UVA Darden Professor Joins Effort to Mentor Girls in STEM Education

By Dave Hendrick

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Lalin Anik joined a group of UVA professors and students on 23 September at the first ESTEAM Conference for Girls.

The conference, which was sponsored in part by the Darden School’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, aimed to connect school-age girls with leaders in entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, art and math. Organizers said they hoped the event would help girls future for themselves in the sectors.

Anik, the Darden professor, said she was excited to talk with so many students and meet other female leaders in Charlottesville.

“This is above and beyond entrepreneurship or tech or any one field,” she said. “This is about setting examples for girls. As a woman in business, I have not had many female mentors. If I can be a mentor to somebody, an inspiration to even just one girl, that would make me very happy.”

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About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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