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Ogilvy

Ogilvy is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. It was named the Cannes Lions Network of the Year for five consecutive years, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016; the EFFIEs World's Most Effective Agency Network in 2012, 2013 and 2016; and Adweek's Global Agency of the Year in 2016. The company is comprised of industry leading units in the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; health care communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics; branded content and entertainment; and specialist communications. Ogilvy services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 500 offices in 126 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit http://www.ogilvy.com/, or follow Ogilvy on Twitter at @Ogilvy and on Facebook.com/Ogilvy.


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Bank of America

Whether it’s raising capital in Mumbai or hedging currencies in Stockholm, the powerful combination of Bank of America Merrill Lynch means we can do more for our clients than any other financial services firm. We understand the challenges our clients face around the world, and we tap the full resources of our company to help them achieve their goals. Our solutions span the complete range of advisory, capital raising, banking, treasury and liquidity, sales and trading, and research capabilities.

Combining a dominant corporate bank and world-class investment bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has created a financial powerhouse of deep industry, regional, product and strategic expertise serving clients in over 150 countries through more than 40 offices across the world. As the bank of choice for 99% of the U.S. Fortune 500 and 96% of the Global Fortune 500, Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the place to be for talented professionals who are serious about seizing opportunities to make a difference and helping to shape the future of global banking.


Davita

DaVita® and HealthCare Partners® have joined forces to become one of the nation's largest and most innovative healthcare communities. The merged entity, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., leverages a shared passion for and commitment to clinical excellence and improving patients' health and quality of life.

As an operating division of DaVita HealthCare Partners℠, DaVita is focused on setting worldwide standards for clinical, social and operational practices in kidney care. From raising awareness of chronic kidney disease to providing industry-leading, no-cost diet- and health-management resources to people diagnosed with it, DaVita will continue its pursuit to keep people off dialysis as long as possible—and to improve access to treatment and quality of life for those who do need dialysis.

HealthCare Partners, one of the country's largest operator of medical groups and physician networks, will continue to provide integrated care management as an operating division of DaVita HealthCare Partners, focusing on delivering outstanding healthcare across a broad range of services. HealthCare Partners works with its patients to help them live life to the fullest and strives to lead the transformation of the national healthcare delivery system to ensure quality, accessible and affordable care for all.


M&T Bank

Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, M&T Bank has over 16,000 employees in locations throughout DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, and WV. M&T’s history reflects well-managed growth and a clean balance sheet that has positioned the Bank to stand out as a consistent leader amidst the current challenges facing the financial services industry. To learn more about M&T’s financial performance, commitment to its community, and culture, visit www.mtb.com/AboutUs.

The Executive Associate (EA) leadership development program is designed to provide MBAs immediate impact, high visibility, and challenging opportunities. Within M&T’s culture, the EA track exemplifies the flexible career and leadership opportunities that are desired by MBAs.

Originally founded in 1984, the EA program is M&T’s entry point for recent MBAs seeking leadership and management growth. EAs are given immediate responsibility and business ownership via projects and responsibilities within their functional areas. Additionally, new hires have access to the EA alumni network within the Bank, as well as numerous opportunities for direct interaction with senior management. Accordingly, EAs are expected to become the Bank’s future leaders in a variety of functional areas such as; finance, strategy, marketing, operations, technology and relationship management. Career switchers and those with a general management focus are encouraged to apply!

M&T demonstrates its commitment to women in a number of ways. A variety of Women’s Interest Networks have been formed, spanning the Northeast and MidAtlantic regions Baltimore, Buffalo, Delaware, Washington D.C. and NYC. The goals of which are to:
– Support business development of the women’s market by offering services and solutions to meet the needs of women across all business lines
– Generate increased understanding and identify opportunities to promote the company’s objective to attract, retain and develop qualified employees regardless of gender
– Continue to advance the reputation of M&T Bank as an employer of choice for women


Pimco

PIMCO is a global investment management firm with a singular focus on preserving and enhancing investors’ assets.

We manage investments for institutions, financial advisors and individuals. The institutions we serve include corporations, central banks, universities, endowments and foundations, and public and private pension and retirement plans. We also serve advisors and individuals set on personal financial goals, from preparing for retirement to funding higher education.

For more than four decades, our mission has been grounded in a holistic investment process designed to apply rigorous top-down and bottom-up analysis of inputs to identify investment opportunities and risks. Since our founding in Newport Beach, California, in 1971, we have grown into a team of more than 2,300 dedicated professionals, with offices in 12 countries and trading operations in North America, Europe and Asia. We have an established reputation of innovation, and we continue to evolve as a provider of investment solutions across all asset classes.

Our commitment to the Forté Foundation goes along with the continued effort to enhance and maintain a leadership role in the industry by engaging as wide a pool of talent as possible and integrating different perspectives for success in an increasingly complex global environment.


Duke Fuqua

In its relatively short history, The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has established itself as one of the leading business schools in the world. With talented faculty and renowned research centers, the school sits among top-ranked U.S. business schools. Fuqua enrolled its first class in 1970. Today, the annual enrollment in Fuqua's degree programs is more than 1,500.

At The Duke MBA, students have a voice and their voices are female in far greater numbers than you might expect. Women hold leadership roles in virtually every student organization, directing the course of their MBA education and gaining valuable leadership experience in the process.

With 18 female faculty members and more than 5,699 alumnae, The Duke MBA offers women tremendous opportunities for both learning and networking. The Association of Women in Business (AWIB) hosts a variety of events throughout the year for women, including career panels, brunches, and mixers, as well as a speaker series, their annual Women’s Leadership Conference. And each fall, The Duke MBA invites women to attend the Weekend for Women, an exciting three-day event that offers prospective female students a unique opportunity to sample Duke in the company of other women.

As a leader in business education, we are dedicated to building a diverse learning community that affords each woman the opportunity to reach her highest potential. Through AWIB and partnerships with leading organizations such as the Forté Foundation, we offer numerous scholarships, recruitment fairs, and networking sessions designed especially for women working toward careers in business.


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Recognized as one of the world’s top business schools, IE Business School has its main campus in Madrid. At IE, we have been working for the last 30 years to offer the best management education and corporate consulting services. The result is the "IE Experience." The experience of a school steeped in the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. A school that fosters applied research and promotes social responsibility initiatives. A school that leaves its own, differentiating mark.

The level of quality of IE master's and executive education programs have positioned it among the best in the world in international rankings drawn up by key publications that include Financial Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Economist, Aspen Institute and América Economía.

IE Admissions carries out a rigorous selection process to ensure only the most outstanding candidates make it from the large number of applications. IE seeks highly potential individuals who are dynamic, motivated, and creative, who not only excel in their academic and professional lives, but also offer the kind of interpersonal skills that will allow them to get the most out of the program.

Diversity is rooted throughout the whole IE Experience. It starts from the recruitment process and continues beyond graduation. The initiatives portrayed below are just a brief sample of the multiple activities offered by all departments and programs at IE through which our students learn how to truly manage diversity on their path towards becoming global leaders.


Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at Virginia

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, PhD and Executive Education programs. The unique Darden experience combines the best educational experience, featuring the case method of teaching; the highest-ranked faculty, whose research advances global managerial practice and business education; and a dynamic, global network of students, faculty, staff and alumni. These three key elements come together to develop entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders who step forward to improve the world.

Darden women make a significant impact every day — at Darden, in Charlottesville and around the world. They are student club presidents, community leaders, entrepreneurs and more. Darden is committed to recruiting women who want to positively impact the world, and empowering them for long-term success in whatever role they choose.

Furthermore, Darden’s chapter of Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) connects, empowers, and celebrates the next generation of women leaders and helps build awareness of women in leadership positions. Throughout the year, they engage students, alumnae, faculty and prospective students in activities ranging from senior speaker series to golf lessons to mentoring programs. Moreover, GWIB’s goal is to use education, coaching, networking, and mentoring to foster a lifelong community that enables and empowers Darden women to achieve their professional and personal aspirations, both during and after their time at Darden. In addition, Darden is one of the few MBA programs that provide dedicated lifelong career services resources for its alumni. The Alumni Career Services staff understands the career path of a woman may not always look like that of her male counterparts. Our professional staff provides Darden alumnae with resources and support as they move through different phases of their careers.