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Meet the Second UCWBG Student Prize Winner - Jennifer Fried

 

The University of Chicago Women’s Business Group is pleased to announce the latest recipient of its annual student prize. She is Jennifer Fried, a second year student at Booth concentrating in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

 

“I’m paying my own tuition,” she said. “every dollar helps.” Jennifer has a Forte Fellow scholarship that pays part of her tuition. 

 

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and Economics from Northwestern University. After graduation, she worked for Bain and Company in Chicago. She is also an associate on the healthcare team at Hyde Park Angels.  

 

Two comments for her general scholarship application sums up key lessons everyone in UCWBG can identify with: 

 

She believes the prize is especially important because it comes from an association of women alumnae. “It’s an important statement given the underrepresentation of women in finance. It’s comforting knowing there is a network of women supporting other women in this field,” she said.  

 

“What I appreciate most is the way Booth has taught me to think outside my own knowledge and experience and to seek out other vantage points and alternative problem-solving methods.” 

 

“What I appreciate most is the way Booth has taught me to think outside my own knowledge and experience and to seek out other vantage points and alternative problem-solving methods.”  

 

“Booth has taught me never to accept the status quo.”  

 

Among her many accomplishments in various Booth activities, she is particularly proud of her team’s first place finish in the school’s 2014 Venture Capital Investment Competition. “We had an all-girl team, so the first place was particularly satisfying,” she said.

 

Last year, Jennifer married Eric Fried, who graduated from Booth in 2010. 

 

Jennifer was unavailable to join UCWBG members at our Annual Meeting on January 29. She has been selected for the Kaufman Fellows for Young Venture Capitalists and must be in Palo Alto, CA, on that date  

 

The University of Chicago Women’s Business Group created the annual prize to be given to an M.B.A. student at the University’s Booth School of Business who is likely to advance the interests and achievements of women. A Chicago Booth faculty committee selected Jennifer as winner of the $2,500 prize, which is funded by a gift to the school from UCWBG.  

 

The University of Chicago Women’s Business Group is an alumni association that addresses the professional, personal and career development needs of women graduates of the University of Chicago.  

 


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