When asked to pick a Carlson MBA Program classmate she admired most, Jamie Glover, '17 MBA, chose Nichole Norby, '17 MBA. Posed with the same question, Norby returned the favor.

The mutual admiration is justified. The two recent Carlson School graduates have earned spots on Poets & Quants’ list of “100 MBAs to Watch in the Class of 2017.”

Glover, who worked in marketing at 3M before coming to the Carlson School, co-founded ASIYA, a line of culturally appropriate activewear and sports uniforms that allow Muslim women and girls to be physically active without compromising cultural and religious beliefs. Read Glover’s full profile on Poets & Quants.

“She has consistently stayed true to herself in an environment where it’s easy to lose sight of who you are and why you originally came to business school,” Norby said of Glover. “She embodies a fierce and remarkable woman that we should all aspire to.”

Norby was an organic farm manager before pursuing her MBA. She’s continued to pursue her interest in the food industry and has joined General Mills as a consumer insights manager. Read Norby’s full profile on Poets & Quants.

“She is smart, inquisitive, hard-working, and wears her values on her sleeve,” Glover said of Norby. “In an environment where business discussions can result in very narrow perspectives, she challenges the dialogue with facts and a fresh perspective.”