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Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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.


Bloomberg

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.


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Since 1931, Capital Group has been singularly focused on delivering superior, consistent results for long-term investors using high-conviction portfolios, rigorous research and individual accountability. Capital Group serves individual investors, financial intermediaries and institutions around the world through a broad range of products and services that include American Funds, one of the largest mutual fund families in the U.S. by assets under management.

Fostering a fully diverse workforce that provides opportunities for everyone based on their skills and experience has long been a priority at The Capital Group Companies. In addition to surfacing the best people for the job regardless of factors such as gender, ethnicity and nationality this commitment has contributed greatly to the Capital Group’s success and prominence in the investment management industry.

The Capital Group’s investment philosophy, established nearly 80 years ago, is reflected in a collegial work environment that encourages and values the input and active collaboration of associates throughout our organization. (The fact that we call all our employees ‘associates’ is itself an acknowledgment of this respect for the individual.) It is through this diversity that the best long-term investment ideas are born, resulting in consistent investment results for our clients and shareholders.

Inherent in our commitment to diversity is active support for the inclusion and advancement of women. More than 60% of our associates are female, and the Capital Group works closely with women’s organizations in key universities and business schools to recruit talented women and nurture their advancement.

We invest in our associates through a comprehensive benefits program that encourages continued education and training as well as support for working mothers through flexible work schedules and generous well-baby care and maternity benefits. It is all part of the Capital Group’s strong belief that our clients, shareholders, and associates all benefit when we help individuals succeed.


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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.


Dimensional Fund Advisors

Dimensional Fund Advisors is a leading global investment firm that has been translating academic research into practical investment solutions since 1981. Dimensional and its affiliates manage $409 billion* for investors worldwide. We are headquartered in Austin, Texas, and have offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. To expand our business presence on the US East Coast, we recently opened a regional headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Guided by a strong belief in markets, Dimensional offers strategies to help investors pursue higher expected returns. An enduring philosophy, client focus, and deep working relationships with the academic community underpin our approach to investing and form the foundation for new strategies.

Our entrepreneurial culture attracts exceptional, talented people with diverse educational backgrounds and work experiences. While each professional brings a unique set of skills to the job, all have an ability to take initiative, solve problems, and work as a team to enhance our offer to clients.

We are growing quickly and looking for smart, motivated people to help us deliver a better investment experience. Learn more about Dimensional and our career opportunities.

*As of March 31, 2016.


Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.

Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 36 countries across the globe.

References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at dow.com.


Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Group is a bank holding company and a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Goldman Sachs provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high net worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world.


Hines

Hines is a privately owned, international real estate firm that has provided the highest level of quality, service and value to its clients and investors for nearly 60 years.

With a presence in 182 cities around the globe and investor relationships with many of the world's largest financial institutions, Hines has the breadth of experience, the network of expertise and the financial strength to assume complex and challenging investment, development and management projects.

Company Highlights

Diversity Commitment

Hines is driven by values and innovation; and diversity is a key expression of both. Our international, multi-cultural platform allows for divergent viewpoints and the advancement of ideas to foster our entrepreneurial nature, which benefits our work as well as our partners and investors. Employees are essential to our success and we are committed to attracting, retaining and promoting a talented, diverse workforce. We strive to support an environment where everyone can reach his or her full potential, and where differences are valued and celebrated.


JP 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.


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Achievement with a purpose.

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:

Learn more about our culture and our careers at www.pnc.jobs.

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.


Whirlpool

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 100,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers throughout the world in 2014. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in more than 170 countries. We earn the trust of consumers in nearly every country by focusing on what matters. Because of our leadership practices, development opportunities, business performance, strong reputation and a commitment to the communities where we live and work, Whirlpool Corporation has received many awards including - Fortune Magazine’s Top Companies for Leaders, one of the world’s Most Admired Companies, Fast Company’s Top 50 Most Innovative Companies and we’ve had a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for 11 years in a row.


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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.


NYU Stern School of Business

At Stern, we believe in the tremendous potential of individuals to solve global problems through the power of business. Founded on this belief, our vision is to develop people and ideas that transform 21st century problems into opportunities to create value for business and society. “An Education in Possible” is our promise to deliver a unique education that combines rigor in the classroom with engagement beyond the classroom to broaden perspectives and change mindsets. We promote disruptive thinking and encourage experimentation to create value. We fulfill our promise through four core values: Academic Excellence, IQ + EQ, Collaborative Community and The Energy of a Global Hub.

NYU Stern consistently enrolls one of the highest percentages of women among top business schools. Women at Stern are a unique mix of individuals from across the globe who bring with them expertise from a variety of industries. Female professors, representing more than 20% of our faculty, play a critical role in the school's success.

Each year, Stern hosts a number of events to welcome our female applicants. Our marquee recruiting event, Opening Doors for Women, is held each fall and includes breakfast with current students, alumni, faculty and administrators. In the winter, Stern Women in Business (SWIB) hosts an annual conference that attracts professional women and student leaders from all fields to discuss issues affecting women in the workplace. Past speakers include Kathleen A. Corbet, Former President, Standard & Poor’s, Carla Hendra, Chairman Global Strategy and Innovation, OgilvyOne North America, and Susan L. Jurevics, CEO of Pottermore for J.K. Rowling, Stern MBA 1996.

“The Stern community offers such support for women to become leaders in business, from targeted recruiting efforts to opportunities through Stern Women in Business. This kind of development is invaluable in producing a network of bright, strong women who make a real impact on the Stern community and beyond.”

- Rebekah Ahn, MBA 2010, Forté Fellow and Edie Hunt Inspiration Award Recipient


Kellogg Northwestern University

Kellogg School of Management offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, while providing a vast array of global experiential learning opportunities. At Kellogg we develop brave leaders who inspire growth in people, organizations and markets. One of the top business schools in the world, our innovative portfolio of programs help our students find the ideal balance among professional, educational and personal goals. Wherever you are in your career and your life there’s a Kellogg MBA program that will help you grow professionally and personally.

The gender gap may have narrowed in recent years, but it still challenges women who aspire to the highest levels of management and leadership within their organizations. Kellogg gives you the knowledge, skills and network you’ll need to help close the gender gap and reach your fullest potential. At Kellogg we offer the following resources to help our female business students thrive:

Additionally, Kellogg hosts the following events yearly:

 


University of Texas McCombs School of Business

One of the largest and most distinguished business schools in the country, the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to educating the business leaders of tomorrow while creating knowledge for industry and society. Rankings tell only part of the story of what makes McCombs so great, but it’s a good beginning. We’re one of the few schools in the country to receive top marks in nearly all the business specialty areas ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report—at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The University of Texas at Austin has a tradition of dynamic women—and the McCombs School of Business is part of that legacy. From a faculty rich in female scholars and a student population full of women leaders to a community of accomplished alumnae and friends, McCombs is dedicated to helping women advance in business.

Year after year, women at McCombs initiate some of the most important and visible organizations, conferences, and events on campus. They take full advantage of leadership opportunities, seeking out and engaging role models and mentors within the local and national business communities. In addition, our alumnae are everywhere. From Austin to Los Angeles to New York to London and beyond, McCombs women make up a community that continues to give back to the school—returning as speakers, providing career advice, or recruiting new generations of McCombs graduates.

Each year, McCombs women host the Women in Business Leadership Conference, bringing together students, alumni, faculty, staff, and influential businesswomen to address issues and challenges that affect women in today’s business environment. The conference is hosted by GWIB, a chapter of the National Graduate Women in Business organization. GWIB also sponsors a professional development series, meets with prospective students, offers a mentoring program, hosts social outings like dinners and golf lessons, and organizes an annual GWIB Boat Cruise across Lake Austin.

In addition to the conference, McCombs invites all women interested in the Texas MBA program to our annual Texas MBA Women’s Forum held annually each fall.

If you would like more information about the Texas MBA Program at the McCombs School of Business, we encourage you to visit our campus and sit in on a class or tour the school with our students.


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.


Vanderbilt University

We're building a new type of business leader.

Vanderbilt University exists for a certain type of student—the type that we think will change the world for the better. We're the B-school built for the persistent. The genuine. The professional who knows he or she hasn't heard it all before—and uses that humility to grow. To learn. To change. Where we come from, that's called wisdom.

We are competitive, not cutthroat.

This, we believe, is our defining strength. Because while we live to prove ourselves by competing, we also know that winning doesn't mean leaving others behind. At Vanderbilt, we grow the most when we learn from each other.

We solve problems collaboratively.

Our culture is collaborative above all else. And that's purposeful, because the business world thrives on teamwork. Which is good, because working together is what makes us stand out.

We lead with ideas, not egos.

It's just in our character to believe that effort will always outdo entitlement. So while Vanderbilt Business graduates will proudly display their diplomas on their office walls, they'd much rather get down to business than talk about their pedigree.

We dig deeper.

It starts with our faculty. You will find their work in top academic journals. But it doesn't stop there. Their ideas and expertise spill over into the classroom and influence ever-evolving business beliefs and practices. This curiosity to stretch, learn and grow is practiced by all members of the Owen community. Yes, it's extra effort. But the dividends are worth it.

We work harder than most. (And like it that way.)

Knowledge is only half the equation. Effort is just as essential. And it's something that's often overlooked at top schools. We fill our school with people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done. Going that extra mile is standard practice here, where the lights stay on late and the coffee brews before dawn.

We challenge the status quo.

Like many top business schools, we receive high marks and rankings. But that doesn't mean we're content. We're constantly looking ahead. (It's the best way not to get left behind.) We love to challenge assumptions. Many times we end up reinforcing long-held business rules. But often, we find a new way that's different and better—and we find it first.

We take business personally.

Most business schools place a big emphasis on numbers. Our passion is people. Talk to any Vanderbilt professor. Or student. Or staff member. Or alumnus. The first thing you'll notice is a genuine desire to help each member of our community succeed. That isn't accidental. In fact, it's part of our collective DNA. An emphasis on each individual is something we'll never lose.