The WIBC is managed by an executive board of student volunteers from the John Molson School of Business graduate programs. The executive team meets twice a month and works together in the planning and execution of all WIBC events and programs.
2012-2013 WIBC Executive Team:
PRESIDENT: Nada Halwani
The President's role entails leading the overall strategy and organization of the WIBC, ensuring that the club is a welcoming association for all women JMSB graduate students. She is in charge of recruiting and managing the Executive Team, and works closely with all Executive Team members during the course of the year, conducting bi-montly Executive Team meetings. She represents the club at official functions, including new student orientation events and John Molson Graduate Student Association (JMGSA) meetings, and acts as a liaison with the Dean of Student's Office ensuring the club adheres to University policies. She plays a key role in ensuring the continuity of the Mentorship Program and Annual Conference, attending Mentorship Program and Conference Committee meetings. She is also responsible for setting the annual budget and ensuring adequate funding is secured.
VP-MENTORSHIP PROGRAM: Shima Ashouri
The VP-Mentorship Program manages all aspects of the WIBC Mentorship Program. In addition to Executive Team meetings, she attends regular Mentorship Program meetings, and works very closely with an external consultant who voluntarily assists the club in securing mentors from the local business community. She acts as the primary point of contact for all mentees, reviewing new mentee applications and interviewing interested mentees. She plays a key role in the pairing of new mentees with mentors, and communicates regularly with mentees inviting them to mentorship program events and conducting follow-up with all mentees several months after their mentoring has begun. She ensures all women JMSB graduate students are aware of the mentorship program, and attends new student orientation events representing the program.
VP-EVENTS: Melissa Codina Lucia and Leslie Feldman
The VP-Events are the project managers for all club event logistics. They take the lead on space bookings, food & beverage orders, catering supplies, and any other logistics related to events. They are assisted in the planning and at all events by the entire Executive team. The club hosts approximately one event per month, plus three additional events in the fall related to the Mentorship Program. They work closely with the the VP-Mentorship Program to organize the logistics for those events. Plus, they work closely with the VP-Finance to ensure event budgets are adhered to and reconciled, and with the VP-Marketing & Communications to ensure all event details are advertised in advance.
VP-MEMBERSHIP: Katie Bibbs
The VP-Membership is responsible for managing the club's membership records and general mailing list. She works as a spokesperson for the club in order to attract new members and to keep existing members informed. She communicates regularly with the VP-Marketing & Communications to ensure that mailing lists are kept updated and that club emails are sent to all members. She also works closely with the VP-Events to track event attendance.
VP-MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS: Rana Beiruti
The VP-Marketing & Communications designs all marketing material for club events and programs. Working closely with the VP-Events, she pulls together information into a consistent format for publication to the website and via email. She uses graphic design techniques to create compelling marketing material for club activities and events. She also manages the club's website, working closely with the entire Executive Team to make sure the web pages are updated as necessary.
VP-SPONSORSHIP: Danielle Ker
The VP-Sponsorships works closely with the John Molson School of Business alumni and development offices, as well as various other departments on campus, to seek out funding opportunities for the club's programs. She researches relevant grant opportunities and submits grant applications and other funding proposals. She also seeks out in-kind sponsors for the Annual Conference, and ensures that all sponsors are represented in marketing materials per sponsorship agreements.
VP-FINANCE: Nikki Tsoflikis
The VP-Finance keeps track of the club budget. She collects expense receipts from the Executive Team and reconciles all club expenses. She works very closely with the VP-Events to ensure all club events adhere to allocated budgets and also works very closely with the President to keep ensure accurate book-keeping of all the club's accounts. She works closely with the VP-Membership to collect membership revenues, with the VP-Events to collect event revenues, and with the VP-Sponsorship to collect funding revenues. She presents a detailed finance report at the Executive Team's bi-monthly meetings.
EVENTS EXECUTIVE: Marina Yaburova
The Events Executive assists the VP-Events with the planning and managing of all club events. She works closely with the VP-Events to book spaces, liaise with vendors, plan logistics, and sell tickets. She also works closely with the VP-Marketing & Communications and the Marketing Executive to ensure proper advertising of events.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE: Nura Jabagi
The Marketing & Communications Executive assists the VP-Marketing & Communications with the creation and distribution of all club communications. She works closely with the VP-Marketing & Communications to draft club emails and newsletters, and to manage the club website, Facebook page and Twitter account. She also works closely with the VP-Events and Events Executive to develop marketing strategies for club events.