Meeting Time

Club meetings are held weekly:
Monday - 8:00pm - College of Business.
Please email us at if you are interested in attending these meetings and/or have any questions.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Stand Up! Stand Out! Trendy Tuesday

You will view a fashion show event unlike any other RIT has seen! ZTA and Women in Business partner to bring you an event sponsored by Character and Scott Miller Salon. The show will model appropriate clothing for women entering the work world.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ingle Auditorium

The clothes are being sponsored by L'avant Garbe, and hair/makeup will be done by Scott Miller.

Visit the Facebook event and RSVP

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas Cards for Noah

On Tuesday WIB made Christmas cards for a little boy named Noah. Noah is 5 and dieing from cancer. His family plans to celebrate Christmas next week because Noah may not live until Christmas. His one wish was to receive Christmas cards, and so far the post office in his town, in MI, has processed over 80,000 cards for Noah. Thank you to everyone who wrote to Noah.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wall-Raising Event for RIT Sustainable House Project

On Saturday, November 7, the Rochester Institute of Technology and Flower City Habitat for Humanity hosted a "Wall-Raising" ceremony, which kicked off the construction of a truly incredible project.

Flower City Habitat for Humanity is a non-denominational Christian housing ministry helping to eliminate substandard and poverty housing in Rochester, NY. Since 1984, FCHH has built or renovated over 160 houses, and is one of the largest Habitat affiliates in the northeastern US.

The Habitat for Humanity club at RIT, in conjunction with Engineers For a Sustainable World, began constructing a floor plan for a FCHH "environmentally sustainable" house. This project has been appropriately named the RIT Habitat for Humanity Sustainable House Project and is a great example of the innovative minds we have here at RIT.

WIB Members raising the wall.
Of course they managed to get a goofy candid shot.
In this picture: Kara, me, Maureen, and Michele

To donate directly to this project visit HERE to make a gift.
-Please scroll down to "Select a category below" and select "Other Funds." In the scroll bar that appears select"Habitat for Humanity Sustainable House Project"

Also, here is a link to the project website: About the Project

Friday, October 16, 2009

Women in Business is "Joinging Hearts and Hands" with children in Africa

Last year, our first year as a recognized club, Women in Business (WIB) successfully held a Skate for A Cause Fundraiser event. We were able to raise over $700 dollars, which we donated to the Rochester Chapter of Alternative for Battered Women. For having no funds to advertise for this event, we were happy with the turn out of over 130 people.

After seeing what a great success this event was, we have made Skate for a Cause our "signature event." This year we plan to raise money for a Rochester Organization called Joining Hearts and Hands. This organization is run by Dr. Cala and his wife, and benefits children and women's groups in Kenya and Tanzania.

We choose this organization for several reasons. In 2007, five days after Fairport High Schools graduation, five amazing young ladies died in a car accident... one of these girls was named Hannah Congdon. When Hannah passed away her family decided to donate the money given in her name to Joining Hearts and Hands. It was their hope that the organization would be able to build a school for children in Africa; it was Hannah's dream to be a teacher in a third world country. In January of 2009, that is exactly what they did.

Holding this event will raise money to build a new classroom for more children to attend school. The Cala’s plan to continue building classrooms up through 8th grade.

This event will provide an opportunity for both RIT students and staff, as well as the Rochester and Fairport community to get involved and support an amazing cause.

We will be sure to let everyone know when we have a date for the event.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Active Member Responsibilities and Expectations

Women in Business – Active Member Responsibilities and Expectations

Members will be required to pay a quarterly of $10.00. This money will be put towards purchases that will benefit the members who have paid. (T-shirts, supplies, food, special trips, etc.)

To be considered an active member one must (per quarter)
  • Attend at least 5 out of the 7 meeting
  • Attend at least 2 scheduled community service events
  • Attend at least 2 social events
(Attending more than 2 community service events can count towards a missed meeting)

Active Members will be given first choice on attending networking and social community events (i.e. Key4Women, Women’s Achievement Dinner), and signing up for events if there is a limited number of members who can participate.

Active members will receive t-shirts and other benefits, using the club funds, for their commitment.

If an Active Member has an interest in holding an E-board position, she should request to shadow the position for a period of at least 5 weeks.

To become an Executive Board Representative, members are required to complete two quarters as an “Active Member” before they can run.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wild Hearts Charters Sunset Sail

Join us on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 for "Ladies Night on the Lake" which will take place on the Wild Hearts Charters Catamaran, Sunset Cruise! 6-8:00pm

Wild Hearts Catamaran!

This event will replace our Tuesday night meeting during week three. We will meet at the College of Business; transportation can be provided for those who will need it. Please email us at if you plan on attending (and note if you need a ride or are bringing a friend), there are 41 spots available as of September 18th, 2009. It is going to be a fun night and is open to members and ladies interested in becoming members, as well as special guests. All cost for this event will be covered by club funds; a special thanks to Jennifer Bell for pulling a few strings and booking us this event. I urge to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Our hope is that this event will help WIB members to strengthen, or create, relationships and learn about one another. We will be doing an activity for the first half hour, and for the remaining hour, everyone is free to roam around the boat and enjoy the sunset sail!

To find out more about the catamaran, visit: Wild Hearts Charters

Friday, July 17, 2009

WIB 2009-2010 Advisor

I am elated to announce that for the 2009-2010 school year Megan Cheever will be our club advisor.

Megan has been a huge asset to the club in previous years, and we are going to accomplish even more this year with her on board as WIB Advisor. I'd also like to congratulate Megan on her promotion to Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Chapter Programs. Please congratulate her when you see her, we know she is going to do a great job in this new position!

Megan Cheever, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, E. Philip Saunders College of Business.
Megan is currently Associate Director of Alumni Relations at the E. Philip Saunders College of Business at RIT. Her work with the alumni of Saunders creates support for the college's scholarships, academic programs, and student activities along with volunteer opportunities that foster a strong connection with the college. She also works on events for the college, the Dividends newsletter, and social networking outreach on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Over the past two years she has presented on social networking best practices in the RIT and Rochester Communities with a strong focus on Facebook and LinkedIn. Before RIT, Megan worked at SUNY Geneseo managing fundraising initiatives for The Fund for Geneseo. She also holds a dual degree from SUNY Geneseo in Communication and English. (

Monday, July 6, 2009

WIB Water Bottles

Our water bottles have finally arrived!

The Women in Business aluminum water bottles will be sold for $10.00 and the proceeds will be given to the Flower City Habitat for Humanity to sponsor a house, and hopefully to plant some trees. Our hope is that in addition to supporting this organization, these water bottles will support the "going green" movement throughout the RIT and Rochester Community.

We would like to thank the RIT Division of Student Affairs for their continued support of the Women in Business club and for helping to supply these environmentally friendly water bottles.

For more information or to place a bulk order, please contact

Monday, June 15, 2009

Women in Business Overview

The Women in Business club is an organization for female students in all stages of their educational careers at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Women in Business (WIB) club members actively support one another to advance their career ambitions, broaden their business goals and develop friendships. Through networking, educational events, and community service, WIB creates and strengthens skills in leadership, business, education, and life management. WIB is committed to the personal and professional growth of its members.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


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