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The Undergraduate Stern Women in Business organization was created upon the premise of providing resources that enable female students to grow professionally, personally, and academically. Our mission is to empower women to achieve success in the workplace by providing networking and social interaction opportunities with Stern students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and female leaders in business.


The Conference

This year, USWIB is hosting its 8th Annual Conference, which will feature keynote speakers, roundtable discussions, skill development workshops, and networking opportunities for over 200 undergraduate attendees as an opportunity to prepare women to enter the workforce with social awareness, professional skills and confidence through open dialogue and collaborative workshops.

“Make It Happen” is our conference theme this year. We hope that leaders across all industries will be able to impart upon students the importance of opening themselves to new opportunities and working hard to achieve their goals, whatever they may be.


Meet the Team


Katherine Guevara

Co-director of conference

Katherine Guevara is a Co-Director for the 2019 USWIB Conference. She is a senior from Long Island, NY studying Finance and Computing & Data Science. For her, it is an incredibly rewarding opportunity to help lead the 2019 USWIB Conference and give back to a community that has greatly impacted and shaped her time at NYU Stern. Fun fact about Katherine: she enjoys drawing charcoal sketches, painting, and discovering new coffee shops around campus.

Katherine #MakesItHappen by continuously working on redefining her goals and exposing herself to new opportunities that will challenge her.


Paula Villafañe

Co-director of conference

She is a senior from Pembroke Pines, Florida majoring in Actuarial Science and Computing & Data science with a minor in Global and Urban Education Studies. Paula’s interests include data analytics and education policy reform, and she hopes to combine these interests in her future career endeavors. She also loves to catch the sunset at Battery Park, Fort Lauderdale beach, and the roof of her East Village apartment to name a few spots!

Paula #MakesItHappen by embracing each opportunity that can bring her closer to her goals and remembering that progress takes time, patience, and commitment.


Lauren Smith

logistics chair

She is a sophomore from Bellevue, WA studying Management and Marketing with a minor in Italian Studies. Fun fact about Lauren: she read more than 100 books in 2018! 

Lauren #MakesItHappen by pursuing her passions and encouraging others to do the same.


Nicole German

External Relations Chair

She is a senior from Queens, NY studying Finance and Computing and Data Science with a minor in Public Policy and Management. In her spare time Nicole enjoys exploring NYC’s best kept food secrets and eating Toyosi’s homemade pasta (see below). 

Nicole #MakesItHappen by embracing and adapting to the changes necessary for her success.

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Alexis Datta

Corporate Relations Chair

She is a junior from Clarksville, MD studying Finance and Accounting at NYU Stern. Alexis loves aviation and has a solo pilot’s license out of Gaithersburg and is currently training for her private pilot’s license.

Alexis #MakesItHappen by seeking out opportunities that will constantly challenge her to learn.


Toyosi Oyelola

marketing and branding chair

She is a senior from Austin, Texas majoring in Marketing at NYU Stern. Toyosi loves to make homemade pasta and can put together a killer charcuterie board.

Toyosi #MakesItHappen by pursuing her passions, honing her skills, and not letting herself get sidetracked by what other people are doing.