Elizabeth Perry, a junior at University of Connecticut studying Business Management, noticed that most case competitions at her school were done with large corporations. In an effort to assist local nonprofits, she organized the school's annual Social Responsibility Case Competition. She says the program both educates students and provides free resources to nonprofits that need them.
We spoke to Perry about her competition, the female mentor who helped her launch the project (and her career) and the largest challenge she's faced in school: being displaced for about a month after a serious flooding of her home. Perry also shared her best advice for young women who want to get involved and get the most out of their university experience. She says it all starts with finding women who build you up.