The Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center focuses on expanding options for women’s business education; increasing women’s management career options; and initiating a culture in which students, faculty, staff and alumni encourage a supportive professional environment.
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.