Archive | May, 2013

The Urban Passage Bridge Builders Society

24 May

Throughout her career as a business executive and consultant, Janet Ibru has established herself as a dedicated leader. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Janet Ibru sat on the Board of Directors of The Urban Passage, Inc., a mentoring and community outreach service located in Alexandria, Virginia. The Urban Passage sponsors a range of faith-based programs that connect teens to a positive network and teach them valuable life skills.

Through its Bridge Builders Society, the Urban Passage reaches out to a variety of donors, from individuals to large organizations. Donors can contribute to the organization in a number of ways, including building business relationships, investing financial resources, leveraging life experiences, and providing credibility and access. Thanks to the generous contributions of donors across the region, The Urban Passage has extended unique opportunities to young people in the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention system.

To learn more about The Urban Passage or to find out how to get involved, visit the group’s website at


Janet Ibru: Students Give Kogod School of Business High Marks

2 May

American University’s Kogod School of Business was recently ranked as a top 25 U.S. business school by, an online guide to graduate schools. The guide compiled its rankings based on surveys and answers solicited from 4,500 business school students in the United States. The rankings are unique in that they rely completely on student input and provide insight into schools that may not always appear on traditional business school top 25 lists.

Kogod is known for its cocurricular programs and for allowing students to combine management studies with courses from other disciplines in order to complement their professional goals. As part of a diverse student body that receives a rigorous business education, students learn that they can find both profit and purpose in their business careers. Alumni reflect the school’s values through their commitment to business and to serving their communities.

About Janet Ibru: Ms. Ibru graduated from Kogod School of Business with her MBA in International Marketing and Finance. She later served as the Co-Chair of the Kogod Admissions Committee. Today, she works in the real estate investment sector.