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Graduate Women in Business

The Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) is an organization that serves to empower women to be the fullest expression of themselves by creating inclusive spaces to grow authentic connections, further gender equity and forge partnerships on and off grounds. GWIB hosts events that provide opportunities for career exploration, community, and wellness, and facilitates opportunities to learn and have conversations about gender and what it means to be an ally.

GWIB President wins Forte Edie Hunt award | June 2022

GWIB President Natalia Alvarez Diaz won the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award at the annual Forte MBA Conference, given annually to an MBA who has contributed to her school or community by advancing women in business.

Meet Khushali Shah, UVA Darden Forte Fellow Ambassador | May 2022

Listen to the Experience Darden podcast where Forte Fellow Ambassador Khushali shares her background and her decision to pursue an MBA, as well as what attracted her to the Forte fellow ambassador role.

Women at Darden Webinar | September 2021

Check out our recent recording with GWIB: Ask Us Anything

Women at Darden Webinar | September 2021

Check out our recent recording of Q&A featuring Professor of Practice Carolyn Miles and Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions Dawna Clarke.

Women at Darden Webinar | February 2020

Check out our recent recording exploring the Impact of the Darden MBA for Women.  

Women at Darden Webinar | December 2018

Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.

GWIB has six core values:

  1. Accelerate community development via high-impact events
  2. Create a sense of belonging and foster genuine relationships
  3. Increase understanding around issues of gender equity
  4. Celebrate the intersectionality of individuals within our community
  5. Encourage an inclusive classroom & academic experience
  6. Partner with male allies and the broader community within and beyond Darden

Benefits of GWIB include support, leadership, mentorship, career development, and community involvement.

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Contact Us

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  • Leadership Team


    We welcome prospective students to reach out to members of our leadership team to learn more about GWIB, the 1:1 mentorship program for prospective students and resources for women at Darden.

    • President: Anika Kempe
    • VP Academics: Sydney Block
    • VP Admissions: Alison Neveu
    • VP Allyship: Ali Gendron
    • VP Communications: Katherine (Kate) Grusky
    • VPs Community Development: Saloni Patel, Fabiana Diaz
    • VP Conference: Alankritha Bhushan, Madison Carey
    • VP Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Sahithy Gudavalli
    • VP Finance & Corporate Relations: Annie Stockstill
    • VP International: Kate Gomeliuk
  • Current Sponsors


    Thank you to all of our company sponsors who support our mission and make all of our events possible.


    • Accenture
    • Danaher Corporation
    • Envista


    • DaVita
    • Deloitte Consulting
    • EY-Parthenon/EY
    • Teamshares


    • Dell
    • Emerson
    • Evergreen Services Group
    • General Motors
    • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    • Liberty Mutual INsurance
    • Marsh & McLennan Companies
    • McKinsey & Company
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Raymond James Financial
    • ZS Associates


    • Clark Construction
    • DuPont
    • The Hershey Company
    • PwC/Strategy