Attracting and advancing women is a priority at the Tepper School. No two women arrive here via the same route. For some, it is the career switch into something less technical, and for others, the MBA degree represents a decision to acquire the analytical and strategic abilities necessary for a well-rounded skill set.
The paths to B-school are wonderfully diverse, and we view each student’s desire for learning and career advancement as an opportunity to transform minds and career readiness. Likewise, your Tepper MBA opens doors that lead to options. You will graduate with the flexibility to choose among multiple jobs and industries. You will have the advantage of a degree with durability, in which your skills will outlast those of your peers. And, importantly, you will have the ability to choose your own destiny.
As part of a select group of schools and corporations, we are working in concert with the Forté Foundation, a consortium of major corporations, top business schools, and influential nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to substantially increasing the number of women in business.
The mission of the Forté Foundation is to substantially increase the number of women business leaders by increasing the flow of women into key educational gateways and business networks. The Forté Foundation was founded in 2001 following a landmark study questioning why fewer women attend schools of business than schools of medicine or law. We retain a sense of urgency about our mission today, as women have been in mainstream business for 30 years, but still make up less than 16 percent of the corporate officers in America’s 500 largest companies.
Exceptional women candidates of all national origins who have been admitted to the Tepper School are eligible for a Forté Fellowship. Strong candidates for the fellowship demonstrate academic, team, professional, or community leadership and can articulate alignment with the mission of the Forté Foundation by demonstrating a commitment to women and girls. As with all merit-based scholarships at the Tepper School, no additional application is required to be considered for a Forté Fellowship.
In addition to financial benefits, fellows also gain exposure to leading companies in the Forté network and an immediate network of fellows at other leading business schools.
Tepper Women in Business
The Tepper Women In Business (TWIB) club provides professional development, career-networking opportunities and educational workshops for their members. TWIB also coordinates social activities and mentoring to create a supportive environment for women to thrive in. Our overall mission is designed to help women in business increase their confidence, skills and knowledge to become successful business leaders.
Women at Tepper Visit Days
Each year, the Tepper School hosts specific visit days for promising female applicants to the Tepper School. In addition to the regular campus visit schedule, women are connected with faculty, staff, students, and Tepper Women in Business club members to fully experience our community.
Each year, the Tepper School invites MBA candidates to visit and experience our unique environment first-hand at Diversity Weekend. Diversity Weekend at the Tepper School of Business is designed to help increase the representation of diverse students at the Tepper School and ultimately in global leadership roles. The weekend is hosted by:
- Tepper Women in Business
- Black Business Association
- Latin American Business Association
- Out&Allied club
- Masters Admissions office
During this weekend event, Tepper School representatives will highlight the value of the MBA, strengths of our program and showcase the differences and advantages of our community, program and global alumni network. We'll also share tips on the MBA application process and financing your MBA.
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