WHO WE ARE
We are the Women in Business Council and we connect, empower, and educate women so that they may become respected leaders in business and the community.
Our council is open to all majors at the University of South Carolina.
Our organization aims to help students develop and practice professional skills that are beneficial to their future careers. We hold bi-weekly meetings that feature a range of guest speakers from different companies who provide insight into their field and offer advice to members. New members are invited to become a part of our WIBternship program, which is composed of a series of workshops, a group interview, and a case competition at the end of the semester. Outside of meetings, there are plenty of social/networking opportunities to engage in!
WHAT WE DO:
MEET THE EXEC TEAM:
President & Chief Executive Officer
Hey! I’m a senior double majoring in International Business and Marketing with a minor in Spanish. I have been in WIBC since my freshman year and had the opportunity to serve as Director of Media and CMO prior to becoming President. I’ve interned at ReVive Skincare as an International Sales Development intern, and at Hilton as a Content Strategy & Planning intern. Looking forward to another great year with WIBC!
Hi everyone! I am a junior from Massachusetts majoring in Operations Supply Chain Management and Finance with a concentration in Data Analytics. I’ve been in WIBC since the fall of my freshman year and have loved it ever since! I’ve served as a committee member, and also as the Director of Media and CFO. I am so excited to serve as the VP. Last summer I had an HR internship within the Department of Defense in Virginia. Outside of WIBC I love to cook, listen to podcasts, workout, and I’m also a U101 Peer Leader! I can’t wait for another amazing semester with you all!
Chief Financial Officer
Hi everyone! My name is Hadley Hedges and I’m a sophomore majoring in Finance and Real Estate with a minor in Psychology and concentration in Data Analytics. I’ve been in WIB for 3 semesters and have previously served on the mentorship committee and as Director of Finance last fall. I’m also involved in Carolina Fund, The Honors College Peer Mentor Program, Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity, and I’m training to be a Darla Ambassador! In my free time, I enjoy working out, cooking, and spending time with friends. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Chief Operating Officer
Hi I’m Carly and I am a sophomore studying Finance and International Business. This is my third semester in WIBC and I am so excited to serve as COO! Other than WIBC I am involved in Finance Scholars, GCC, and Tri Delta!
Chief Marketing Officer
Hello! My name is Mia and I am from New Jersey! I am a sophomore with a major in Marketing and minor in Advertising/Public Relations. This is my fourth semester in WIBC and I am looking forward to meeting many more new members. Outside of WIBC, I am a part of my sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, where I serve as the Panhellenic Delegate. I am also a part of the Carolina Investment Foundation. In my free time, I enjoy working out, traveling, and spending time with friends. This summer I am studying abroad in Belgium and France! I am so excited for another great semester!
Director of Media
Hi! My name is Sophia Rowan and I am a freshman from Scottsdale, Arizona! I am majoring in International Business with a minor in Russian, and I’m also involved in the Carolina Fund and CFIA. I am passionate about traveling and interacting with different cultures! I also love to thrift, read, and exercise!
Director of Membership
Hi everyone! My name is Ella Underwood and I am a sophomore from Clover, SC majoring in accounting, minoring in psychology with a concentration in data analytics. I have been a member of WIBC since the fall semester of my freshman year and have truly enjoyed my time so far. Prior to becoming Director of Membership, I served on the Mentorship Committee for two semesters. Outside of WIBC I am involved with Give a Dog a Bone and Beta Alpha Psi. I was also a SI Leader for Math 122 last semester. In my free time I love to lift weights, cycle, read, bake and be with my friends and family! I am looking forward to a great semester!
Director of New Member Outreach
Hi! I am a sophomore majoring in International Business, Accounting, and Supply Chain major. I joined WIBC in the fall of my freshman year, and previously served on the WIBternship Committee. Along with WIBC, I am an SI for Accounting, Comptroller for Student Government, Beta Alpha Psi member, and an Accounting Scholar. I am so excited for another great semester and to meet you all!
Director of External Affairs
Hi everyone! I'm a freshman International Business and Marketing major (IBCE Cohort). I joined WIBC in Fall 2023 and I am so excited to hold a position on the executive team this Spring! Outside of WIBC, I enjoy playing guitar, piano, and swimming.
Sarah Grace Richardson
Director of Recruitment and Retention
My name is Sarah Grace Richardson. I am a freshman majoring in International Business and Finance with a minor in Spanish. This is my second semester in WIBC. Outside of WIBC, I am involved in Carolina Fund, Astronomy Club, and work at the State House.
Director of Mentorship
Hi! My name is Sabrina Catapano and I am the Director of Mentorship for WIBC! I am a sophomore with a double major in Finance and Marketing and a Data Analytics Concentration. This is my fourth semester in WIBC! On campus, I am a Darla Moore School of Business Student Ambassador, Content Coordinator for Student Alumni Board, and Philanthropy Chair for the Women’s Club Golf Team. I love to run, go to the beach, and eat ice cream! Please feel free to reach out to me regarding anything about the WIBC Mentorship program!