Libby Duane leans on a stairwell in a conference center.

At Alteryx, Scholarships are ‘Our Responsibility’ to Help Aspiring Leaders Develop Skills for Changing Workplaces


May 27, 2022

Software company’s co-founder says businesses need graduates who aren’t intimidated by data. When she co-founded Alteryx 25 years ago, Libby Duane saw a need to bring business analytics to the masses. Part of that vision now includes scholarships for Leeds students like Jordyn Gerstle-Goodman (below right), who graduated in May...

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‘The Future Is Bright’: Case Competition Gives Boulder Tech Company Valuable DEI Insights

April 21, 2022

Optera taps Leeds underclassmen in helping it attract and retain diverse talent as it grows. Grace Vaughn walks a panel of judges, including two CU alumni from Optera, through her team's recommendations for how the company can improve its diversity talent pipeline. 'You're a data company. You know how to...

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A Wealth (Management) of Expertise: Alumnae, Recruiters Share Industry Insights at Leeds

March 22, 2022

Female financial planners encourage students to explore opportunities within a dynamic discipline. Diane Hirschhorn, left, emphasizes a point during her talk as fellow panelist Raquel Hinman (Fin'92), founder and principal of Hinman Financial Planning, listens. More than 100 students registered for the event, a discussion and networking session for prospective...

Jerome Williams speaks at an event at Rutgers University.

Thought Leaders Bring New Findings on Race and Marketing to Leeds Symposium

Dec. 8, 2021

Event honors Jerome Williams (PhD’86), a distinguished researcher and leader in business education. Jerome WIlliams' death meant the loss of an important voice in academia and the marketing field. Leeds honored his work by hosting a mini-conference on business blunders in a diverse marketplace. When Jerome Williams earned his PhD...

A group of professionals and students poses with a check from KeyBank to support diversity initiatives at Leeds.

For Bank, Supporting Diversity at Leeds is a Key Priority

Oct. 20, 2021

Ongoing support demonstrates KeyBank's commitment to pre-college DEI programs and scholarships. KeyBank is among the largest regional banks in the United States, with more than 1,000 branches in more than 20 states, including Colorado. So its leaders are plugged in to the most important issues at both the local and...

Claire McCollough stands on a beach, with the ocean visible in the background.

Alteryx All-Star: Leeds Student Finishes 5th in Global Analytics Competition

May 21, 2021

Future forensic accountant held her own against seasoned data scientists, analytics officers Like many people, when she was forced indoors during the pandemic, Claire McCollough passed the time with puzzles. But McCollough, a veteran puzzler, wasn’t satisfied with the jigsaw and crossword varieties. After teaching herself SQL, Tableau and Power...

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Incoming Students Discover a Culture of Gender Equity

May 3, 2021

The Leeds Women’s Collective sets-up female grad students for success. For women, business school has come a long way. Once primarily a boys-club culture, it was only a decade ago that Harvard Business School gave itself what it called a “gender makeover,” creating a more supportive, empowering environment to foster...

Mark Meaney Dakota Access Pipeline

Leading Journal Accepts Case Study on DAPL Social Risks and Financial Impacts

Feb. 26, 2021

Published work by CU Boulder academics on the Dakota Access Pipeline joins other influential research for current and forthcoming legislation. A study addressing the significant material costs associated with the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project was published in the latest issue of the New York University Journal of Legislation and...

Be The Change

#BeTheChange Challenge Kicks Off for Black History Month

Feb. 4, 2021

Leeds MBA students launch racial equity habit-building challenge In celebration of Black History Month, the University of Colorado Leeds MBA Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee is hosting its first #BeTheChange Challenge—a racial equity habit-building event. Throughout the month of February, participants will engage in daily activities to learn...

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Mobilizing Women to Lead Tech

Dec. 10, 2020

A novel program emboldens business and engineering students to crack the hi-tech ceiling. Just 25% of tech jobs in the U.S. are held by women. Despite ongoing conversations about the need to increase the number of women in its ranks, the tech world continues to be a sector where gender...

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