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Mission Statement

To foster a community of students interested in empowering women by encouraging personal and professional growth in supportive environments through meaningful relationships, engaging discussions, leadership development, and philanthropy.


Professional Development

WIB develops its members professionally through our annual Business Bootcamp, mock interviews, case competition,  career fair, our mentorship program, and more!

We have volunteer opportunities to give back to our Columbus community. We partner with female charity organizations such as Period Pantry, Girls on the Run, and Junior Achievement.



WIB has so many opportunities to socialize with other members and find your people at OSU. It is a great networking opportunity to meet professional young women. We host a fall social, tailgates, Galentine's Day, and more!


Our History

The first collegiate chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) was established at the Fisher College of Business on November 26, 2001. Its inaugural meeting took place at The Hillel, with approximately 60 undergraduate students

in attendance.

The original officers included Beth Blue, President and Founder; Joy Schwartz, Vice President; Andrea Russell, Secretary; Kristin Sandberg, Treasurer; and Tracie Mulhausen, Vice President of Special Events.

ABWA was created to unite women in business, providing a platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by women in the business world. However, membership was not limited to business students or women; it was open to all majors and ranks within Ohio State. The idea began with Beth Blue, who received enthusiastic support from her friends and the faculty and staff of the Fisher College of Business.

In the spring of 2005, ABWA members chose to disassociate from the National American Business Women's Association and renamed the organization The Undergraduate Business Women's Association. In the fall of 2023, the name was changed to Women in Business (WIB). We continue to uphold the founders' values that were established nearly 22 years ago.

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