Women at the Tepper School
Advancing women is a priority at the Tepper School; no two women arrive here via the same route. The MBA degree represents a decision to acquire the analytical and strategic abilities necessary for a well-rounded skill set.
The paths to business 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 School 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, most 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.
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.
From professional to cultural, there is a Tepper Club and Organization for almost every interest, with new clubs forming each year. Additionally, our Graduate Business Association offers leadership opportunities and a way for students to contribute immediately to the success of the school through unprecedented access to school leaders.
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.
Events for Women Applicants
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.