Mills College has officially named the new MBA building during its Groundbreaking Ceremony on Thursday April 10.
The Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business is named after the donor who provided the most amount of money toward building the school.
The event, called Breaking Barriers, was held on Toyon Meadow. President Janet Holmgren, Graduate School of Business Dean Nancy Thornborrow, journalist Ellen Goodman and other speakers discussed the role of females in the business workforce.
Speakers said that women are often underrepresented in businesses. According to the March 27 Mills College Press Release, Fortune 500 surveyed 400 California companies, and 30 percent had no women executives or board members and only thirteen companies had a female CEO.
The release also said that Mills College is trying to break “the glass ceiling” that makes it harder for women to succeed in the business world.
The Groundbreaking event took this metaphor a step further. A Mills woman climbed a ladder and literally broke a glass ceiling with a hammer.
The event ended with a song about female empowerment: “The Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves,” by the Eurythmics.
For more information, read the full article in the next issue of the Campanil. Multimedia presentations will also be available soon.