how to become a member

The benefits of becoming a member of Women in Business are nearly endless. Members can attend virtual member and speaker meetings and win prizes on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Members are also eligible to attend WIB formal networking events, participate in social and volunteer events, network with other students of all majors, and make great friends! WIB offers the perfect way to get involved because of its strong involvement with life at Carlson.


Women in Business is open to all students, staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota, regardless of major or sex. In the business world, we will be working in teams with people from all walks of life, and WIB will help students, staff, and faculty learn from and support one another by facilitating numerous events.


Women in Business has a membership fee of $30 per semester. A membership extends through the current academic year. Prospective members are welcome to attend two regular Women in Business meetings, and meet current WIB members and Executive Board members before committing to the organization. A membership drive begins early in the school year with our annual Women in Business Kick-Off events (free to everyone) and continues throughout the entire school year.

Become a member today! Click here to fill out our membership form!

If our membership fee is a barrier to your involvement, please click here to complete the WIB fee waiver!


What it means to be a member

Hover over each of our key pillars; Inspire, Support, and Connect, to understand what membership looks like.


  • Show up with your whole self and be seen

  • Ask for what you need

  • Talk about how you are feeling

  • Have the tough conversations

  • Allow yourself to be vulnerable

  • Feel what you feel

  • Do what you say you will

  • Accept personal responsibility

  • Lead by lifting others

  • Hold yourself accountable to your own values

  • Make and keep commitments related to desired outcomes

  • Respect and encourage all aspects of diversity

  • Be intersectional in your approach to feminism

  • Recognize the privileges you have in your life

  • Listen and amplify the voices of women from marginalized backgrounds

  • Take calculated risks

  • Be comfortable with failure and rejection

  • Put yourself out there

  • Challenge the status quo

  • Be flexible and adaptable in your methods

  • Try and try again


  • Listen attentively with genuine curiosity

  • Communicate with compassion

  • Be honest and respectful when giving and receiving feedback

  • Constantly convey appreciation and respect to others

  • Send follow up communication as promised

  • Be prepared

  • Utilize available resources to know what to expect

  • Build relationships across industries