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RISD Women in Business

RISD Women In Business connects alumni with one another and with the resources they need to advance their creative business ideas.

We strive to offer professional development and networking opportunities for students and alumni in various career stages and modes from innovators and freelancers to established entrepreneurs and executives.

Group Leadership

Erin Cantwell 08 GD, Volunteer Leader
Yao Cheng 09 TX, Volunteer Leader
Rebecca Rueth 01 IL, Volunteer Leader
Constance Small 05 AP, Volunteer Leader

Did you know?

Having experienced an immersive studio education that fosters problem solving, imagination, and expansive thinking, RISD graduates are well poised to launch their own start ups and devise creative solutions. In a 2018 alumni survey, 45% of all alumni respondents identified as having founded a business or organization, with 61% of those respondents identifying as female.

Volunteer opportunities:

We are always looking for more support in planning events, finding engaging speakers, and more. If you would like to serve on our leadership team or offer your time in other ways, please contact us through the Office of Alumni + Family Relations at alumni@risd.edu.