C200 Reachout for women's business leadership to be held at Wayne State April 7

The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business will host a C200 Reachout on Friday, April 7, 2017. This is the first Reachout to be hosted in the state of Michigan. Up to three $10,000 C200 Scholar Awards will be awarded to women M.B.A. students at this event.

The Committee of 200, or C200, is an international network of some of the world’s top women corporate executives and entrepreneurs. C200’s 400+ members represent more than 100 industries in North America and throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

The primary mission of C200 and its foundation is to fund, create and implement programs to inspire, support, foster, celebrate and advance future generations of women business leaders.

One of the primary ways they work toward this mission is by funding and participating in Reachouts at the high school, college and M.B.A. level. To date, C200 members have reached more than 12,000 students all over the world through more than 60 of these Reachout events.

At these intensive events, C200 members seek to demonstrate the value of pursuing a career in business to young women who may not have made their initial career decisions. They also participate in panels and roundtable discussions with students aimed at demonstrating the positive aspects of a business career, dispelling myths about pursuing a business career, and the many possibilities that exist within different fields.

C200 Scholar Awards

C200 Scholar Awards are provided to outstanding women M.B.A. and graduate students who exemplify extraordinary leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to supporting other women. C200 Scholar Award recipients will receive both a financial gift and access to unique learning and networking opportunities. The winners will receive a monetary award in the amount of $10,000 toward their education related expenses. C200 will provide Scholar Award recipients with incomparable access to its Scholar Network and interaction with our members through networking and learning opportunities.

Expectations for award recipients

C200's hope is to support you throughout your career and track your progress as you grow into a business leader. The organization expects you to give forward and support other women in their careers, work with integrity and leadership and pursue excellence. As a Scholar Award recipient, you will be asked to:

  • Work with C200 to develop a profile for the C200 website to highlight your accomplishments and future goals
  • Participate in the C200 Scholar Network
  • Maintain contact with C200 and keep us informed about your career and accomplishments
  • Commit to supporting other women throughout your career

How to apply 

To apply, download and complete the application packet. Submit it via email to Kiantee Jones by Tuesday, March 7.

Completed applications must contain the following:

  • Typewritten, double-spaced, 500-word answer to essay question.
  • Brief responses (no more than 150 words) to three short answer questions.
  • One page, double-spaced recommendation from a former employer or a professor on the form included in the application packet. The recommendation must be submitted by March 7.
  • Resume

Award criteria

Scholar Award applicants will be evaluated based on application materials and demonstration of:

  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Integrity
  • Commitment to giving back, particularly to supporting other women

Finalists will be selected for final-round consideration and will be asked to interview in person on Thursday, April 6. Recipients will be announced at the Reachout on Friday, April 7.