Minerva Capital Group Founder and CEO Jocelyn Cortez-Young ’07 understands what it takes to drive and change a market at the same time.
Cortez-Young focuses on investments that serve a dual purpose: to activate social change in Latin America and to turn a profit. With a focus on innovation in small– to medium–sized companies, she seeks to rectify the gender parity through smart investing.
While studying at Kellogg, Cortez had ample opportunity to broaden her network and experience other cultures. Taking courses in the Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network allowed her to better understand some of the markets in which she would later invest, as well as make connections with peers from across the world.
“Kellogg has been a tremendous part of my professional growth and my personal growth,” Cortez-Young said.
What do Crocs, TED and Instagram have in common?
According to Dr. Liraz Lasry, marketing professor at Recanati Business School, they all are trends that have spread from person to person, without significant interference from marketing. In this TEDx talk, Lasry explain why trends happen, how they influence us and why trends may play a large role in shaping our identities.
Watch on YouTube.
Recanati Business School at Tel Aviv University is a member of the Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network. Learn more about the Global Network and its schools.
I’ve been an entrepreneur all my life. When I was a kid, I sold candy and comic books. Today, I run a software development company.
About nine years ago, I started a non-profit called Refresh Miami to help connect other entrepreneurs and technologists in my area. At the time, I didn’t realize what I was building — its aspirations were purely social.
With an ever-increasing network at my disposal, I realized something was still missing in my professional career: a business education. I studied politics during my undergrad, so my business knowledge had all been self-taught. I needed to up my game and understand the finer nuances of business better if I was going to make a truly big impact in life and in work. Continue Reading
Mahesh Turaga EMP 100 began his Executive MBA journey in the Fall 2014 quarter. As he gears up for his second quarter, these are his reflections on his time so far at Kellogg.
Orientation week is finally here.
That was my thought on a nice sunny day in August as I drove to Evanston to attend my orientation weekend at the Kellogg School of Management. Lot of mixed emotions were going through my mind: excitement, nervousness, and above all, a feeling that after months of waiting, it was finally happening.
After getting my acceptance in June, I eagerly waited for the program to start. I was finally going to Kellogg for my executive MBA! Continue Reading
Greetings and welcome to the 102nd and 103rd Cohorts of Kellogg’s Executive MBA Program!
While many people around the world are still finalizing their New Year’s resolutions, I know it’s with great excitement that you’re all immersed in the very beginning stages of what will be a fantastic journey as students in Kellogg’s Executive MBA program. Continue Reading