Funmi Omoliki - VP Conference Planning
Funmi joined the class of 2019 after five years working as an engineer and product marketer in Nigeria's burgeoning telecoms industry. Prior to her time in the industry, she obtained her Bachelor of Engineering degree from Covenant University, Nigeria. She will be spending the summer at Microsoft, in a marketing role. Funmi enjoys visiting friends, galleries and trying out new recipes.
Yelin Jie - VP Conference Planning
Influenced by her mom’s career as an obstetrician, Yelin developed great interest and curiosity in healthcare. Through six years of work experience in finance and operations at Johnson and Johnson, she enjoyed impacting people's lives in China through business. As a MBA student in class of 2019, she has gained both academic knowledge and hands-on experience in healthcare at Kenan-Flagler. Backed by her healthcare experience in the US and China, Yelin is pursuing a career to make larger and broader impact on healthcare business after MBA.
Angela Gurtsishvili - VP Finance
Angela Gurtsishvili is of Georgian-Russian origin. She holds a Masters in Finance from Plekhanov Academy of Economics in Moscow, Russia where she concentrated in Financial Mathematics. Angela spent the past 10 years working in Russia’s Sberbank as Derivatives Sales-Trader. In her role, she crafted, tailored and executed structured products for some of the firm’s top clients. She is passionate about crunching numbers, solving problems, analyzing strategies and extracting meaningful insights from diverse financial datasets. Angela looks forward to serving on CWIB’s leadership team to ensure the organization has a long lasting legacy.
Christine Gourley - VP Corporate Relations
Christine joined the UNC Kenan-Flagler class of 2019 after spending 6 years in marketing and business development roles. Christine graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009 with majors in International Studies and Spanish. Most recently, Christine worked at LendingTree in Charlotte, NC. She plans to stay in marketing and will be interning at Dell Technologies in Austin, TX for the summer.
Kristen Khoury - VP Communications
Kristen joins the UNC Kenan-Flagler class of 2019 after spending several years in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs for medical imaging devices at GE Healthcare. She graduated from the University of Miami in 2013 with a Masters and Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering. Kristen is pursuing an MBA to understand more about commercial roles in business, and explore startup companies and ventures. She will be spending the summer at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care in a marketing role.
Katie Lay - VP Marketing
Katie joined the class of 2019 after spending the last five years working in the Military & Defense Division of Boeing. Katie graduated from The King's College NYC in 2012, and worked in defense contracts, people analytics, and manufacturing finance in Philly, Chicago, and DC. She is concentrating in Data Analytics and will be at Dell this summer.
Robyn Moore - VP Social
Robyn is a class of 2019 MBA student focusing on Marketing and Finance at Kenan Flagler. Prior to business school, she worked in operations and marketing for a real estate firm in Washington, DC. She is looking forward to joining Johnson & Johnson for the summer in Brand Management. Robyn received a BA in Political Science and History from the University of Virginia.
Michael Goodwin - VP Allies
Michael is a class of 2019 MBA candidate concentrating in Corporate Finance. Prior to attending Kenan-Flagler, Michael was a Commercial Underwriter at Capital One, N.A. based in McLean, VA. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013 with a B.S. in Finance and in 2014 B.A. in Spanish. This summer, Michael will be joining the Leverage Finance Group of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Charlotte, NC.
Taylor Bogart - VP Women's Initiatives
Taylor is a UNC Kenan-Flagler student in the Class of 2019 concentrating in Healthcare and Corporate Finance. She is a double Tar Heel, where she holds her B.S. in Health Policy and Management. Prior to business school, she worked at EY as a healthcare consultant. Taylor is pursuing her MBA to transition into a corporate finance role within the healthcare industry, and will be spending her summer in Finance at Cigna.
Elizabeth Merritt - VP Alumni Relations
Elizabeth is pursuing a concentration in General Management. Before business school she worked in the North Carolina Governor's Office, as the legal aide to the General Counsel. She graduated from UNC in 2013 with degrees in Public Policy and Peace, War & Defense. This summer, she will be at Cigna in Hartford Connecticut.
Kati Jackson - VP Perspective Students
Kati is a class of 2019 dual-degree student at UNC Kenan-Flagler and Gillings School of Global Public Health. Prior to returning to UNC for graduate school, Kati taught English in Hanoi, Vietnam and worked in Washington, DC at an education based NGO. When not working or studying, Kati loves to travel, hike and spend time with her dog, Lucy.
Carolina Women in Business (CWIB) aims to further enhance each woman's business school experience by providing career-related and community-focused programming. Annually, the organization leverages its professional relationships with its corporate sponsors and alumnae to give current women the opportunity to network in a more intimate setting for internships and full-time jobs. The club also aims to foster solidarity among current women and alumnae.
Recruitment: Mock Interviews, Industry & Function Overviews (with companies that come to campus specifically recruit more women), Coffee Chats with recruiters
Community Involvement: Mock Interviews and mentorship program (for undergraduate women), Habitat for Humanity
Conferences: Annual Carolina Women in Business Conference
Social: Welcome Brunch, CWIBtini, CWIB Golfing Event, Second Year Send-Off/Adieu, CWIB Brunch
- Welcome Brunch
- Women in Function (Q&A Panel Series)
- Annual Carolina Women in Business Conference
- CWIB Mock Interviews
- Habitat for Humanity
- Self Defense Class
- Career Launch (undergraduate women mentorship program)
- Annual CWIB Golf Tournament
- Negotiation Strategies for Women
- Second-Year Send Off/Adieu
- CWIB Brunch (admitted women)