Our mission is to inspire and empower women in the Argyros School of Business at Chapman University by connecting students with business leaders, creating networking opportunities and producing learning possibilities to develop new skills.
Nicky Powell is a proud member of the Chapman University MBA program, graduating in 2019. As an undergraduate, Nicky attended Acadia University, where she earned her BBA with a focus in marketing. While there, she was responsible for co-founding the Acadia Marketing Association. Most recently, before moving from Canada to California, Nicky worked in the automotive industry as an events marketing manager for INFINITI Canada. She was responsible for securing sponsorships, executing at national auto shows and working closely with the global team on international initiatives and programs. Prior to INFINITI, Nicky was the Brand Manager for the Canadian Tennis Association. Nicky is excited to be the President for the Women in Business Association and is looking forward to formalizing the brand while growing awareness around campus and within the community, increasing positive relations with other clubs and faculty, and increasing the number of opportunities available for Chapman students to get involved.
Katie is a first-year 2019 MBA Candidate at Chapman University with a concentration in Marketing. She is honored to continue her education at Chapman, having received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. Katie is an Orange County local and proud small business owner of an art studio in Lake Forest, California. Most recently Katie held a career in retail management. Holding the position of Vice President, Katie is dedicated to club growth, awareness, and bring value to fellow members.
Director of Finance and Administration
Ainsley is a first-year MBA student from Dayton, Ohio. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Hillsdale College and has experience working in public accounting and internal audit. Her most recent internship was with Ducommun, Inc. in their internal audit department. She is excited to join other women in business in Orange County and build an invaluable organization.
Director of Fundraising and Development
Always keen on reinventing herself, Kripa is currently pursuing her joint MBA-MFA degree in Film and Television at Chapman. She is an Executive Producer and Writer with global experience, spanning 10+ years, in Television Entertainment, Short Films, Broadcast News and Digital Broadcast Media. Some of the brands she has been associated with include, A&E Networks, CNBC-TV18, History Channel and CNN International. When she's not working or studying, she enjoys mentoring younger professionals, volunteering at not-for-profit organizations, watching movies and even... Karaoke!! Kripa hopes to create unique opportunities among the club's members for professional development, personal growth and networking within and beyond the Chapman Community.
Director of Membership
Natalie Filice is a first-year MBA candidate hailing from the Bay Area, California. Earning her bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Natalie is passionate about connecting with others and building meaningful relationships. Natalie looks forward to working with the proud members of the Women in Business Association and welcomes all current or prospective members to connect with her. As the Director of Membership, she is eager to foster an empowering environment for the association, while increasing the opportunities available for members to grow and develop as leaders.