UF Warrington Women Articles: page 1

Moving up the business ladder

Odile Guinot (MBA ’07) originally came to the United States from France when she was 17 years old as part of a student exchange program. Now, in 2018, she can’t image living anywhere else. “I went back [to France] that following summer to tell my parents I was staying in the U.S. to finish my degree, and the rest is history!” she said. After completing her degree in marketing with a focus in sales from Northern Illinois University, Guinot started

Guava Empowerment | Inspiring female-owned businesses

By Isabella Silverio Did you know that in 2016, $60 billion was invested into male-owned companies by venture capital firms compared to $1.3 billion invested into women-owned companies? That is a fact I lead new conversations with when asked about what I do. Hi! My name is Isabella Silverio, and I am a businesswoman, feminist and creative. I am a combined degree student completing my bachelor’s in business administration and Master of Science in Entrepreneurship. I started my company Guava

You don’t need a mentor – You need a board of directors

By Michelle Bloom-Lugo Mentors are so last year. Why not build your own personal Board of Directors instead? That’s right, invest in you by surrounding yourself with a team of people that can help you reach your goals and function as your accountability partners. Okay, I know your best friend has always been a great sounding board, but she probably is not always able to give you advice on everything you need. You are the BOSS in the business that is YOU! 

Coaching millennials to a wealthier financial future

After Dani Pascarella graduated from the Warrington College of Business in 2010, she was leading a successful career in finance in New York City. As a private banker managing assets for wealthy clients with a net worth of at least $25 million at JP Morgan, Pascarella (BABA ’09, MIB ’10) was making the most of her business education from the University of Florida. While that knowledge benefitted her career, it also made her strongly aware of the financial gap that

UF Warrington hosts workshop on promoting robust and reliable research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Warrington College of Business will host a workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), to promote robust and reliable research practice in the social and economic sciences research community March 8-10, 2018. Chester C. Holloway Professor of Management Dr. Gwendolyn Lee was awarded $50,000 from NSF to present the workshop that will converge academic journal editors, university faculty members, academic researchers and students, with many presenting their recommendations on best practices for

Alex Sink on business, politics and ethics

My name is Tiffany Felcoski, and I am a Business Ethics Ambassador and second-year information systems major at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. Alex Sink, a business woman and politician who served as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2011, uses ethics not just in theory but also in practice, as she explained when she spoke to students at the Heavener School of Business on placing ethics above a political or business win based on her

Empowering women through dance

There was never a dull moment during Lanita Patton’s (BSBA ’15) time at the Heavener School of Business. She spent her days studying for her finance courses, pursuing a minor in entrepreneurship, mentoring students in the Florida Leadership Academy and as a Career and Academic Peer Mentor, representing the Black Student Union as its treasurer and as Miss Black Student Union, and serving as the marketing director of the Minority Business Society, among many other activities. Her evenings were no

Alumna Jane Sun speaks at World Economic Forum

Fisher School of Accounting alumna and Ctrip CEO Jane Sun (BSAc ’92) spoke at the 48th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She highlighted the current security challenges facing the travel industry and how tourism is conducive to the promotion and momentum of global economic growth. Read more about Sun’s presentation to heads of state, international financiers, industry titans, academics and philanthropists from around the world.

Innovation Hub and Warrington College of Business Provide Space for Women’s Collaboratory and Gator Accelerator

The Warrington College of Business recently partnered with the Innovation Hub to provide a space for women innovators as part of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, as well as a startup program for graduates of the Gator Hatchery, Warrington’s student incubator. Read more about this innovative and collaborative space from UF News.