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Argyros School of Business and Economics

» Women in Business

Roster 2017-2018

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. 

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Ana Rahlves
Ana is from Colombia. Ana has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Journalism, and has experience working with companies both in Colombia and the United States. Most recently, Ana worked as Marketing Intern at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. Her areas of expertise include marketing, communications, and arts administration.
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Laura Freeman
Vice President
Laura is a second-year MBA student at Chapman with a concentration in marketing. She received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology at San Diego State University. Most recently she interned at BSH Home Appliances in the Brand Marketing department. She is the Vice President of the Chapman Women in Business club and is excited for the all the events that the club has planned for the upcoming school year.
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Katie Kirk
Director of Membership
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 Director of Membership, Katie is dedicated to club growth, awareness, and bring value to fellow members.
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Ainsley Hendricks
Director of Finance
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.
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Nicky Powell
Director or Marketing
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 Director of Marketing for the Women in Business Club 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.
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Kripa Koshy
Director of Fundraising
An Executive Producer and writer with a career spanning 12+ years in the international media community (India, UK, and USA), my experience and passion are firmly rooted in the TV, Short Films and Digital Broadcast Media. I have successfully managed creative teams on projects ranging from factual entertainment, lifestyle and food reality to documentaries and news shows, delivering quality output with high TA appeal. Always keen on re-inventing myself and staying ahead of the curve, I'm currently pursuing a joint MBA-MFA degree in Producing for Film and TV from one of America's highly rated film and business schools.  Honors & Awards: ‘Released to Life’: Awarded ‘Best Short Film’ by Mayor of Washington DC at DCIFF in 2012 and screened at Virginia Film Festival 2010  Brand Associations: I've worked with some leading media brands in India, UK and USA such as: Lou Reda Productions for a feature length documentary aired on Fox History; MVT Productions for MTV pilots and WE TV documentary proposals. In India: CNBC-TV 18, HISTORY-TV 18 (JV with A&E Networks USA), Times Now (Formerly having a JV with Reuters UK), Ping Digital Broadcast, Food Food. In UK: CNN (CNN International), BBC Asian Network.
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Emily Wei
Director of Events
Emily is from Taiwan and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Her main goals with the Chapman MBA are improving her business skills set and growing her network. Emily works as MBA Intern at Project Access in Orange, California.