Objectives and Mission
The Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center expands career opportunities for women through the following actions:
- Identify and implement best practices to prepare students to lead and excel in the diverse 21st Century workforce
- Develop strategies and inspire collaborations that support the growth and advancement of women from pre-college throughout their careers
- Influence thought and behavior in global business settings through communication of strategies developed from gender-related research findings
The vision of the Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center is to be a center of excellence that influences research, education, business practice, and policy on issues concerning the development and advancement of women in the global workforce.
The Women in Management Program started in 2013 when a group of dedicated faculty, staff, students, alumnae and corporate friends gathered to address issues and promote success for women at Krannert. The first meeting included a guided conversation about topics important to women in business careers. The group discussed issues like gender-based challenges in the workplace, work-life integration, mentoring and personal authenticity. A subsequent meeting in May 2014 brought in author of The Deans' Bible, who shared Purdue’s rich history of women’s advocacy. Her presentation inspired further discussion about preparing young women for professional life and how Krannert can create a supportive and empowering culture for women.