Friday, April 11, 2008

"Nancy Thornborrow: Leading a new wave of female business leaders"

One of my stories, on the Dean of the Mills College Business School Nancy Thornborrow, was on the front page of today's San Francisco Examiner. If you don't live in San Francisco, you can read it on the website:

SAN FRANCISCO (Map, News) - Nancy Thornborrow has broken ground at Mills College in more ways than one.

The dean of the graduate school of business at Mills — which was rechristened the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business this week — Thornborrow was instrumental in creating a degree at Mills in business economics in the late 1980s to combat the poor representation of women in business education.

She has helped raise $30 million so far — much of it from Lokey, the founder of Business Wire and a major supporter — for the MBA program she helped found in 2001, the first program in the West and the second in the nation aimed specifically toward women.

She has also presided this year over a groundbreaking of a more literal sort, for a 28,500-square-foot, environmentally sustainable new home for the business school, designed by architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. The building will open in the fall of 2009.

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