIBI?
The Women in Business Initiative (WIBI) is an all-female advisory board with one goal: open doors for female business students and alumni through a variety of programs.
WIBI board members are professional women – many of them business owners – who represent numerous industries. Our 40-seat board is filled with members who are carefully vetted before being accepted for a two-year term.
WIBI is currently accepting applications for the 2020-21 board year (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021). If interested, please complete this application by May 15, 2020.
Every year, it is our honor to award merit- and need-based scholarships to two female business students at the undergrad and graduate level.
We are continually inspired by what these students accomplish in the face of long odds. Mason is one of the most diverse schools in the nation:
- 50% are from minority populations
- 50% work at least 20 hours per week
- 30% receive Pell Grants
- 35% are first-generation college students
Once they graduate, Mason students command higher starting salaries than any other school in Virginia.
We can’t do it alone! Our endowment fund continues to grow through the generosity of sponsors and our annual fundraiser, a wine-tasting and networking event that is held each spring.
Internships, Mentorships and Networking
Our board members love working directly with Mason business students. We participate in several Career Services activities, including the internship program, mentorship program (which we helped develop and pilot in 2017), an etiquette dinner and the popular Networking on the Green.
Join us in helping young women achieve their college and career dreams.
If you wish to mail a check, please issue it to "George Mason University Foundation" (memo: Women in Business Initiative)
Checks may be mailed to the following address:
George Mason University | School of Business
c/o Women in Business Initiative
4400 University Drive, MS 6E11
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Questions about WIBI?
If you are interested in contributing to our organization, supporting one of our events, or getting involved in any way you see fit, let us know!