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The National Association of Women MBAs is dedicated to promoting women in business and increasing the opportunities for women MBAs.
It’s about … women as business leaders. Today and tomorrow.
It’s about … connecting talented women with foresighted companies.
It’s about … a national conference for learning and sharing.
Discover your dream job. Find creative ideas for your club. Not a member? Join now.
Learn how your company can get involved in hiring and promoting women MBAs.
2005 National Conference
Join us at Babson College near Boston, MA, November 4-5, 2005.
National Association of Women MBAs encourages all women enrolled in graduate business programs, alumnae of graduate business programs and accomplished business professionals to apply for membership. Join Now.
· Gain exclusive access to the online Career Center.
· Network with women MBAs around the country.
· Attend the National Conference where you will hear top-notch speakers, meet many other NAWMBA members, and interface directly with corporate recruiters.
· Receive a monthly newsletter including information about chapter happenings at other schools, the latest research on women in business, and updates on the National Conference
The Chapters below are members of the National Association of Women MBAs for the 2004-2005 year. Please remember to renew chapter membership if you have not done so already.
Arizona State University – W.P. Carey School of Business
Babson College – Olin Graduate School of Business
Baruch College – Zicklin School of Business
Boston College – Carroll School of Management
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
College of William and Mary – School of Business Administration
Cornell University – Johnson Graduate School of Business
Duke University – Fuqua School of Business
Emory University – Goizueta Business School
George Washington University – School of Business and Public Management
Georgetown University – McDonough School of Business
Georgia Institute of Technology- DuPree College of Management
Hofstra University – Frank G. Zarb Graduate School of Business
Indiana University – Kelley School of Business – Bloomington
Indiana University – Kelley School of Business – Indianapolis
Michigan State University – Eli Broad Graduate School of Management
Monterey Institute of International Studies – Fisher Graduate School of International Business
New York University
Ohio State University
Pennsylvania State University – Smeal College of Business
Pepperdine University – Graziadio School of Business and Management
Purdue University – Krannert Graduate School of Management
Rice University – Jones Graduate School of Management
Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business
Texas A&M – Mays College of Business
Texas Christian University – M.J. Neeley School of Business
Thunderbird – The American School of International Management
Tulane University – A.B. Freeman School of Business
University of Alabama
University of Arizona – Eller Graduate School of Management
University of California at Berkley
University of California, Davis – Graduate School of Management
University of Colorado – Leeds School of Business
University of Florida – Warrington College of Business
University of Georgia – Terry College of Business
University of Illinois
University of Iowa – Henry B. Tippie School of Mgmt
University of Kentucky – Gatton College of Business & Economics
University of Maryland – Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management
University of North Carolina – Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of Notre Dame – Mendoza College of Business
University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School of Business
University of Pittsburgh – Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Rochester
University of St. Thomas
University of South Carolina – Moore School of Business
University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business
University of Texas – McCombs School of Business
University of Utah, SLC
University of Virginia – Darden School of Business Administration
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin – School of Business
Vanderbilt University – Owen Graduate School of Management
Wake Forest University – Babcock Graduate School of Management
Washington University – Olin School of Business
Whether you are a recent graduate or experienced alum, NAWMBA welcomes women who have completed their MBA degrees, or equivalent degrees, to join NAWMBA. As an alumni member, you will have the opportunity to interact with both alums and current women MBA students in the city in which you reside, even if you moved away from your alma mater.
Benefits of membership include a variety of events, including local wine and cheese or speaking events, as well as the opportunity to attend the National Conference.
For more information regarding joining as an alumni member, please contact Elizabeth Tobin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The best way to start a National Association of Women MBAs chapter at your school is to gather women together for a specific purpose, whether it be for a social, professional or educational event. Some women prefer to have an organized informal social gathering and invite all the women in their business program to gauge the interest level before initiating any formal projects. Other women have chosen to address a specific need via an organized event or project, such as a mentoring project (usually coordinated by a group of women in conjunction with the career planning office at your school), speaker series or resume workshops. Still others have faculty-sponsored events at homes during which ideas and experiences are exchanged in an informal setting. This involves a greater audience and can often lead to a more intense degree of interest on students’ part after seeing a commitment from someone in a leadership position.
The important thing is to get as many women together in one room as possible. This way, you can ask all the “marketing research” questions you need in order to determine whether your peers feel there is a need for a club designed specifically to meet their needs.
Also, talk with women faculty, administrators and career professionals at your school to get their advice and assistance as you plan.
Once you have established a base for starting a chapter, the next two steps are as follows:
· Register your chapter with National Headquarters.
· Create a strategy and implementation plan including activities such as the following:
This type of program is a wonderful way to accomplish several things:
· You provide professional development to the women in your business school
· You extend your influence as future business leaders beyond the walls of your school. This is important for building professional relationships, both for you and for other women.
· You represent your school in the professional business community. If done correctly, your school can become known in your local business community as a top business school which produces innovative, energetic businesswomen.
Most business schools have a club that hosts speakers for the entire school to attend. Usually, their list of speakers is substantial, and it can be a great resource if you’re interested in hosting a women’s speaker series.
Professors are also a good resource for names of professional business women who could speak at your school. Try to match the speakers to a particular topic or issue that you wish to explore further.
Local, regional and national conferences offer numerous benefits both to attendees and organizers. Just a few of the benefits are noted below:
· A great way to bring a team of women together
· Teach how to manage a diverse and dynamic group of people
· Introduce your school to the community
· Provide networking opportunities to your organization
· Strengthen ties with women and administration at your school
· Allow organizers to make excellent contacts
Of course, in return for all these great benefits, there is certainly a big catch: conference planning is an intense process that deserves your full attention. Planning a local or national conference is time-consuming, expensive and can be virtually impossible to pull off if not coordinated properly. On the other hand, if you have your mind set on it, and a great group of women willing to dedicate some of their time to the planning process, it is highly likely you will succeed in your endeavor.
These are the easy creative events that require little input from us. that have worked in the past include:
· Welcome brunches at the beginning of the school year
· Exam breaks at a local bar
· Welcome newly accepted women to the MBA program by calling them individually
· Dinners at faculty members’ houses
· Stress releasers during exam time (candy, manicure, etc.)
· Support charity events like Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure
The next National Conference will be held at Babson College, Olin Graduate School of Business, on November 4-5, 2005. We invite women MBAs—past and current—to join us for this educational networking event which will also include a career fair with top-level companies from around the country that are actively seeking to hire women MBAs.
Members: Attend this year’s conference.
· Meet many other women MBAs from across the country.
· Participate in workshops, panel discussions and speaking events by female trailblazers in all areas of business, in all industries.
· Meet recruiters from top companies from around the country.
· Receive access to the NAWMBA Career Center with special priority as a conference attendee.
Please check back with us in Summer 2005 for more information and to register.
Companies: Become a Conference Sponsor. Join us for the Career Fair.
· Meet talented women MBAs from across the country.
· Receive access to the NAWMBA online Career Center to reach women MBAs before and after the Career Fair.
· Support NAWMBA in supporting and promoting women MBAs in their business careers.
For more information on how to get involved, please contact Deb Robbins.
Babson College is located in Wellesley, MA, just 30 minutes outside of Boston. We hope you will join us as this year promises to be an exciting conference for all involved.