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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.

2016 Partner Organizations
  1. Eskaton, Sacramento         
  2. Girl Scouts Heart of Central California
  3. Passive House California, San Francisco 
  4. PUENTES, Stockton 
  5. Valley Vision, Sacramento
  6. Watermark, San Francisco
  7. WEAVE, Sacramento
  8. Women’s Empowerment, Sacramento
Program Update

Kim Tucker of The Impact Foundry provided board readiness training to prospective Fellows on November 5, 2016.

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

Meet our Board

Julianne Fraker

Julianne Fraker, president

Julianne Fraker is a 2018 MBA candidate focused on organizational strategy and behavior. In addition to her role as President of Women in Leadership, she also serves on the board of the Associated Students of Management. This summer, she will be managing Content Compliance with the AT&T Entertainment Group.

After earning a B.A. in Art History and German from UC Berkeley, she spent five years managing arts organizations in the Bay Area. She remains a dedicated supporter of the arts and continues to volunteer with the talented artists at Creative Growth, a nonprofit serving adults with developmental disabilities, whenever she has the chance. This past year, she has also served as a Career Mentor with the Sacramento nonprofit, Women’s Empowerment. 

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Kelly Gillett
Vice President

Kelly Gillett

Kelly Gillett is a 2018 MBA candidate focused in Marketing & Business Analytics. After earning her Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Hawaii, Kelly spent 5 years developing and executing experiential marketing campaigns in New York and California for Legacy Marketing. More recently, she has been managing digital marketing campaigns for Sacramento based public affairs & marketing agency, IDMLOCO.

Kelly currently serves as the Vice President of Women in Leadership and has been recognized for her leadership initiatives in the Sacramento Community. She was recently chosen to attend the 2017 Liberty Mutual Women’s Leadership Invitational in Boston. Kelly also serves on the Board of Directors for WEAVE, a non-profit organization providing support to survivors of sexual assault, domestic assault and sex trafficking.

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Kristoffer Wihlborg
Director of Finance

Kristoffer is a 2018 MBA candidate and entrepreneur. Prior to joining UC Davis Graduate School of Management, he started a company in Sweden selling luxury sailing yachts. His target industry is self-driving cars and sustainable transportation, one of the society’s biggest challenges in the coming years. Kristoffer also serves as Director of the MBA Ambassadors and as the International Students Liaison for the Associated Students of Management. He also serves on the board of Passive House California. His passions include sailing, skiing, and motorcycles.

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