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Spring 2021 Sponsor Spotlights

Lead Sponsor


DaVita Inc. is a Fortune 200® company that provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad.

DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of December 31, 2017, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,510 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 198,000 patients. The company also operated 237 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu.

DaVita—which is Italian for "giving life"—has more than 70,800 teammates (employees) working to provide superior patient care and exemplify the company's Core Values:

Since DaVita began in 1999, we have developed programs to enrich lives—and in creating programs for our patients and teammates, we realized that the goodwill they've generated has also spread to our families, into more than 2,000 local communities and around the world. Community Care—the annual report outlining the DaVita vision for social responsibility—defines our organization's "declaration of interdependence" and philosophy on the role corporations should play in America. DaVita is a community first, and a company second. We are a community that just happens to be organized in the form of a company.

Lead Sponsor - Women of Color Symposium


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.

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Corporate Sponsors


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions underpinned by the world's largest delivery network Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders.

With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

Bank of America

Whether it's raising capital in Mumbai or hedging currencies in Stockholm, the powerful combination of Bank of America 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 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 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.


Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company's strength delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to approximately 325,000 subscribers globally. Diversity & Inclusion at Bloomberg is our commitment to fostering an inclusive culture where employees feel respected for their diversity and empowered to impact the business globally.

Women at Bloomberg

Bloomberg Women's Community connects and supports women at Bloomberg through awareness, relationship-building and career development. The Bloomberg Women in Technology group encourages women to be leaders in technology and focuses on supporting leadership development, recruitment and retention efforts within the company, as well as mentoring young women pursuing STEM educational and career paths.

Bloomberg's Financial Services Gender-Equality Index

Last year, Bloomberg launched the inaugural Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index, recognizing 26 firms for their commitment to gender equality. The index provides investors with valuable reference data across internal company statistics, employee policies, gender-conscious product offerings and external community engagement.


200 million customer accounts. 160 countries. One vision. Citi works tirelessly to provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services. We strive to create the best outcomes for our clients and customers with financial solutions that are simple, creative and responsible.

At Citi, we recognize diversity as one of our competitive advantages which is enhanced by attracting, retaining and developing the top female talent in our industry.

Citi Women, formerly Women4Citi, launched in 2005 and is our company-wide effort to foster the ongoing development of women leaders from recruitment to senior management as well as to facilitate the engagement of clients in the women’s dialogue.

Today, this program supports women across Citi with tools and resources to help advance their careers. Throughout the Citi organization, nearly 50 Women's Councils operate at the local level to catalyze female talent, further causes that support the career paths of women, and facilitate community outreach to fulfill the passions of participants. These groups do tremendous work every day and create strong connections to our businesses, our communities, and each other.

Citi supports the recruitment, retention, and career development of women in many ways.

Citi supports professional development opportunities for women by providing an array of development and training programs, formal and informal networking and mentoring opportunities. Through its Women Leading Citi program and Women's Leadership Development Program it provides high performing talented women the opportunity to further develop executive readiness and leadership skills to broaden their scope of responsibility and advance their career.

Citi provides best in class work/life balance programs such as flexible work arrangements, full-time back-up child care programs and a variety of dependent care options.

Citi targets and actively recruits women when hiring undergraduate, graduate, and professional level talent. Our strategy is multi layered and includes partnering with external organizations focusing on women's professional development (e.g. Financial Women's Association), sponsoring annual conferences that foster and support educational and professional endeavors and participating in career fairs committed to the advancement of women in the workplace (e.g. Columbia Women in Business Conference).

Examples of our diversity work receiving external recognition in 2012 include:


Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including 80% of the Fortune 500. Our people work across more than 20 industry sectors with one purpose: to deliver measurable, lasting results. Clients count on Deloitte to help them transform uncertainty into possibility and rapid change into lasting progress. Our people know how to anticipate, collaborate, and innovate, and create opportunity from even the unforeseen obstacle. It’s clear why our commitment to an inclusive culture has remained strong: Our people are our most valuable asset.

For nearly 25 years we’ve been leading the way with our inclusive culture, and we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished:

As the workforce needs and expectations have evolved, so too has our approach and priorities. Globalization, technology, and evolving workforce priorities are redefining what we mean by an inclusive culture.

Today, Inclusion at Deloitte focuses on authenticity, well-being, openness, and opportunities for all of our people. This broader definition of inclusion allows us to bring a wide range of thinking, perspectives, and experiences that build intellectual and creative advantage, even as needs and priorities evolve over time. Inclusion goes beyond traditional demographics and representation, it’s how we invite, encourage, and draw on the unique perspectives of our people. By exploring individual viewpoints with genuine interest and openness, we can better engage our people and match them to the most meaningful opportunities.

This new way of thinking also shapes our approach to well-being. At Deloitte, we know well-being needs are likely different for everyone. We provide our people the support and flexibility to make daily choices that can enable them to be energized, confident, and aware. Through our comprehensive benefits, resources, and learning programs, we create opportunities for our people to personalize their experiences in the ways that matter most to them in body, mind, and purpose. More importantly, we are fostering a culture of well-being that respects how our people prioritize their personal and professional needs and responsibilities.

While we’ve made great progress and have been recognized for our innovative approach to inclusion, we aren’t done yet! Just as we have always done, we continue to look for opportunities to lead the way and evolve our thinking.

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific. With operations in over 70 counties, we encourage our people to think for themselves and reward integrity. Whether your interests lie in investment banking, trading, technology, human resources, risk management or another business area, a career at Deutsche Bank gives you everything you need to succeed in an international environment. That includes structured, ongoing training to support your continuous development and the chance to learn from colleagues at all levels of the Bank. If you’re talented, collaborative and curious about building an exciting career in finance, you’re exactly the type of person who might succeed in our organization.

Women at Deutsche Bank

At Deutsche Bank, our culture is friendly and supportive. When you join us, you’ll feel like a key part of a diverse, inclusive team where you can use your individuality and integrity to drive forward market-leading solutions. We’ve won awards for both our family-friendly policies and for improving gender diversity in executive ranks. By 2018, our aim is for women to occupy at least 25 percent of the senior management positions. This includes leadership development workshops for women across the U.S. and our Women on Wall Street (WOWS) network that sponsors over 20 events each year. We ensure women can make their mark on our business that never stands still.


Bring passion, ambition, and enthusiasm. You’ll have the chance to shine bright in a culture that celebrates engineering and learning. We are Discover. As one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services, we create solutions that connect people to commerce in more rewarding ways. Our lending products and payment services go far beyond consumer credit, to enable millions of merchants to run their businesses, to explore new markets, power fin-tech companies and most importantly—help people to build a brighter future. Building a brighter future doesn’t end with our customers. We believe it’s important for our employees to have a bright future too. Discover provides rising stars opportunities to grow, roles that do meaningful work, an inclusive culture and a whole suite of rewards and benefits to support them.


Greystar is a leading, fully integrated real estate company offering expertise in investment management, development and management of rental housing properties globally. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, Greystar manages and operates an estimated $115 billion of real estate in nearly 180 markets globally, including offices throughout the United States, UK, Continental Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Greystar is the largest operator of apartments in the United States, managing approximately 500,000 units/beds, and has a robust institutional investment management platform with over $33 billion of assets under management, including more than $12.1 billion of assets under development. Greystar was founded by Bob Faith in 1993 with the intent to become a provider of world-class service in the rental residential real estate business.

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J.P. Morgan

At J.P. Morgan, our mission is simple: first-class business…in a first-class way. In everything we do, excellence and integrity are the guiding principles. Excellence means more than 160 years of experience and knowledge that comes from solving the complexities of significant wealth, day in and day out. We augment this knowledge with some of the boldest, most innovative thinking today. Integrity means keeping your interests front and center always and carrying out our work with utter discretion.

In each key area of wealth management—investments, liquidity and credit management, and, along with your independent advisors, tax and estate planning—our extensive experience is exemplary. Equally important, we have the experience, the organizational structure and the commitment to knit these separate strands into a unified and comprehensive plan designed around your particular situation.

We understand that our collective diversity is our strength and are committed to creating an inclusive organization where everyone can succeed based on merit. We hire and develop people with unique experiences and diverse backgrounds because we believe that is a fundamental part of strengthening our global business capabilities. We understand that different perspectives bring strength and creativity to our work and lead to the best solutions for our clients. J.P. Morgan offers internship opportunities and scholarships to students of diverse backgrounds and participates in a wide variety of career events to attract diverse candidates.

LEK Consulting

L.E.K. Consulting is one of the premier strategy consulting firms worldwide. At L.E.K., we’re passionate about helping our clients succeed with breakthrough insights that drive real impact. Our clients view us as trusted partners that help address their most pressing challenges and biggest opportunities.

Our uncompromising approach is grounded in deep industry expertise, rigorous analysis, and a commitment to driving practical results that exceed our clients’ expectations. To do this, we hire the best and the brightest, and offer them an unparalleled experience to rapidly develop their skills. This strategy drives L.E.K.’s robust growth, and gives us the benefits of global scale with a small-firm feel.

Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,400 professionals across five continents, and is consistently recognized as one of the industry’s best firms to work for. For more information, visit

Liberty Mutual

At Liberty Mutual, we believe progress happens when people feel secure. By providing protection for the unexpected and delivering it with care, we help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow.

In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, today we are the fifth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2018 gross written premium. We also rank 75th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2018 revenue. As of December 31, 2019, we had $43.2 billion in annual consolidated revenue.

We employ over 45,000 people in 28 countries and economies around the world. We offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, specialty lines, reinsurance, commercial multiple-peril, workers compensation, commercial automobile, general liability, surety, and commercial property.

At Liberty Mutual, diversity is about all of us. By recognizing, appreciating and applying the unique insights, perspectives and backgrounds each person at Liberty Mutual brings to the table, we cultivate an atmosphere of trust and respect, built to deliver more innovative products and services for our customers.

Diversity & Inclusion is the way we do business and we will continue to invest in it to create a stronger global organization.

”Liberty Mutual Insurance is committed to continuous improvement, innovation and excellence. By encouraging a broad array of ideas, attracting people of all backgrounds, and fully engaging all employees, we further the kind of company we are committed to being - one where people treat each other with dignity and deliver a consistently exceptional customer experience.“

David Long
President & CEO

MFS Investment Management

In 1924, MFS launched the first open-end mutual fund in the United States, opening the door to the markets for millions of everyday investors. Since then, we have grown into a full-service, global investment management firm offering fixed income, equity and quantitative solutions to financial advisors, intermediaries and institutional clients around the world. What sets MFS apart from other managers is our commitment to a single purpose: to create long-term value for clients by allocating capital responsibly. That takes our powerful investment approach combining collective expertise, risk management and long-term discipline.

MFS believes that diverse views, common values and a team approach create better outcomes. We are committed to diversity and inclusion because we believe that leveraging diverse perspectives drives innovative thinking and better decision making. By fostering an environment of respect and inclusion, we allow everyone to have a voice, regardless of their identity, affiliation or perspective. MFS aims to attract, develop, and retain the talented individuals from all segments of the global population, to help us achieve the outcomes our clients need.

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley is a worldwide leader in investment banking. We are one of the top firms in mergers & acquisitions (M&A), underwriting of equity transactions, corporate debt issuance, and high-yield debt financing. With professionals in 30 countries, we are consistently recognized for our performance in traditional and innovative financing techniques, helping clients around the world to make decisions about their business strategy and financial structure.

Mutual of Omaha

The power is MUTUAL

Mutual of Omaha is a Fortune 500 company that is home to more than 5,000 employees nationwide. Here your career path is as unlimited as your potential. Bring your new ideas and passion. We'll make sure your work is interesting, challenging and fulfilling.

A Diverse and Inclusive Culture - Where You Can Thrive

Mutual of Omaha has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe this is integral to our customer-centric mission, enabling our employees to be at their best and deliver the most value to our customers. When we respect and celebrate the unique strengths and differences in each other, we elevate our success.

Inclusion is an important part of our company’s commitment to diversity. It is essential to providing a workplace where our associates can thrive and to unlock the value we have in our diverse teams. At Mutual of Omaha, when we refer to inclusion, we are describing a desired environment where everyone feels a sense of:

Mutual is home to nine Employee Resource Groups, consisting of associates who have joined together around shared characteristics or life experiences. Each group focuses on creating awareness and programming to improve the diversity and inclusiveness of our workforce, workplace and business.

Our Women in Leadership (WIL) employee resource group is focused on building and developing connections at all levels in Mutual of Omaha. WIL supports career development through enterprise business and financial acumen programming, provides a forum for members to collaborate, and helps members build confidence in pursuit of goals.

We strive for inclusion and to ensure that every voice is heard. We have women represented at every level and rank in the company, including three women currently serving on our 10-member board of directors.

Mutually Invested in Your Future

You'll also find we're committed to building long-lasting careers. That's why the company offers free, on-site career coaching as well as extensive training, tuition reimbursement and career development opportunities.

Empowering Your Career

Being an employee at Mutual of Omaha means working together for the betterment of many. Here you'll do meaningful work and your talents will have a positive impact on peoples' lives as we help our customers protect what they care about and achieve their financial goals. Most of all, Mutual of Omaha offers an environment where you can experiment, innovate and grow as a professional. Here you can be your best self at work and realize the strengths you bring to the table.

Join forces with a company that can AMPLIFY YOUR STRENGTHS AND EMPOWER YOUR CAREER!


At PNC, we have a great appreciation for the power of diversity and inclusion. In fact, diversity is one of the core values that have been developed by our employees. More than that, it's an integral part of our daily business practices and recruitment strategy. When people with different ideas, experiences and backgrounds work together to achieve common goals, it's inspiring and motivating. It's also what you’ll experience as a PNC employee.

Whether serving an individual or institution, PNC can help clients bank intelligently and easily through several major businesses: Asset Management Group, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Coporate Functions, PNC Mortgage and Retail Banking.

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PNC provides equal opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law. 

Rocket Mortgage

We’re not just an organization, we’re a movement. Rocket Mortgage® faces challenges head-on with determination and a sharp focus converting ideas into actions. What started as a small company in the suburbs of Detroit 35 years ago has blossomed into the country’s largest mortgage lender -- one that has led the digital transformation of the industry with bringing the process online with Rocket Mortgage®. We’re insistently different in how we look at the world and the opportunities we offer our team members.


We provide financial advice and solutions to private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, we are present in all major financial centers worldwide.


The U.S. Department of State is the Federal government’s leading foreign affairs agency that works to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and fosters conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.

Our employees are champions of American diplomacy, using their knowledge and experience in everything from architecture to engineering and technology to medicine to achieve success as they serve with integrity and professionalism. They have diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, global perspectives, depth of knowledge, and technical skills, along with exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities. You can contribute your different perspectives, life experiences, and innovative thinking as you collaborate with Foreign and Civil Service professionals, locally employed staff, contractors, and interns who work to support and advance U.S interests worldwide

We encourage you to think about serving your country while experiencing the world, engaging with different cultures and doing meaningful, intellectually challenging, and interesting work.

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U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo is driven by our values to achieve our vision, which is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs, and help them succeed financially. We consider our people as our competitive advantage, and strive to attract, develop, retain and motivate the most talented people we can find.

We are a nationwide, diversified financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance services through more than 8,700 locations, more than 12,500 ATMs, online (, and mobile devices.

At the end of fourth quarter 2014, Wells Fargo ranked fourth in assets among U.S. banks and was the world’s most valuable bank by market capitalization. In 2014, Wells Fargo was named “Most Respected Bank” by Barron’s magazine, “Most Admired” among the world’s largest banks by Fortune magazine, and “Best U.S. Bank” by The Banker magazine. The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked Wells Fargo’s corporate cash giving in the top two among all U.S. companies each of the past two years.

We want to be an employer of choice, a company that really cares about people, where teamwork is valued and rewarded, where how the work gets done is just as important as getting the work done…We want every team member to be able to say, "I chose the right company. I’m valued. I’m rewarded. I’m recognized. We work hard, but we have fun, too. I can improve my professional skills here. I can reach my career goals. I enjoy my work."


ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

School Sponsors


Business is evolving more rapidly than ever before. The challenges are more complex, the stakes are higher, and the players are increasingly global. The only constant today is change, and Columbia Business School prepares its students not just to navigate change, but to use it to create new opportunities. Through our world-class faculty and ever-changing curriculum, students gain firsthand insights into cutting-edge research and industry practices, while learning how to develop innovative solutions to real-world business problems.

Columbia Business School is at the forefront of helping women across career and life stages access the highest levels of achievement. With a proactive approach and an outreach strategy that is continually expanded and refined, the School has created a culture where women's voices are heard in numbers in the classroom and where women hold leadership positions in student organizations and programs throughout the School.

Since the early 1990's, Columbia Business School has routinely enrolled one of the highest percentages of female students amongst top business schools. Faculty, administrators, alumnae, and current students work together to build a critical mass of female student leaders as well as a base of alumnae who will remain active and mentor new generations of women students.

Columbia Women in Business (CWiB) is one of the largest student organizations at Columbia Business School, with over 400 members, and serves to foster a lifelong community of CBS women. CWiB provides support for Columbia Business School women to attain personal and professional success through mentorship, events, and extended career and networking programming.

The annual CWIB “Women in Business” conference has become a signature event for Columbia Business School and the New York business community. The Conference enables alumnae, business leaders, students, and prospective students to network and share ideas on achieving success in the marketplace. Each year, the conference attracts more than 700 women. CWiB also works closely with the Office of Admissions to host numerous events for prospective women business school students, including Diversity Matters, an annual afternoon event highlighting diversity and inclusion within the community.


In its relatively short history, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business 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 attracts and nurtures those who will lead the business world with strength, humility, and purpose. Our students thrive on difference, have the power to bring out the best in others, and can move teams forward toward common goals.

At Fuqua, our entire community is committed to creating an environment where women leaders thrive, and to elevating awareness about the positive impact women make when they engage, contribute, and have their voice heard in the workplace. Here, women hold over 190 leadership positions across virtually every full-time MBA student organization, directing the course of their MBA education and gaining valuable leadership experience in the process.

With 21 female faculty members and more than 6,400 alumnae, Duke's Fuqua School of Business offers women tremendous opportunities for both learning and networking. Named Fuqua's 2018 Club of the Year, The Association of Women in Business (AWIB) hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including career panels, a speaker series, and their annual Women's Leadership Conference as well as social activities such as brunches, and mixers.

Each fall, we invite prospective female students to attend the Weekend for Women, an exciting three-day event that offers a unique opportunity to sample Duke in the company of other women. 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.


Located at the intersection of business, government, and international relations, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business develops principled leaders committed to serving both business and society. Through our global perspective, we prepare students to compete in today’s international business environment.

Georgetown is located in the global capital city of Washington, D.C., with unparalleled access to the business, government, policy, and diplomatic communities. The university also has more than 190,000 alumni worldwide, creating a lifelong community of support anywhere, anytime.

The Georgetown Master of Science in Management program is a 10-month, STEM-designated full-time program designed for recent undergraduates with 0-3 years of work experience. With a core business curriculum focused on technology and innovation, Georgetown’s MiM is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to launch their careers. Learn programming languages Python, R, and SQL and study how the evolution of technology is impacting modern-day businesses. The program also features the signature Georgetown McDonough Global Business Experience, where students work in small teams on consulting projects for international organizations. Learn about our current MiM class here.


The MIT Sloan School of Management is where smart, independent leaders come together to invent the future. As MIT’s school of management, MIT Sloan combines rigorous study with practical application and a drive for impact in the world. MIT Sloan brings together a brilliant community of students and faculty from around the world to tackle today’s most complex global challenges.

Smashing the Glass Ceiling

MIT Sloan brings together dynamic women to invent the future:

  • Women have made up at least 40 percent of our MBA class every year since 2013.
  • In 2018, 10 MIT alumnae were named to Inc.’s Female Founders 100.
  • 3 MIT Sloan alumnae were recognized on Forbes’ 2018 30 Under 30.

From measuring a heartbeat to rethinking rocket science, these women are changing the world with innovative, successful businesses.

MIT Sloan Women in Management: Open to all MIT Sloan students, SWIM actively supports, empowers, and mobilizes women to thrive academically, socially, and professionally for success. The club fosters this environment across the school through events, education, and networking.

Our MBA programs

MBA program

Through intellectual rigor and experiential learning, this two-year program will help you leave your mark in the world.

MIT Sloan MBA Early Admission

Is an MBA in your five-year plan but you need some experience in the workforce, first? Explore the MIT Sloan MBA Early Admission option to secure your spot in a future MBA class.

Leaders for Global Operations program

In two years, develop management expertise and technical engineering skills, and graduate with your MBA and SM in engineering.

MIT Sloan Fellows MBA program

The MIT Sloan Fellows MBA is a full-time one-year transformative educational experience designed for mid-career, high-potential leaders and entrepreneurs.

Executive MBA program

In a 20 months, executive format schedule, you’ll transform your organization in real time, while challenging convention and yourself.

Culture of Contribution

Students at MIT Sloan immediately tap into the synergy they find on campus. We often hear students marvel at how everyone pitches in to help you attain your goals. Ask anyone what makes MIT Sloan such a special place, and you will inevitably hear about the people here that make up our community—smart, open, inventive and grounded people, who eagerly collaborate toward common goals.


Rice Business belongs to a kind, generous and welcoming university with the most diverse MBA program in the top 25 in the most diverse city in the U.S. — Houston. You’ll want to choose our top-ranked program because we focus on big goals, positive impact and a collaborative learning culture. Our location in the heart of the country's fourth largest city is a foodie haven with a thriving arts, outdoor and sports scene. Like Houston, we’re friendly and diverse. Whatever your opinion, goals, orientation or ethnicity, we think you belong here.

Women choose Rice Business for many reasons. You can dive into clubs, extracurricular activities, networking events and global trips, all while personalizing your education with more than 100 different electives. Faculty know you by name and bring real-world applications from their research into the classroom to unlock your potential as a leader. The talent and experience of our students draw a wide variety of employers and industries to campus, led by consulting, financial services, energy and technology. Best of all, the tight-knit culture at the school defines both your time as a student and your life as an alumna. Being a part of our small community means making true and meaningful connections.

Rice Business is dedicated to propelling you and your classmates into leadership positions in the corporate world and to enhance diversity in the workplace. One of the top ways to make those significant connections is the Women in Leadership Conference, which gives you the chance to learn from and network with women who are innovators, influencers and inspirations in the workplace. This annual event — run by women MBAs — has been a beacon of inspiration in the Houston community, empowering women to explore various approaches to leadership and discuss future opportunities for success.

This year, we’re proud to welcome an impressive Class of 2022. The full-time class is 14.9% international, 34.9% women and 20.6% underrepresented minorities, and over 90% of women in the full-time program are Forté Fellows. Come find out why you belong here too.

University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School has long understood what defines true business success and puts that understanding into practice. Through academic rigor and essential real-life learning experiences, we're shaping exceptional leaders who make positive impacts on the organizations they lead and the communities they serve.

Our unmatched MBA portfolio provides outstanding ROI and unique learning and career opportunities to a diverse range of students. Our top-ranked Full-Time MBA, Weekend Executive MBA, Evening MBA, and online MBA@UNC programs leverage a powerful and integrated curriculum delivered across a variety of formats to shape principled, agile leaders who drive extraordinary results for both the bottom line and the greater good.

Our community of women scholars

UNC Kenan-Flagler is deeply committed to educating and supporting the next generation of women leaders. We’re proud to be recognized by the Princeton Review as the business school ranked #1 in providing the “Greatest Resources for Women.” These resources include:

Our partnerships

We create a unique atmosphere of collaboration, mutual support and genuine interest in each other's success. Members of our community bring unique talents, experiences and perspectives that, when united through teamwork, strengthens our ability to achieve our goals. We’re proud to partner with organizations that share our mission of inclusion:

In our partnership with Forté, we’re thrilled to support undergraduate and pre-MBA programming — including Expert Office Hours and the National Campus to Business Leadership Conference.

Our dedicated admissions staff is here to support you every step of the way. You are invited to send us an email at, register for an upcoming informational webinar, schedule an office hour appointment with us to discuss the power of a UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA.

Wharton Business School

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is the world’s first collegiate school of business. Each year the Wharton MBA Program prepares hundreds of women worldwide to pursue their professional careers in the for-profit, non-profit and government sectors. In the Wharton MBA Program, you will develop your management toolkit through rigorous and analytical coursework and learn by leading to develop yourself as a confident decision maker.

In order to empower future business leaders to innovate and take professional risks earlier in their career, Wharton recently launched the Moelis Advance Access Program, a deferred admissions program designed for undergraduate and full-time master’s students in their final year of study. Acceptance to the Moelis Advance Access Program provides students with a guaranteed seat in a future MBA class. This year’s application deadline for the Moelis Advance Access Program is March 23, 2021.

Women come to Wharton for its customizable and flexible curriculum, diverse perspectives and global view, and academic excellence across every major discipline. With 225 faculty, 19 majors, 200 electives, and 13+ interdisciplinary programs, Wharton gives you the opportunity to grow through a multidimensional and interconnected experience, inside and outside the classroom.

With women making up 44% of our current classes, Wharton Women in Business (WWIB) remains one of our most active graduate clubs. Their mission is to empower all Wharton women to achieve their full potential in their personal and professional endeavors. WWIB focuses on issues relevant to women in business, providing social and networking opportunities with fellow students, alumnae, faculty, administrators, executives, and entrepreneurs. WWIB is both a social and professional organization, spearheading efforts within Wharton and the greater business community regarding admissions, alumni outreach, professional development, and recruiting. WWIB organizes and sponsors a number of events, including:

Upon graduation, Wharton women find ample opportunity to build social and professional ties to last a lifetime, as they join a network of over 96,000 MBA alumni.

University of Virginia (Darden Business School)

Learn by Doing

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, MS in Business Analytics, 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.

Women at Darden

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.

Darden's chapter of Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) creates opportunities for female students, alumnae, faculty and male allies to discuss challenges related to gender equity and inclusion. GWIB’s mission is to empower Darden women to be the fullest expression of themselves by means of community development, educational, and career events. Women at Darden are part of a lifelong community that enables and empowers Darden women to achieve their professional and personal aspirations, both during and after their time at Darden.

Lifelong Career Support

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.

Get in Now, Come Back Later

We are thrilled to announce that the Future Year Scholars Program, Darden’s deferred MBA enrollment program, has just released its 2021 application take a look and see for yourself! In keeping with Darden’s mission to make the MBA as accessible as possible, applicants to the Future Year Scholars Program can now submit an application with just an ACT or SAT test score.

The program offers graduating undergraduate students or those in a fifth-year master’s degree program the opportunity to apply for admission into a future Darden full-time MBA class. If admitted, individuals complete two to four years of professional work experience before joining a Darden class.

Yale School of Management

The founding mission of the Yale School of Management is to educate leaders for business and society. And Yale SOM is a place where the mission matters, where students, alumni, faculty, and staff embrace its meaning and implications. It provides both long-term strategic guidance about what the school is and should be and informs decisions and actions on a daily basis. An essential part of our mission is to recruit, support, and train women who want to make a positive difference in the world.

Yale SOM actively encourages more women to become business leaders. In our collaborative and tight-knit community, your voice will be heard and your perspective and experience will be valued.

Women at Yale SOM have many opportunities for personal and professional growth, through events hosted by the student-run Women in Management Club and by connecting with women faculty, alumnae, and visiting speakers. Discussions of gender diversity in the workplace are a part of the integrated core curriculum.