African leaders learn about civic engagement during visit to Bloomington City Hall

As a Bloomington City Council member, Isabel Piedmont-Smith is accustomed to meeting with constituents. While the farmer’s market was abuzz with activity Saturday, she spent time discussing concerns and issues facing those who reside in her district. At times, Piedmont-Smith’s presentation in City Hall chambers on Monday — to 25 participants in the U.S. State […]

Through reunion and other activities, IU builds on strong ties across Southeast Asia

According to Google, the distance between Bloomington, Ind., and Jakarta, Indonesia is about 10,000 miles. But should Hoosiers find themselves in the world’s fourth most populous country, Indiana University is well represented through its alumni and an official alumni chapter. A series of major activities there recently, including a historic reunion in Bali, furthered IU’s […]

New MEET Kelley program introduces IU’s business school to underrepresented students

Beginning this weekend, the first of two groups of high school students from underrepresented groups will arrive at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business for a week of instruction, campus activities and a case competition. The 60 high school seniors will be participating in a new program, MEET Kelley, which is an acronym for “Meet […]

Filmmaker to speak and present her film about the nature of female empowerment in India

In her award-winning documentary filmmaker Nisha Pahuja set out to show a dichotomy still evident across India. Her film, “The World Before Her,” depicts two young women who live miles apart but also worlds away. We see contestants in the Miss India pageant in Mumbai, with the ultimate prize being celebrity and a Bollywood film […]

Women hope business program helps them overcome barriers to career success in Pakistan

Much has been chronicled about the “glass ceiling” in the United States. Barriers to advancement for women in business careers aren’t always initially apparent. However, for women in a developing economy such as Pakistan, that usually isn’t the problem. The problem is that the barriers are obvious, not opaque. “In Pakistan, for women, particularly the […]

Global Business and Social Enterprise program benefits people and provides Kelley MBAs with the experience of a lifetime

Four years ago, the Kelley School launched the Global Business and Social Enterprise (GLOBASE) initiative, a social entrepreneurship consulting program for MBA students that combines international experience with leadership development. Initially, students and faculty worked on projects for small companies and a not-for-profit enterprise in Peru. In 2011, the Kelley School expanded the program to […]

IU Kelley School’s Idie Kesner joins a growing number of women leading top business schools

In 1984, the term “glass ceiling” was first used to define how women seemingly with a clear path to promotion seemed to hit a point where they were unable to progress to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder. Of course, gender discrimination had existed for centuries, but the term resonated when discussing the problem […]

New business development in several Arab countries begins in Bloomington

Before coming to Bloomington, Tunisian Amal Ben Saad has had aspirations of starting her own business. Today, armed in part with knowledge she’s received from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, she hopes to make her dream a reality. Since June 16, Ben Saad and nearly 100 other students from Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Jordan […]