EGAL announces first endowment
The Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL) is pleased to announce its first endowment, a $1 million donation from the Liang and Kuo Family. The endowment will allow the Center to continue its mission of educating Equity Fluent Leaders in perpetuity.
“As a female leader in a predominantly male industry, I have experienced the challenges that come with being a part of the minority. Although awareness of workplace inequities has increased over the last decade, there is still a lot of work to be done. I wholeheartedly believe in EGAL’s mission and the impactful work it is doing in promoting inclusive leadership.” — Katie Liang, BS 15, EWMBA 24
The Liang and Kuo Family EGAL Endowment will provide unrestricted support for EGAL. Uses of the fund may include, but are not limited to, support for center operations, education and learning, events and programs, practitioner-oriented resources, thought leadership, student and academic support, and piloting diversity-related initiatives.
In addition to the endowment, Katie Liang will be joining the EGAL Advisory Council. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Katie is a proud double bear. She graduated from Haas’ undergrad program and just finished her first semester of the EWMBA program. In addition to her studies, she serves as a project manager at BizLink Technology, driving change initiatives in digital transformation and employee engagement. Before joining BizLink, she started her career in online marketing as a product manager in charge of increasing website engagement. Katie hopes to implement programs within BizLink that will encourage a more diverse leadership group. She looks forward to learning from the EGAL team and contributing wherever she can.
This endowment from the Liang and Kuo Family kicks off EGAL’s campaign to raise a $20 million dollar endowment for the long-term sustainability of Equity Fluent Leadership. If you are interested in contributing to this endowment campaign, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.