by Jenifer Shockley
ATLANTA – Six undergraduate students at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business have received Scholar Awards from the Committee of 200 (C200), an invitation-only global organization of top female executives and entrepreneurs who manage more than $300 billion in annual revenues and assets.
C200 members recently spent two days at Georgia State University for one of the organization’s Reachout programs, in which they shared their expertise and insights with future women business leaders.
The students are part of Robinson’s WomenLead program, a semester-long leadership course for female undergraduate students.
The Scholar Award recipients were chosen based on the strength of their written applications and in-person interviews.
“The Committee of 200 takes great pride in nurturing future generations of business leaders,” said
C200 member, Susan Nethero, managing director at Golden Seeds and founder and former CEO of Intimacy. “We believe the Scholar Award recipients we selected can continue to change the face of business.”
Nethero described the recipients, who each received $2,500, as follows.
“Sensi Charlery is a problem solver who loves using numbers to create solutions and who has discovered that leadership can be transformational, not transactional.
“Natsai Ndebele is a born entrepreneur, who at a young age sold mangos and cleaned combs and brushes to earn money for sweets and believes the best leadership is humble and altruistic.
“Yana Nakhtigal will consistently ask questions, again and again, until she understands the problem at hand and aspires to use ‘productive anger’ to address gender inequality in the workplace.
“Eden Taitt has experienced gender bias in technology and hopes to mentor and inspire women who wish to work in that field.
“Marietta Murton is a designer who recognizes that business will allow her to scale her talents and effect change in the way people design and build.
“Thien Vo has envisioned shipping containers as a viable and sustainable solution for safe, durable and economical housing.”
WomenLead director Nancy Mansfield said, “The Committee of 200’s Reachout for our WomenLead students was an amazing experience for them and for everyone involved. CEO and chief creative officer of DMI Music, Tena Clark’s motivational speech inspired the audience; former CEO of Spanx, Laurie Ann Goldman’s luncheon address gave encouragement and great advice for building confidence; and the panel discussions on entrepreneurship and the corporate leadership provided a roadmap for future success. At the end of the day we left inspired and confident that women can reach the top because C200 members have the led the way. We are grateful for their support of WomenLead students at Georgia State.”
The Robinson College of Business is a community of students, educators, and professionals who specialize in discovering insights that drive smarter business decisions. Home to more Georgia executives than any other school, our programs are designed to push beyond the classroom and offer experiences that bridge the gap between business education and the business world.