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Assistant Professor Shelle Poole and MBA candidate Lauren Rice Helped Organize Conversations for Change Event

Lauren Rice speaking to group of students

Lauren Rice, an MBA student and one of the founders of Women of the Workplace. Photo by Madison Park

W.O.W. (Women of the Workplace) student organization co-hosted a Conversations for Change event at the end of January. The topic was creating a collaborate climate in an evolving workplace. Led by State Rep. Melissa Wintrow, talk centered around recognizing and ending harassment in the workplace.

Shelle Poole, an assistant professor in the Department of Management was quoted in the campus Update about the event.

“I think one thing I was particularly impressed with was, there was a group where two of the members had completely opposite perspectives. They stayed respectful of one another, asked each other tough questions, and listened to each other’s perspectives,” said Poole. “Because of this they learned something in the process. ”

Lauren Rice, an MBA student and one of the founders of Women of the Workplace, was also quoted.

“This is the first of many conversations,” said Rice. “We want students to know that they can be change agents.”

Read the Update story “Students, Faculty Explore Ways to Fight Harassment in the Workplace” here (link opens in a new tab).

Leslie Koppenhafer

Leslie Koppenhafer

Shelle Poole

Shelle Poole

COBE faculty Leslie Koppenhafer, assistant professor in the Department of Marketing, and Shelle Poole started W.O.W. in 2016.


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