WiL logoUC Davis Campus

Women in Leadership (WiL)
Women in Leadership (WiL) is an independent student club operated through the Associated Students of Management (ASM) at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management

About our Club

Our Mission 

We seek to develop future leaders through professional, educational and social activities that support female students at the Graduate School of Management.

Women in Leadership will achieve this goal by:

  • Creating leadership opportunities for women
  • Mentoring and networking
  • Gaining insight into challenges facing women in the business sector
  • Supporting and promoting women leaders

Board Fellowship Program

The Board Fellowship Program places MBA students, or Fellows, on the boards of partner nonprofit organizations as non-voting or adjunct members. The program expands the pipeline of qualified and experienced young women and men for future roles in business leadership. It also allows students to contribute their skills and time to help solve business challenges faced by partner organizations.

2018 Partner Organizations
  1. Eskaton, Sacramento         
  2. Passive House California, San Francisco 
  3. Valley Vision, Sacramento
  4. Watermark, San Francisco
  5. WEAVE, Sacramento
  6. Women’s Empowerment, Sacramento
Program Update

Board Fellows have been placed and have commenced their duties with their partner organizations.

Meet our Board

WiL 2018 Board

Smriti Tibrewal

Smriti Tibrewal, President

Smriti Tibrewal is a 2019 MBA candidate interested in finance and business strategy. She also serves as a board member of the Associated Students of Management and of Watermark, a nonprofit organization focused on empowering women to make their mark in their companies, careers, and communities. Tibrewal will spend her summer as an investment management intern at CalSTRS.

After earning her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Tibrewal spent four years working as a systems engineer in the aviation and aerospace industry. In her spare time she enjoys exploring new destinations, listening to music and cooking.

Connect on LinkedIn 

Jessica Liu Ruosui
Vice President

Jessica Liu, Vice President

Jessica Liu Ruosui is a 2019 MBA candidate interested in organizational behavior and finance. Her passion for women’s education led her to the nonprofit sector, where she planned and implemented fundraising program for an orphan school in Tibet. In addition, she has more than 10 years of experience in corporate communication and marketing in the banking and real estate sectors in Greater China.

Ruosui works as a special correspondent for Family Office, a Chinese magazine focused on wealth management and philanthropy. In her spare time she enjoys Chinese calligraphy and reading.

Connect LinkedIn

Celine Yan
Director of Marketing

Celine Yan, Director of Marketing

Celine Yan is a 2019 MBA candidate interested in marketing and strategy. After completing her undergraduate degree in applied mathematics and digital arts at the University of Connecticut, Yan’s passion for marketing took her back to China. She has over three years of experience as a product manager and international film marketing manager in the education and entertainment industries.

Yan hopes to pursue a career marketing for products and services she is passionate about. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, meditating, playing musical instruments, singing and reading.

Connect on LinkedIn

Tommy Zhang
Director of Finance

Tommy Zhang, Director of Finance

Tommy Zhang is a 2019 MBA candidate interested in finance and business strategy. In addition to his role on the Women in Leadership board he serves on the board of the Associated Students of Management. Zhang joined the MBA program as a career switcher and hopes to pursue a career in finance. Prior to joining the GSM, he spent four years developing a real-estate rental startup in New York. In his spare time he enjoys testing new technology, exploring nature and networking.

Connect on LinkedIn