Name: Jamie Glover
Academic path: Working on her M.B.A. at the U’s Carlson School of Management
Her business idea: Glover wanted to see Muslim girls playing sports and being active, not sitting on the sidelines because of uniforms that compromise their religious or cultural beliefs. To help make that happen, she and her business partner, Fatimah Hussein, launched Asiya, a line of culturally appropriate athletic wear.
The reaction: She watched a group of girls playing a basketball scrimmage wearing Asiya clothing, and was happy to see how much they loved it. “They didn’t have to worry about their scarves falling off or getting in the way,” she says. “They could just play the game.”
Honors: Because of her work with Asiya, Glover was awarded the Sands Fellowship, which is given annually to M.B.A. students pursuing social ventures that have an impact on the Twin Cities.
Student support: Glover is a recipient of the 3M M.B.A. Fellowship, given to students with “exceptional potential.”
Her ultimate goal: “For me, it’s about more girls having the opportunity to play sports, and it’s about starting a conversation around inclusion, acceptance, and meeting people where they’re at.”
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