Leaving Your Footprint: From Ideas to Action
Often in our lives we get caught up in our day-to-day and forget to realize the true
potential of our ambitions and impact. Many of us have half written business plans,
intentions of doing more charity work, broken New Year’s “exercise” resolutions; the
perennial growing “to-do” list that blueprints our future dreams we hope to act on. Our
personal lives and careers are busier than ever; constantly overloaded with commitments
pulling us in many directions. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find the time and
muster the motivation to seize the moment and act upon our plans. We also tend to
overlook the impact we have already made in our professional and personal lives,
recognizing those dreams we have accomplished as well as those left to achieve. This year
our theme; “Leaving Your Footprint: From Ideas to Action” is our tribute and
acknowledgement to the innate ability in all of us to live up to our potential. Whether it be
kick-starting a business venture, empowering a career change, encouraging more
philanthropic behavior or taking a moment to realize the many ways we have already left
our footprints, we hope that our theme and this day help women to realize the power we
all have to make a mark and positively influence our surroundings.
COLUMBIA WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Columbia Women in Business (CWIB) is a professional and social organization that strives to provide Columbia
Business School women with contacts and resources to assist them in their academic and professional careers.
CWIB is committed to working with faculty, administrators, alumnae and the greater business community to
promote the role of and to create opportunities for women in business.