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December 2014

In This Issue

California: Women Still Scare at Top
Spotlight: Alumna Vickie Sherman
Time for a Tax Break
Nominate an Extraordinary Alumnus
Pushing Energy Efficiency Envelope
School a "Big Winner" in Rankings
Executive-in-Residence: Global View
Seeking Digital Media Guru
Calendar of Events

"Corporate leaders need to change their thinking, moving beyond close circles to find talent for open board seats and top executive positions."

—Dean Ann Huff Stevens and Researcher Amanda Kimball

Top of Corporate California: 1 Woman for Every 8 Men

Despite the “Lean In” movement, our 10th annual UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders shows women remain scarce at the top of state's biggest firms. Dean Ann Stevens and study author Amanda Kimball share insights. Watch the video >

Vickie Sherman Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

Even as a child, Vickie Sherman MBA 13 was set on business. Once in the workplace, she decided to "work harder, be better at generating consensus and identifying data-driven strategy, and be clearer with transparency than my peers." Today she manages corporate marketing at California’s leading credit union. More >

Time for a Tax Break

Your year-end gift to the School supports our student experience, educational and networking events for alumni—and is deductible to the extent allowed by law. Make an impact and give by December 31. 

Extraordinary Alumni: Nominate Now

Tracy Neal MBA 01 (right) and Graham McDougal MBA 03 were last year's winners. Who's next? Help us recognize extraordinary alumni with distinguished and outstanding service awards. Deadline: January 4. Make a nomination today >

Pushing the Envelope on Energy Efficiency

As director of the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center, Professor Nicole Biggart works with Honda on research and results from the Honda Smart Home, an advanced, zero-net-energy smart home in West Village at UC Davis. More >

"Big Winner" in MBA Rankings

Poets & Quants' annual full-time MBA program list combines the five most influential business school rankings in the world. We're among the "big winners," having jumped 10 places to No. 44. More >

Executive-in-Residence Brings Global Perspective

International executive Carlo Pugnetti will serve as our 2015 Fox Executive-in-Residence, sharing insights from his diverse roles and 14-year tenure with Allianz, the German market leader in insurance. More >

Seeking: Digital Media Guru to Share Knowledge

We are hiring a lecturer to teach Digital Marketing in our Bay Area MBA program. Topics include online advertising, SEO, interactive marketing, privacy issues, e-commerce, social influence (and its measurement), social network theory and integrating social and traditional media. More info & apply >
Lessons Learned: 40 Years of Business Building: Join us February 19 at in San Francisco for our 12th annual Peer-to-Pier event with Dean’s Distinguished Speaker T. Gary Rogers, chairman, Safeway Inc. and former chairman/CEO, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream. RSVP >

Important Dates & News

See You at a Coming Event

Define and Validate Your Customer and the Market
Big Bang! Workshop

Business Professional Networking Group: Quarterly Luncheon
Sutter Club, Sacramento
Alumna Leslie Shull MBA 98 on "Leading with Strengths"

Deadline to register for the Big Bang! Business Competition

Define and Validate Your Business Model
Big Bang! Workshop

Idea to Reality: Business Boot Camp

Big Bang! Workshop

Winter Mixer & Live Pitch: Learn to Pitch Like a Pro 

UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship & Big Bang! Workshop

12th Annual Peer-to-Pier Networking Mixer, Rincon Center, San Francisco
Dean's Distinguished Speaker T. Gary Rogers

GSM Calendar >

CAAA Calendar >


San Jose Mercury News
Women in Boardrooms: Flatline in Silicon Valley
Dean Ann Huff Stevens and Researcher Amanda Kimball
San Francisco Leads in Otherwise Poor Showing: Women in Corporate California
UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders

Capital Public Radio (NPR affiliate)
Women More Rare in Corporate California
UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders

The Atlantic
The Shazam Effect
Associate Professor Greta Hsu
Why Women Should Embrace Investing
Professor Brad Barber

On a Mission from Mars
Senior Scholar in Management Harold Schmitz
Cool Little Idea Grows Big
Alumnus Mac Clemmens 07
Thought Leaders Rethink Data Privacy
Alumnus Malcolm Harkins MBA 92

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