Rutgers Women in Business

As the next generation of women in business, it is our responsibility and our privilege, to strengthen the presence of women professionals in the workforce.  Rutgers Women in Business (RWIB) encourages and supports the professional and personal growth of female MBA candidates through continuing education, networking, and social opportunities, creating a robust community of Rutgers students, alumni, faculty, administrators, and leaders in the outside business community.

Our goals are to:

  • Utilize existing relationships and networks for high-achieving women to provide targeted programs, speakers, and services
  • Partner with strong leaders across industries to provide inspiring role models for current students
  • Provide opportunities for development of leadership skills
  • Foster an environment of inclusion and opportunity for all Rutgers MBA students


Contact Rutgers Women in Business

We would love to hear from you! If you have any questions or suggestions regarding RWIB, please contact the President or the Vice Presidents. For more information, please join our mailing list.


Executive Board

Satya Paritala, Co-President (Newark)
Satya is a full-time MBA student at RBS concentrating in Supply Chain Management and Marketing. She earned her MS in Industrial Engineering from LSU. Between these programs, she spent seven years in both construction and manufacturing industries, which took her to several states in the Midwest and the South before finally leading her to her current home in New Jersey. During that time, she held a breadth of titles including Project Controls Engineer, Project Manager, and Purchasing Manager. Though the above exposed her to her passion, it also opened her eyes to the issues posed by gender under-representation and imbalance in the workplace. It’s hard to imagine that though women have had equal access to college-level education in the United States for over 30 years, men still hold well over most leadership positions in both government and industry! Clearly, women’s voices are still unheard in many important areas. She believes it can only be changed through seeking challenges, taking risks, and pursuing leadership positions—something she plans to focus on during her RWIB tenure. While leadership pursuits are critical, the club serves as a tight-knit community of women who both value and support one another.
Shazeen Rasheed, Co-President (Newark)
Shazeen is a full-time MBA student at RBS concentrating in Pharmaceutical Management and Marketing. She has 10 years of professional experience in the automotive industry in Dubai, UAE. She grew up in a community where women’s advancement was not encouraged. This culturally conservative environment conflicted with her personal aspiration to explore, learn, and grow. Progressing from this restrictive surrounding to thriving successfully in the global business hub of Dubai and travelling across five continents has fueled her passion toward women’s empowerment issues. She actively volunteered for related causes, most recent being with New York Cares, where she was part of the English Conversation Groups and The Citizenship Program at the Arab American Family Support Center. These initiatives were directed towards assisting non-American women and children from less privileged backgrounds to enhance their English-speaking skills, their overall personal advancement, and eventually prepare them for citizenship. She believes in a strong community of professional women leaders is essential to help women win in today’s business world.
Carmen Fano-Rojas, VP Finance (Newark)
Carmen Fano is a full-time MBA student specializing in Finance and Strategy. She has a bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management from San Marcos University (Lima-Peru). She has over nine years of experience mainly in the Financial Services industry where she gained quantitative and analytical skills by working side by side with the lending department. Carmen is passionate about diversity influencing the growth of the economy and business. She is proud to serve as Treasurer of the Rutgers Women in Business Club.
Anna Gallagher, VP of Alumni Relations & Program Promotions (Newark)
Anna is a member of the full-time MBA class of 2018 specializing in Marketing. She has a Bachelors in Art History from Lawrence University.  Prior to business school she had 6 years of experience in retail and e-commerce.
Anna Halaidzina, VP of Leadership (Newark)
Anna is a full-time MBA student specializing in Finance. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Gomel State University. She has over 7 years of experience mainly in the commercial banking sector as well as in the automotive industry. Prior to starting pursuing MBA at Rutgers, Anna worked for Fortune 500 companies such as JP Morgan Chase Bank and Sonic Automotive, Inc. By joining Women in Business club, Anna is hoping to grow professional network opportunities for current students.