Phil Dybvig headshot

Shaping the world economy

Olin Business School professor Phil Dybvig’s expertise is in shaping the world economy. Dybvig was one of six distinguished academics invited to address the G7 summit held May 11-13, 2017 in Italy. The G7 is a meeting of the world’s seven most industrialized economies. It plays an important role in shaping nations’ responses to global […]

Group of women bakers in Culver in Rwanda

Making an impact in the world

Washington University MBA student Markie Culver is driven by a desire to make a positive impact in the world. Culver is founder of The Women’s Bakery, a social enterprise that trains East African women to build, operate, manage and sustain their own bakeries, empowering them to invest in their health, their families and their communities. […]

Two WashU students at Sygenta Crop Challenge

Improving the Sustainability of Agriculture

A team including two Olin Business School faculty members took third prize at Syngenta’s recent Crop Challenge. 600 teams from around the world registered for the event; just five finalists were invited to present their ideas. The competition explores new methods to make crops more efficient. Read more at Yahoo Finance.

Woman Baking in Rwanda bakery

Daily Bread: Economically empowering Women in rural Africa

For the second year in a row, a CEL Practicum team is traveling to Rwanda to consult for The Women’s Bakery (TWB), founded by Olin second year MBA Markey Culver. TWB offers women in rural Africa access to business education, life skills, and applied baking and nutrition skills. TWB’s training courses empower women to create […]

What is wrong with leadership classes?

If the leader is not able to create a shared group identity in the group to mobilize and influence others, there is no leadership that we can talk about. This mobilization process is a group process rather than an individual’s success.

Thomas Cheong and eMBA classmates

Leading and learning in Shanghai

When Thomas Cheong, EMBA ’13 (Shanghai), entered the Washington University–Fudan University Executive MBA program, he had already been working for 20 years, becoming a CFO at age 32 and a CEO by age 40. “I wanted to go back to school to recharge and learn new skills to prepare for bigger roles in the second […]

group photo of WOOTA team members

Students make clean drinking water out of thin air

WashU social venture WOOTA (Water Out Of Thin Air) wins Engineering Discovery Competition (EDC) for building a device that turns humidity in the air into clean drinking water.

Bakery grads ready for business

The Women’s Bakery, founded in 2014 by Olin MBA’17 student Markey Culver, equips women in Rwanda and Tanzania with the business, technical and life skills necessary for economic and social opportunity.

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