Leeds Net Impact Case Competition

Congratulations to the Lorry I Lokey team who has been selected to join the Leeds Net Impact Case Competition finals. The final round will take place in Boulder Colorado in February. Good luck to Hernando Buitrago, Sepi Aghdaee, Ashley Rose Mockett, and Pratiksha Ahuja. Way to make our school proud!

Find more about the competition at http://www.colorado.edu/leedsmba/news-events/leeds-net-impact-case-competition-2015

Networking Workshop

Do you hate the word Networking? So do we!

Many people think networking is about how many business cards they can collect. But it is not about quantity. It is about strategically building mutually beneficial relationships.

The CSO is offering a special workshop in collaboration with Net Impact and The Word Mill on Monday, October 27 from 4:00-5:30pm in GSB 117.

Come learn how to:

  • turn acquaintances into advocates
  • talk about yourself in a way that enables others to help you
  • navigate an event with confidence (whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert!)

RSVP on CareerHub.

Fall 2014 Bay Area All Chapter Mixer

Want to expand your Net Impact network?  Be inspired by like-minded students and professionals?  Or just enjoy good beer and great company?

Please join the Mills College Net Impact Chapter for happy hour on Friday, October 10!  We look forward to meeting Net Impact members from local chapters, interested students, and professionals from the bay area.  All Net Impact students, alumni, professionals, and guests are welcome.  (Membership not required to attend.)

DateFriday, October 10 at 6:00 pm
Venue:  Lost & Found
2040 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, 94612

Please RSVP at Eventbrite

SRB Career Panel

The Lokey  Net Impact Graduate Chapter will co-host the SBR Career Panel taking place Monday, September 29, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate Schools of Business . The panel will feature the following dynamic, compelling, and diverse array of leaders from the world of Socially Responsible Business:

  • Alisa Cordesius, Cause Manager, Indiegogo
  • Kim Kerry-Tyerman, Senior Program Manager for Employee Involvement in Corporate Responsibility, Adobe
  • Tony Moraga, Community Relations Officer, BBVA Compass
  • Michelle Peterson, Network Operations Manager, AT&T’s Leadership Development Program
  • Nancy Reyes, Director of Advisor Relations, Parnassus Investments
  • Lena Robinson, Regional Manager in Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Please, register through Eventbrite.

Welcome Incoming Students

We are thrilled to have an amazingly talented class join us for the 2014-15 academic year. Your inspiration and hard work will open many doors for you and immensely enrich the Mills community. We hope you reach out to any of the leadership team members for more information about our chapter.


Being a chapter member is a great way to develop your social capital and identify organizations whose values are aligned with yours. You also get to build relationships with talented and motivated leaders who care about creating positive change and impact in their communities.

Become a chapter member by registering here and have access to the variety of professional development and networking events organized by the chapter and local professional chapters. Note: please be sure to notify Hazel Jay, VP of Memberships, at hjay@mills.edu if you register on the NetImpact.org website. 

We will also have a small number of scholarships available for the national Net Impact Conference taking place in Minneapolis, MN Nov 6-8 2014. We will have information about scholarship applications available soon. In the meantime, go ahead and learn about the conference.

Hope to meet you all very soon!


The leadership team (Epic, Marcela, Alex, Lucinda, Emeline, Nicole, Hazel, Hernando)



Join Us April 24th for the 1st Annual Sustainability Olympics!


Want to do something fun and good for the Earth? Join the Lokey Net Impact group for our first ever Sustainability Olympics on Thursday, April 24th from 12-1pm in the GSB foyer. Olympians will compete in teams of three on six different events. Events include: recycling and composting, native tree identification, energy & water conservation, public transportation navigation, and knowledge of local/seasonable food. Your team could take home the first ever GSB Gold medal! (Thought in the interest of having a low impact, this medal will be figurative…)

If you would like to join a team or volunteer at the Olympic Village (GSB foyer), please email Kristin at kgaspar@mills.edu.

Introducing the Lokey GSB Oath

As many of you know, the Lokey Net Impact team has been workingwith on bringing the Oath Project to the Lokey GSB. In conjunction with soon-to-be grads as well as first year students from the MBA, MBA/MA in Ed. Leadership, and MPP/MBA programs, we have customized The Oath to reflect the unique culture of the school and values of the students.

We proudly present the Lokey GSB Oath (fondly known as the “LIL Oath”).


The Lokey GSB Oath

As a reflective leader I recognize my role in society. My purpose is to serve people with integrity and manage resources to create shared economic and social value. My decisions affect the well-being of individuals inside and outside my organization, today and tomorrow.Therefore, I promise that, to the best of my ability:

  • I will manage with loyalty and care, and will not advance my personal interests at the expense of my organization or society.
  • I will act with transparency, diligence, and ethical responsibility to uphold the laws and contracts governing my conduct and that of myorganization
  • I will refrain from corruption, unfair competition, or business practices harmful to society.
  • I will respect the human rights and dignity of all people, and I will oppose discrimination and exploitation.
  • I will safeguard the health of the planet and the needs of future generations.
  • I will report the performance and risks of my organization accurately and honestly.
  • I will invest in developing myself and others, helping the management profession continue to advance and create sustainable and inclusive prosperity.
  • In exercising my professional duties according to these principles, I recognize that my behavior must set an example of integrity, eliciting trust and esteem from those I serve. I will remain accountable to my peers, to myself, and to society for my actions and for upholding these standards.

This oath I make freely, and upon my honor.


While we do not claim that the Lokey GSB Oath represents every student in these programs, we believe it captures the values of the school, which many of us chose because of its emphasis on socially responsible business practices.

Our first step in adopting the Oath at the LIL GSB is to incorporate a signing ceremony of new and recent grads as well as faculty that are so inclined. Moving forward, future Lokey Net Impact leaders will work with faculty and students to facilitate regular discourse on the meaning and value of the Oath and its adoption within the management profession, and to incorporate the Oath into the curriculum.

We hope that in the coming semesters, you will participate in the conversation around the Oath and help shape it and its legacy here at the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business.

If you have any questions about the Oath Project or the Lokey GSB Oath, please feel free to ask anyone on the current Net Impact leadership team (Jesse Biringer, Dana Maralason, Michelle Peterson, Kristin Gaspar, Elizabeth Judge, or Neveen Acero).  

Many thanks go out to Alison Ross, Alexandra Holy, Daniel McDonnell, Emeline Contreras, Hazel Jay, Hernando Buitrago, Marcella Diaz-Engmann, Wes McGaughey, Professor Ed Quevedo, Dean Deborah Merrill-Sands, and Erika Adams for helping to launch this initiative. The entire Net Impact team is grateful for their help and for the support of the Dean and Faculty.