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Berkeley Women in Business is a student organization committed to addressing the issues women face in the workplace and providing opportunities for members to succeed in the business world.

cutmypicI love BWIB because it has an inclusive environment where all are welcome. I arrived at Berkeley as a freshman and immediately found my community and some of my best friends within BWIB. I am excited to not only be leading the BWIB executive board this year, but also to get to participate as a mentor in our club’s mentorship program. I know when I was new to Cal my mentors guided me and I hope to return the favor by helping our new members excel.
– President, Kendal

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Joining BWIB has become one of the best decisions I have made in college because it made Berkeley smaller, surrounded me with great women whom I can look up to, and provided me with a sense of security professionally, academically, and socially.
 – VP Of Community Development, Samantha

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BWIB has taught me to reach far beyond the barriers that society has placed on women.
– VP of External Affairs, Cecilia

 

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What I love about BWIB is that it provides its members not only with great opportunities for professional development but also with social events that create a wonderful community of support and guidance, and I can say firsthand that I have met some incredible people through this organization.
– VP of Technology, Natasha

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BWIB has allowed me to find a community of strong and inspiring future leaders. I have not only built a network of support and friendship but I have also been given dozens of different opportunities to grow and become a stronger person myself. Without BWIB, I would not be in the position I am today and I look forward to helping this club and its members become even better!
-VP of Finance, Lucy
Sona Senapati

Sona Senapati

Year: 2019
Major: Intended Business Administration

Being raised in sunny Chino Hills of the Inland Empire, Sona’s coming to Berkeley has been completely life-changing. As a first year and intended business major, Sona hopes to someday work at a consulting firm and work closely with a nonprofit organization. In addition to being an active member in Berkeley Women in Business, she is also an active member of the Business Careers in Entertainment Club, on the Digital Marketing Committee. She loves Berkeley so much and can’t wait for what the future holds!

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Yanglan Jiang

Yanglan

Year: 2018
Major: Business Administration

Yanglan has lived in the Bay Area for the majority of her life. Given the weather and variety of great food around here, she doesn’t think she will be leaving anytime soon. Nonetheless, attending a university as large as Berkeley was daunting at first. When she joined BWIB my freshmen year and found such welcoming and encouraging people, it definitely helped alleviate part of that apprehension. Not only has she learned so much regarding professional development since, she has also grown immensely as an individual.

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Riddhi Dalal

Year: 2018
Major: Intended Public Health & Economics

Riddhi is very interested in entrepreneurship having explored a variety of industries like consulting, tech, marketing and healthcare. On the less professional side of things, She really loves baking (feel free to reach out if you want to try a new recipe!), reading, and listening to new music.

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Bitta Kahangi

Bitta Kahangi

Year: 2017
Major: Molecular and Cell Biology

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in an entrepreneurial family, I have always been inspired to think outside the box and problem solve. While studying a STEM discipline, I also have an interest in business and I hope to further explore each field. Apart from that, I enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking and backpacking, and photography in my free time.  

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Mihika Weling

MIHIKA WELING

Year: 2019
Major: Intended Business Administration

Mihika is a freshman at Cal this year, intended pre-Haas. She has lived in the Bay Area all her life and loves it! In her free time, Mihika would like to explore the city, try new foods, and relax and watch a movie. She decided to join BWIB to meet like-minded people, learn about women empowerment, and work on professional development. BWIB has definitely made her experience at Cal amazing!

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Victoria Cabello

Victoria Cabello

Year: 2019
Major: Intended Business Administration

Victoria is a positive and enthusiastic first-year, and she joined Berkeley Women in Business to expand her business experience at Cal more than just in the classroom. She is so proud to be a BWIB member and represent female empowerment with so many strong and beautiful women. Go Bears!

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Ana Claire Mancia

Ana Mancia

Year: 2019
Major: Intended Business Administration & International Relations

A competitive swimmer from Los Angeles, Ana helped build One With The Water, a non-profit swim lesson organization. She now works with the Executive Director to oversee the company, and they have taught thousands of children to swim, across Southern California. One With The Water specializes in teaching autistic and disabled individuals to swim, and funds scholarships for low-income families to also take swim lessons. At UC Berkeley, Ana founded the Intimate Partner Violence Coalition, an organization that raises awareness on domestic violence and provides resources for student victims. The coalition currently works with local high schools to teach dating violence to students, and works to implement domestic violence education in Bay Area curriculums. For the past several years, Ana has volunteered in domestic violence shelters to assist victims of abuse, and end the cycle of violence.

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Tara Nikkhoo

TARA NIKKHOO

Year: 2019
Major: Intended Business Administration & Political Economy

Tara is currently a freshman at UC Berkeley from Los Angeles planning on majoring in Business Administration and Political Economy. She hopes to find a career that allows her to use both creativity and analytical skills to make a real impact and also hopes to help inspire women to be leaders in whatever they choose to pursue. At Berkeley Tara is involved in the TAMID group, Berkeley Women in Business, the SAGE mentorship program, the Hillel Freshman Fellowship, Greek life and intramural sports. In her free time, Tara loves to play soccer, play piano, ice skate, hike and spend time with friends. She is motivated and hardworking and loves being a part of BWIB!

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Sarah Stukan

SARAH NOEL STUKAN

Year: 2019
Major: Intended Business Administration & Media Studies

Sarah has been on the communications committee since fall 2015. During her involvement in BWIB she has helped create the LinkedIn recommendations project, has managed BWIB’s Facebook page, and has assisted with various social media and video campaigns. She is hoping to pursue a career in marketing, public relations, or journalism and loves dancing, traveling, reading, playing sports, watching theater, and doing graphic design in her free time.

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Yixuan Lu

Yixuan

Year: 2019
Major: Media Studies & Political Economy

Yixuan is currently a first year from Fremont, California. With a passion for communications, she hopes to go into the field of public relations and marketing. Eager, patient, and creative, Yixuan works well not only individually but as a dedicated team member. BWIB has provided Yixuan with a constant support system, and allowed her to discover what she hopes to pursue in the business world. During her free time Yixuan enjoys hiking, blogging, and trying new foods!

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Sharina Sheth

SHARINA DILESH SHETH

Year: 2018
Major: Public Health
Minor: Political Economy 

Sharina is on the Finance Committee and has really enjoyed her semester at BWIB. The connections, opportunities, and resources have inspired her a lot. The people she has met through BWIB have been nothing but encouraging and wonderful to work with. She cannot wait to experience more of what BWIB has to offer.

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Maria Ji

Maria Ji

Year: 2019
Major: Psychology & Economics

Maria is a first year double-majoring in Psychology and Economics. She has a strong interest in both healthcare and business and hopes to seek a career in the future that embodies both. She stands strongly behind women empowerment and uniting with diverse individuals to empower society. Outside of BWIB, Maria is engaged in Psychology research and is a Health & Safety Coordinator at American Red Cross at Cal. In addition, she volunteers at the University Health Services Tang Center focusing on nutritional health of the students, staff, and faculty of UC Berkeley. In her free time, Maria loves to read, eat strawberries, kayak, and connect with people.

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Linda Li

Linda

Year: 2019
Major: Public Health & Economics

Linda grows up in Davis, California for her entire life. As a very outdoorsy person, she really enjoys hiking, adventuring to new places and going to the beach. She also loves music, especially playing the piano, violin and ukelele.

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Virena Galotra

Virena Galotra

Year: 2016
Major: Business Administration

Virena is a senior at Berkeley Haas. She is passionate about business and people, and therefore will be pursuing a career in HR Management after graduation. BWIB has been an amazing resource for her to learn more about the cultural issues affecting women in the workplace, and has inspired her to seek out a field where she can influence change. Another cause Virena devotes a lot of her time to is education. She has been volunteering at Longfellow Middle School with a non-profit organization, Project S.M.I.L.E. throughout her four years here at Cal. And in her spare time, she loves reading classic literature, baking, and watching reality television (her guilty pleasure)!

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Sharleen Lee

Sharleen Lee

Year: 2017
Major: Business Administration & Classics

Sharleen is a Junior at UC Berkeley with double major in Business and Classics. Her passion in finance, accounting, and law leads her to choose Deloitte’s Tax Consulting practice as her internship career path. Sharleen cares deeply about wildlife preservation so she hopes to open up a fund for nature reserves in the far future. On her spare time, she enjoys watching various TV series such as Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and How to Get Away with Murder, etc. She is also an avid Disney fan and Disneyland goer. 

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Nguyen Hoang

Nguyen Hoang

Year: 2019
Major: Intended Business Administration & Media Studies

Nguyen is a very involved and eager person when it comes to making sure that things around her run smoothly and efficiently. She enjoys having a clean personal space and dedicate time to organizing everything that she finds herself personally responsible for. Over the past couple of years she has worked a number of jobs because she likes being personally accountable for her own level of experience and being independent enough to be confident in setting aside assets of her own. Small arts and crafts projects are something that Nguyen enjoys because she loves to create things, rather than just being handed finished products, and she thinks it’s far more fun to be constructive.

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Niharika Jain

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Year: 2019
Major: Intended Business Administration, Economics & Computer Science

Niharika is a Freshman at UC Berkeley intending to study Business, Computer science and Economics. She joined Berkeley Women in Business to improve her professional skills and learn more about gender equity in Business. Her hobbies include binge watching House of Cards, singing off tune to Beyonce and Nicki Minaj, and playing tennis whenever she can.

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Manasi Aranake

Manasi Aranake

Year: 2019
Major: Applied Math

Manasi is a freshman studying Applied Math. She serves on the technology committee for BWIB this semester. She is interested in applying math to business and finance and super passionate about creating a more inclusive environment for women in business.

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