White House Convening

Best practices affirmed to promote female and family-friendly policies for business education and business
Summer 2016


The Wake Forest University School of Business was among a highly exclusive group of business schools invited to the White House for a convening hosted by the White House Council on Women and Girls and the Council of Economic Advisers. Sisel Distinguished Dean of the School of Business, Charles Iacovou, attended to affirm the School’s commitment to the changing needs of the marketplace.

“This convening provided a most meaningful opportunity for leaders of industry and education to conceive a fresh approach to graduate business education and leadership to reflect the changing dynamics of the workforce,” Iacovou said. “With our emphasis on pre-experiential and flexible working professional graduate programs, Wake Forest is a national leader in defining, not just following, best practices in this area.”

Bringing together leaders from the business world and business school communities, the group met for an impactful conversation on recruiting, training, and retaining leaders for the 21st-century workplace, and the importance of implementing policies that work for families.