New Board Elections

The Candidates Are:

Mia White

I have been an active member of Net Impact and would love the opportunity to serve on the board so I can continue my service with this chapter. My focus for Net Impact would be to expand our professional development activities. Next year I hope to grow our partnerships with other Net Impact chapters, as well as companies in Oakland to expand employment connections for our students.

Erin Greiner

I am interested in the community building aspects and what that will look like for the members in the future. I am also interested in how Net Impact can be used as a collaborative tool for professional development. I currently am serving, consulting with Service Corps, and would love to be an asset for that initiative in the future. I feel comfortable with the other areas of need as well (although I am not that tech savvy- yet…) and can help out as needed in the future should there be better qualified candidates.

Felsha Zuschlag

I am interested in serving on the Net Impact Board because I want to become more involved with the Net Impact chapter at Mills, and I want to improve and increase my service to fellow students and the Lorry I Lokey GSB. As a potential member of the Net Impact Board, one of my primary goals is to strengthen the relationship between the student body and our Net Impact chapter to help bridge the gap between ‘membership’ and ‘action.’ I am also driven to help support our social events where students can connect with others in relaxed and fun environments. I believe that as a goal driven and engaged student with strong skills in organizational and project management, I am a good candidate for the Net Impact Board. Additionally, I believe that my collaborative and flexible work ethic in combination with strong communication skills would make me a good candidate for a role on the team.

Parisa Esmaili

If it were not for Net Impact and the Business Unusual guide, I would not be at Mills GSB today.  As an individual deeply committed to increasing social mobility and creating long-term systemic change, I am eager to bring the Net Impact mindset to the forefront of the Mills GSB by strengthening our student community, expanding professional development opportunities, and partnering with other MBA Net Impact chapters. I am grateful for having found the school through Net Impact, and am hopeful to continue strengthening Net Impact’s presence on campus.

Anna Yam

I would like to continue to preserve what Net Impact has become and continue to build it into a strong chapter.  I’m interested in making our chapter more recognized among the Oakland/Bay Area community by building more relationships with local business that have similar values/interests.  I think I would be a great candidate because I am highly motivated, collaborative, and dedicated in creating social change.  I have a solid San Francisco network and would like to bring these connections to the Mills College Net Impact chapter.


Cathy Hickey

I want to be a part of the leadership team of Net Impact for several reasons; to engage more with my classmates, share my network and career experiences while learning about new organizations and businesses. With over 12 years of community and economic development work experience, I have become adept at coalition building among organizations, businesses, and community groups in order to leverage existing resources to facilitate meaningful social change.  I believe my skill set and values will help build upon the successes of the Mills Net Impact chapter.


Pratiksha Ahuja

My interest in Net Impact is to foster a culture that strengthens professional development opportunities for students and engagement within existing networks such as our alumni base. I seek to link students to companies and opportunities that help them discover their inner potential.  I enjoy connecting with people, building partnerships, and organizing events.  I want to serve the GSB community, especially students, and I find that I can contribute most directly through involvement with Net Impact.



Sungevity Company Tour

Friday, February 6, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PST)

Oakland, CA

Whether you have always wanted to know what the increased interest in solar energy is all about, visit a sustainable business ecosystem, or gain perspectives on how social responsibility fits into the sustainability equation; here is your chance!
Join the Net Impact Chapter team on Friday, February 6.
Sungevity will be a participating company at the CSRB conference this coming March 13. While they have established themselves as sustainable leaders in the community building a business ecosystem in Jack London Square, Oakland, they have also just expanded with global presence in Europe. Highly aligned with Lokey Graduate School of Business as well as Net Impact mission and socially responsible values, Sungevity is one to visit.
Please RSVP for the Sungevity Company Tour so that Sungevity and Lokey Graduate School of Business know how many people to expect for event.  Many thanks!
Learn more about Sungevity Solar Experience:

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

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.