Two Mills MBA Students Receive Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarships

Oakland, CA–September 29, 2016

Two Mills College MBA students were honored with $10,000 scholarships from

Financial Women

Stephanie Shaffer, Beth Hillman, Vineetha Mummadi, and Carolyn Sherwood Call at the Financial Women of San Francisco luncheon.

the Financial Women of San Francisco during a luncheon earlier this month.

Vineetha Mummadi and Stephanie Shaffer, both students in the Mills College Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy, are among a group of seven graduate students who received the scholarships for 2016. The scholarships are awarded to women pursuing careers in finance and financial services. Selection criteria for the annual scholarships include leadership and strong communication skills.

“I am proud of Vineetha and Stephanie,” said Mills College President Elizabeth L. Hillman. “Their hard work and leadership skills are a great example of how Mills empowers independent, creative thinkers to take and inspire action.”

Mummadi who was born and raised in India, has worked as a supply chain engineer in the automobile industry and has an educational background in chemical and energy engineering. She is earning an MBA in finance and accounting at Mills.

Shaffer hails from nearby Orinda, California and studied city and regional planning at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California before coming to Mills where she is working toward a joint MBA and master of public policy degree.

Financial Women of San Francisco started in 1956. Today it benefits the San Francisco Bay Area financial community with education and networking events and supports future women in finance through annual scholarships.