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.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Help out a good cause

Google Chrome is giving to many worthy charities this December. For those who use Google Chrome make sure you sign up, for those who don't this might be a reason to switch. (Not bad marketing on Google's part)From December 15th to the 19th every time you open a new tab ( or just start up Chrome) will raise money for charities. It is an extension to chrome that is easy to add. At the end of the day you get to pick what charity the money goes to. There are five choices, Nature Conservancy, Charity:Water, Doctors without Boarders, Un Techo Para Mi Pais, and Room to Read. Each one has a definition on the web site. Here is the website that will take you directly to the web page.
I hope everyone signs up for this!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching, Women in Business held a holiday party. Our ladies looked fabulous in holiday colored business casual. This was the perfect gathering to get anyone in the mood for some holiday cheer.
Each of the ladies brought a food item of their choosing to share with the group. Some of the food included bean salad, spinach bread dip, homemade Chex mix and sugar cookies. Everything was delicious of course!

We also bonded while watching Elf. it was a welcome favorite for some and a first time see it for others. For those who have not seen it, it is a good movie with some worth while laughs. While Elf was playing, there was the option of making our own ornaments. Even though we do not all have the best artistic ability, it was fun. Most of all we enjoyed each others company.

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fall Quarter 2010

Quick update on what WIB at RIT has been doing since the beginning of the year:

In October we raised money for the Al Sigl Community walk. This was an event held at the Marketplace mall. We raised $200 toward adults with disabilities. The walk had a Halloween theme and was a great success.

November 6th Women in Business lent a helping hand at Foodlink's warehouse. We were there from nine a.m. until noon. We helped sort over 600 pounds of food to be distributed throughout 10 counties.

December 1st there was a swimming social with Pi Kappa Psi followed by No Voice Zone. We got some exercise while playing some pool basketball and warmed up in the hot tub.

WIB held a bake sale on Tuesday December 7th to raise money to buy toys for less fortunate children in the Rochester area. Thank you to everyone who helped we raise just over $250. We were glad to be able to give joy to children in our area

We will be doing a bake sale quarterly to raise funds for different events and causes. Be sure to stop whenever you see us and support our vairous cuases, or just say hello.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rochester Fashion Week 2010

Over the weekend WIB founder, Heather Knowles walked in the Rochester's Fashion Week Runway Show, The Height of Fashion. The event, which raised $30,000 to be donated to the Rochester Center for Youth, took place at the Memorial Art Gallery downtown. In addition to modeling for the event, Heather was also part of the planning process for the event. She worked closely with Chantiza Stern, the Chief Event Organizer and Meghan Mundy, the Chief Fashion Organizer, to plan and execute this successful event. Next year Heather has been asked to stay on as Assistant Event Organizer and modeling coach for the runway shows.

Heather is excited to have been given this opportunity and encourages everyone to participate in the 2011 event, as it will be bigger and better!!!

For more information and pictures from the event(s) visit:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kara Dudek

Congratulations to our VP of Community Service, Kara Dudek, for appearing on a recent E. Philip Saunders College of Business ad!!!

Kara is a fourth year Marketing student and will graduate in the spring. Kara has been involved with WIB since 2007 and has served as VP of Community Service for two years. She is also involved with other organizations on campus and has worked for the RIT Undergraduate Admissions office for three years.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Imagine RIT Festival

Look for the Women in Business exhibit at this years Imagine RIT Festival on May 1, 2010!

Women in Business recognizes the needs of children in Africa and has partnered with Joining Hearts and Hands to implement innovative and sustainable programs aimed to improve quality of life. This creative partnership has provided Women in Business with opportunities to get the Rochester Community involved in raising money for a classroom at a school for children orphaned by AIDS.

Women in Business not only hosts events to raise money for Joining Hearts and Hands to make a difference in the lives of African people, but will be traveling there to share our knowledge of business and personal empowerment with the IGLA’s (Income Generating Learning Activities) and at several schools Joining Hearts and Hands has built. Our idea of innovation in Africa means giving the people necessary tools and knowledge to live a healthy and dignified lifestyle.

In visiting the Women in Business exhibit, visitors will have an educational and inspiring look into the life of children and women’s groups in Africa. Visitors to the exhibit will have the opportunity to be involved in expanding the relationship between the Rochester community, Joining Hearts and Hands, and villages in Africa. Through a slide show presentation and first had accounts visitors will learn how they can support the efforts of the Women in Business group in creating a better life for African children orphaned by AIDS. In addition they will learn about sustainable businesses run by small women’s groups which are established through Joining Hearts and Hands.

Visitors will walk away with a renewed sense of empowerment, the importance of reaching out to others, and ideas how they can help RIT’s Women in Business group with meet our objectives and continue that work in their own community.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sustainable House Dedication

This past Saturday the members Women in Business were able to see all their hard work put to a good cause. WIB joined forces with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a deserving local family. In the spirit of going green, Women in Business helped raise money for the project with a fund raiser selling reusable water bottles. WIB raised $800 to put towards the cause and was present at both the wall raising event at the dedication of the home. For more information on the sustainable project and the recipients for the house visit :

Monday, February 15, 2010

RIT Sportszone story on Skate For a Cause

RIT SportsZone covered our Skate For a Cause event.

Check out the story HERE!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Make the Rink Pink

We want to congratulate the Zeta Tau Alpha ladies and the Men's and Women's Hockey teams for such a successful event.Tiger Hockey, Sorority Raise $21,248 to Fight Cancer During ‘Pink Rink’

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Skate For a Cause - Joining Hearts and Hands

Skate For a Cause was a HUGE success!!! Thank you to everyone who came out to support this cause. All the money raised from Friday will be donated to Joining Hearts and Hands and used to build an additional classroom at Hannah's Hope in Kenya.

Hannah Congdon was the inspiration behind this event and we are proud to carry on her legacy! Hannah’s hope was that the less fortunate of the world would have a better life.

Learn more about Hannah and Hannah's Hope by visiting the following links:

This event brought together students, staff, and the local community for a fun night of skating with family and friends. Skate For a Cause was able to provide an opportunity for all of those involved to support and give back to those who are in need.

For coverage from the event, check out this video

Friday, January 22, 2010

Skate For a Cause!!! TONIGHT

Press Release, by RIT:

Skating Event to Raise Money for Kenya School Built in Memory of Fairport’s Hannah Congdon

RIT’s Women in Business hosts ‘Skate for a Cause,’ proceeds will help build classroom at Hannah’s Hope

Students from Hannah's Hope, a school in Katito, Kenya


The promising young life of Hannah Congdon was cut short in 2007 when the Fairport teenager died in a car crash along with four other students from Fairport High School just days following graduation. Thanks to the Rochester-based organization Joining Hearts and Hands, Congdon’s memory lives on through a school built last year in Kenya called Hannah’s Hope.

The next building phase will be the addition of two new classrooms. To help raise money for the project, RIT’s Women in Business Club will host “Skate for A Cause” at RIT’s Ritter Arena from 8 to 10 p.m. this Friday. A $3 donation per person covers admission, skate rental and hot chocolate.

“I remember Hannah as an ambitious, outgoing and friendly girl who was always smiling,” says Heather Knowles, president and founder of RIT’s Women in Business Club and a member of the 2007 graduating class from Fairport High. “Hannah will always be missed by myself and everyone who knew her. While I will never understand why it was her time to go, she has left behind an inspiring legacy. Her legacy has inspired me to help build an additional classroom at Hannah’s Hope. I am elated that RIT’s Women in Business is raising money for such a momentous cause.”

All proceeds from Friday’s benefit will go to Joining Hearts and Hands toward the next phase of construction at Hannah’s Hope. Joining Hearts and Hands founders William and Joanne Cala will be in attendance at Friday night’s event. Students from RIT’s Women in Business Club hope to travel to Kenya with the Cala's in the spring of 2011.

To find out more about Joining Hearts and Hands and Hannah’s Hope, visit

Look for pictures and an update on how the event goes in my next post!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Trendy Tuesday - SUCCESS!!!

Trendy Tuesday was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who attended the event and supported the cause. Also, thank you again to L'avant Garbe and Scott Miller, we could not have had this show without your clothes and hair/makeup!

Check out more pictures from the Trendy Tuesday event on our Facebook page!