Lessons of leadership

The Husky Sales Club kicked off their winter quarter speaker series with Northwestern Mutual, a full-service, comprehensive financial planning firm. Speaking on their behalf was one of our favorite speakers, Eric Aslakson, managing partner with Northwestern Mutual-Puget Sound. He drew from his experiences throughout his career in sales and spoke about his “20 Lessons of... Read More

Undergrads CONNECT on marketing

On January 30th, the University of Washington American Marketing Association Chapter (AMA) and the Foster School of Business EY Center for Career Advancement welcomed 140 students from six Pacific Northwest universities to PACCAR Hall for the 3rd Annual NW Regional CONNECT Undergraduate Marketing Conference. The 2016 marquee UW AMA event sponsored by Bellevue-based T-Mobile afforded... Read More

Foster Business Library enhances startup perspectives

One of the pleasures of my job as a business librarian is the chance to routinely meet the innovators enrolled in Foster’s entrepreneurship programs. Whether undergraduates, MBA students, engineers, or medical researchers, these visionaries eagerly share their enthusiasm for new products, services, and technology solutions—and their passion is infectious. I observe routinely, however, that one... Read More

Thought Leaders: Foster faculty among the elite in scholarly rankings

There are many more—and more celebrated—rankings of business school programs than of the faculty who deliver those programs. But a few empirical ratings of intellectual horsepower do exist. And the University of Washington Foster School of Business features prominently, both as an entire research faculty and in several specific disciplines. Most recently, The Financial Times... Read More

On Board(s): experienced directors prepare executive women for the boardroom

Corporate director and former drugstore.com CEO Dawn Lepore (on the board of AOL, and formerly eBay and the New York Times), joined with the Foster School to teach executive women what it takes to lead boards of directors. She and sitting directors Bernee Strom (Webtuner, Benchmark Electronics), Connie Collingsworth (Premera, Banner Corp.), Annette Jacobs (Newport... Read More