Women in Leadership (WiL)
WiL's purpose is to serve as a creative connector for the OS program by connecitng all of its students, regardless of gender, with resources from the greater university, Ann Arbor community, and southeastern Michigan area. Through these connections, WiL seeks to create a stronger OS community, develop leadership skills in its members, and create an understanding of the challenges and experiences many women face in the workforce today in order to help students become more effective leaders.
WiL has no official membership process, rather, OS students can become a part of WiL by attending the events the organization hosts each month. These events consist of guest speakers and luncheons, leadership skill workshops, and community events to provide a social and academic setting for OS students to connect with one another and other female professionals, learn from others’ experiences, network, and discuss important issues surrounding women, the workforce, and leadership. Attendees of WiL's event will find the organization to be an educational and professional resource, facilitate meaningful discussions about women, the workforce, and leadership, and create a supportive community.
Organizational Diversity Initiative (ODI)
ODI's mission is to create a more inclusive community within Organizational Studies devoted to promoting social justice and appreciation of diversity. Students will be equipped with tools to effectively interact with the global community and initiate positive change within organizations.
ODI envisions the Organizational Studies community to be fully inclusive of students of all social backgrounds and committed to ensuring that they have access to effective resources to help navigate the community itself and any conflict that may arise.