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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The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. 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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