Update: In an opinion piece in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 20, 2012, after Yahoo hired Marissa Mayer as CEO, Dean Steven Currall writes that male executives in the retro TV drama “Mad Men” would still feel right at home in modern-day Silicon Valley, where more than a third of the companies have no women among top executives and board directors.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management has launched a School-wide diversity plan led by newly appointed Chief Diversity Officer Linda Oubre.
“We look forward to working with our partnering business schools on this program. It will bring talented students with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to California, and hopefully spark their interest in business management and encourage them to pursue an MBA.”
The addition of a chief diversity officer comes as the Graduate School of Management is partnering with the five other University of California business and management schools on the Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML), unveiled at the Robinson Memorial in Pasadena today.
As senior director of business development for Sling Media, Michael Fisher thrives on the cutting edge of the dynamic content consumption industry. Founded in 2004, Sling Media, Inc. specializes in audio and video placeshifting technology. Its innovative, Emmy award–winning products allowing consumers to watch their home TV from virtually anywhere across the globe.
“I feel extremely lucky to be at this intersection of amazing technology and compelling user experiences,” says Fisher.
Each year, the Graduate School of Management asks alumni to “give back” to the School, whether in dollars, resources or involvement.
To be honest, I haven’t consistently supported the School in the 20 years since earning my MBA. Until recently, I had not sat down and considered why I should give back. This may be true for many alumni, and would like to share why I now place the GSM near the top of my charitable donation list.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.