Class of 2017 Becca Blanco Memorial Scholarship

Class of 2017 Becca Blanco Memorial Scholarship

Friends,

We are in the process of raising donations for the Becca Blanco Memorial Scholarship fund.  This recently created scholarship will offer annual awards to female MBA candidates at the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, who demonstrate leadership, strong academic achievement, and involvement in their communities.  Our goal is to create an endowment by raising $150,000 by May 11th, 2019, which is Becca’s birthday.

Becca Blanco received her MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University in 2017.  While at Johnson, Becca was immensely involved in the student community and held various leadership roles including:

  • VP of Community Relations for the Women’s Management Council
  • Social Media Chair for the Johnson Women in Technology (JWiT) symposium
  • Co-President of the Retail and Luxury Club
  • Johnson Leadership Fellow (JLF)

Becca was also actively involved in the Consortium for Graduate Study and Management, an organization dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in global leadership and education.  Not only did Becca dedicate her time to the student community while at Johnson, after receiving her MBA, Becca assisted in shaping Johnson’s future student body as an Admissions Ambassador by attending numerous recruiting events and directly speaking with prospective students.

Post her MBA, Becca joined MM.LaFleur, a women’s professional clothing retailer, and most recently was the Communications and Public Relations Lead at SNOWE, a direct-to-consumer modern home essentials brand.

Besides Becca’s dedication and leadership in her education and career, she also touched the lives of many family, friends, students, faculty, and colleagues.  One of Becca’s professors described her as a “genius of friendship”.  Her loyalty, caring, and kindness rippled through her communities.  She upheld strong values, always striving to understand other people’s perspective and the actions they take.  Finally, her smile and laughter would leave a lasting impression amongst those around her.

The Johnson School of Management is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion through organizations such as Women’s Management Council, Johnson Allies for Women, Johnson Women in Technology, Johnson Women in Business and maintaining partnerships with organizations such as the Forte Foundation.  Please join us in building this endowment that will support Becca’s true passion - Empowering Women in the Workplace.