Business Club to Host “Preparing for the Workforce” Panel Discussion

Cal Poly’s Information Systems Association (ISA), the Orfalea College of Business and Career Services will host “Preparing for the Workforce,” a panel discussion about gender equality in the workforce on Monday, April 27 from 6-8 p.m in the Cal Poly’s Chumash Auditorium. This year’s theme is “Being Your Personal Advocate.”

The event, moderated by Cal Poly Provost Kathleen Enz Finken,  will feature female business leaders from the technology sector, including several Cal Poly alumni, who will share their own experiences and answer questions from Cal Poly students.

Panelists include Gina Roldan (B.S., Business Administration, 1996) of Microsoft, Avital Arora of NetApp, Isabella Guise of Egnyte, Christine Songco Lau (B.S., Business Administration, 1999) of Google, Jo Anne Miller of Golden Seeds , and Marina de la Torre of Mindbody.

The discussion will help attendees to understand personal strengths, recognize different leadership roles in the workplace and the classroom, and help create a strong personal network. The event will conclude with a small small-group session where each panelists will work directly with a group of Cal Poly students.

This is the second year ISA has hosted “Preparing for the Workforce.”the panel discussion. Its mission is to create an open dialog about gender in the workplace, to encourage everyone,  — not just women, — to resolve issues and promote a cohesive, productive work environment.


About the Information Systems Association:

Cal Poly’s Information Systems Association is a professional club for all students interested in the information systems field. Through weekly meetings, recruiting events, professional speakers and social gatherings, ISA aims to guide information systems students in making professional decisions, building a professional network, and finding satisfying careers. For more information, visit