The Booth Experience’s Women@Booth series aims to highlight the experiences of exemplary women leaders at the school. Over the month of March, we will speak to women across Chicago Booth to uncover their past experiences, understand what brought them to Booth, and get a sneak peek into what lies ahead for them. We hope these stories bring to the fore the people who make Chicago Booth a great community to be part of and inspire women around the world.
The first person to be featured in this series is Julia Boserup. Julia is a former professional tennis player who chose Booth to sharpen her business knowledge and move into the world of management consulting.
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As Black History Month has come to a close, we’d like to continue to showcase the many Booth alumni of color who continue to inspire us with their success in business and life. For this next installment of the Notable Black Alumni Series, we shine the spotlight on Vicki L. Fuller, former Chief Investment Officer of New York State Common’s $200 billion retirement fund, and previously, Managing Director of a global investment firm with AUM of $500 billion.
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How did I find myself at an invitation-only event that included President Donald Trump, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Christine Lagarde, Satya Nadella, and Greta Thunberg? The answer, in all honesty, is simple: passion + the power of networks + unqualified support of my Booth community.
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Upon my acceptance to Booth in 2018, I received an outpouring of support from the Booth community. Both my email and snail mail were filled with notes, invitations and information about my new home for two years. One invitation was to the 2018 Dusable Conference. The DuSable Conference is the flagship event for Booth’s African American MBA Association. It aims to serve as the nexus for activity in Chicago’s Black Business Economy by delivering content to encourage collaboration between AAMBAA Students and Alumni, Chicago Black Business Owners, Chicago Black Professionals, and the broader University of Chicago Black constituency. While I was not able to attend the conference that year, I put it on my list of must-dos for my time at Booth.
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Chicago Booth is an institution that encourages its students to empirically explore hypotheses by taking a data-driven and multidisciplinary approach to marketing. As a career switcher and a Kilts Marketing Fellow, I was able to apply this culture to my first experiential learning opportunity as part of the 2019 Kilts Center for Marketing Case Competition.
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