2012 Boehnen Summer Internship Grant Recipients

Author: Melisa Martinez Munoz

Christina Dines '14
Western New York Women's Bar Association, Buffalo, NY
Christina will be conducting interviews on behalf of the Erie County Bar Association through a contact at Schröder, Joseph & Associates, exploring gender neutral laws in the workplace. She will explore differences in societal pressures faced by male and female workers despite equal laws – for instance, the opportunity to paternity and maternity leave – and will also assist in administrative work and collecting and analyzing data.

Maria McLeod '13
The Female Factor, Chicago, IL

The Female Factor provides strategic consulting to corporations concerning the ways in which they can better market to women and better sell to women.  The Female Factor creates a female framework to help corporate teams make consumer-facing decisions that emotionally engage women.  During my summer internship, I will conduct research for CEO, Bridget Brennan, concerning women of the Middle East and help Female Factor create a workshop for businesses in the Middle East,  with the goal of helping businesses understand and cater to female buyers, assist with further planning, and recommend social networking strategies for Female Factor.

Brownhub, Chicago, IL
Brownhub is a newly formed daily deals website based out of Chicago that provides deals to customers from South Asian and Mediterranean merchants.  During my time as a marketing intern, I will receive an introduction to the firm's businesses and provide a meaningful and important role in supporting its various functions.  I will learn the fundamentals of the daily deal industry, prepare marketing support for Account Managers, conduct research, and lead mining and database maintenance and creation.