Alumna named as ‘2021 Best & Brightest EMBAs’

Larisa Friesen Hall, a graduate student in the Executive MBA program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, has been named among the 2021 Best & Brightest list. The honor comes from the Poets & Quants website, which covers the graduate business education market with rankings and news.

Hall graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in 2004 with a degree in international business.

She is vice president for development at Bread for the World and a member of Ellevate Network, a global community of professional women. She also serves on the board of directors for the Barbara Chambers Children’s Center and since 2008, as president of the Atonatl Condominium Association, which provides affordable housing in one of the most dense and diverse neighborhoods of Washington, DC.

Hall was nominated for the award in part for her involvement in creating a Racial Equity Action Plan for the McDonough School of Business.

“In the Ethical Leadership course, Larisa Friesen Hall stood out as a leader among leaders,” writes Robert Bies, professor of management at Georgetown. “Larisa’s leadership inspired others to lead, and what was once viewed as just a class assignment became a mission for social change, which resulted in the whole class collectively investing hundreds of hours across the semester on the project.”

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