Driehaus College of Business Celebrates Women’s History Month

Twelve DePaul business leaders — faculty, staff, students and alumni — explain why they are a “woman in business” in short video.


For more than 100 years, women have been studying in DePaul’s business school. Since then, the Driehaus College of Business has welcomed its first woman dean, opened the Women in Entrepreneurship Institute, and has highlighted countless stories of DePaul women’s accomplishments and contributions to their fields, communities and the world.

March also marks Women’s History Month, a national celebration the U.S. has recognized since 1987. To celebrate this month, the business college created a video that highlights 12 DePaul women leaders — four alumni and Driehaus College of Business faculty, staff and students —who explain why they are leaders in business. Those women include:

  • Misty Johanson, dean, Driehaus College of Business
  • Kelly Richmond Pope, associate professor of accountancy and filmmaker, “All the Queen’s Horses”
  • Dana Fitzmorris, MBA student and co-founder of the Kellstadt Women in Business student organization
  • Jessica Vazquez (BUS ’07, MBA ’16), manager at The Shelby Group
  • Hui Lin, associate professor of accountancy and associate director for Regional Initiatives — China
  • Carolyn Leonard (BUS ’64), CEO and founder, DyMynd Angels and one of the first women to trade options in Chicago
  • Bushra Amiwala, undergraduate DePaul business student, CEO and founder of the Amiwala Foundation and Glamour Magazine’s College Woman of the Year
  • Alyssa Westring, associate professor of management and co-author of “Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life”
  • Emilia Dimenco (BUS ’80, MBA ’83), CEO and president, Women’s Business Development Center
  • Maija Renko, professor and Coleman Entrepreneurship Chair
  • Sandra Shelton, KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accountancy and diversity ambassador at the Driehaus College of Business
  • Abigail Ingram (MA ’15, JD ’18), director, DePaul’s Women in Entrepreneurship Institute

The video was produced by Jaclyn Lansbery, website & social media content editor, and Theophilus Jamal, video producer and instructional designer, at the Driehaus College of Business.​

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