Business Partnerships

We embrace the opportunity to create and foster mutually supportive relationships with businesses and other non-profits in our region. We are committed to creating mutually beneficial partnerships while improving the educational experience of our students!

According to research by the National Coalition of Girls Schools, while women make up 51% of all managers, only 5% of women rise to the C-suite. The Harvard Business Review reports that mentorship can be a game-changer in leveling the playing field for women in leadership. Meanwhile, internships help students master professional soft skills and serve as an invaluable opportunity for students to forge important professional connections early on. 

Interested in discussing partnership opportunities? Strategic Initiatives & Research Director, Bridgette Ouimette is eager to connect with you. Please reach out to her at [email protected].

  • Be a guest speaker for a class, club, or program
  • Mentor an OLP student

“Working with the students and community of OLP is one of the highlights of my year! The engagement, passion and dedication to educating the entire person is truly inspirational and a foundational reminder to me even though I am in my mid-40’s. Surrounding ourselves with an academic institution and lovely young women and faculty focused on being and building active life-long learners striving to make the world a better and more inclusive place is something I think we all should surround ourselves as much as we can!”
-Jen Carroll, Director, Illumina

  • Host a student as an intern
  • Host a group of students for a job shadow day

Through our partnership with OLP, Johnson & Jennings has been given the unique opportunity to offer the “Boundless Construction Internship Program”, allowing young women to experience first-hand the many career opportunities commercial real estate, construction, engineering and design holds; fields underrepresented by women. The Boundless Internship has wildly exceeded our expectations. As a woman owned business, J&J is proud to continue our commitment to the community with furthering diversification in the CRE Industry in a very tangible way.“
-Donna J Vargo, President/CEO, Johnson & Jennings

  • Sponsor a program at OLP
  • Sponsor an event at OLP

"Torrey Pines Bank has been a proud sponsor of OLP’s Women’s Symposium for several years. In addition to supporting future women leaders within our community, the OLPWS has been a great opportunity for our employees to engage with the dynamic speakers, and has provided a great networking experience."
- Torrey Pines Bank

  • Become a field trip site for an OLP program or class
  • Engage with students through Project Based Learning

“I thought there were only two ways to work in the scientific field, which were either working as a doctor in medicine or as a scientist in the lab. But thanks to the opportunity our genetics class had to visit the La Jolla Institute of Immunology, my peers and I were able to learn and appreciate the diversity of jobs that exist within the realm of biological sciences.”
- OLP Student Class of 2021

Some of OLP’s Partners Include: