Anita R. Brick, BA ’77, MBA ’81

Director, MBA Career Advancement Programs
Chicago Booth

Anita Brick

Anita R. Brick, BA ’77, MBA ’81, is director of MBA Career Advancement Programs at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and founder of The Encouragement Institute, Inc. Her career also includes accomplishments in consulting, executive coaching, public speaking, writing, and video production to audiences worldwide.

Brick served as an officer in corporate development and marketing at a global bank, vice president of marketing for a startup financial network, equity stakeholder in an organizational development and career management firm, and creative communications director of a motivation and media development firm.

Brick has written, lectured, and been quoted about career management, executive development, and motivational issues to global audiences including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, the Economist, BP, Northwestern University, and the Federal Reserve Bank. She has served as a contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly, The World Tribune, The Resourceful Woman, WBBU Radio, and No Matter What TV.

Brick holds a BA in English from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She produces and hosts CareerCast, a global podcast series featuring global business leaders. She also is currently conducting research as a doctoral student in executive education on how adults use obstacles to accelerate their progress.

She is also writing a book, Turning Influencers into Advocates (based on a program she teaches at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business) and in the prelaunch stage of a mobile appreciation tool.  

Anita Brick is moderating the panel discussion “Paving the Way: Nonprofit Board Service as a Career Strategy.”