The Women's Network at Chicago Booth


In a previous blog post we talked about a great lunch we hosted with female Executive MBA students in London. It was really interesting to discover how useful they found it to speak with someone during the application process, particularly women of a similar industry, country or background. We know that having a female mentor within the Booth community has given many of our current and former students confidence to take the next step.

During the Executive MBA program, female students are encouraged to actively engage with a variety of networks including the Chicago Booth Women’s Network. The group was founded in 2002 by alumni volunteers and offers a global community for Booth women to connect and support each other's career paths. In addition to participating in admissions events, members co-host "Women's Week" networking receptions (held in over 30 cities worldwide each year) designed to allow interested female prospective students to learn more about Chicago Booth.

This year, the London admissions team will host a Women in Business Networking Event with guest speaker Merryn Somerset Webb. Merryn is Editor-in-Chief of Money Week, an FT columnist and respected commentator on economics, financial markets and personal finance. We invite female executives to join us on Chicago Booth’s London campus on Tuesday, February 9 for what will be a fun and informative evening including a presentation, Q&A and networking reception. At the session, Merryn will outline her argument that the situation with gender and income inequality is improving, but wealth inequality is not. Drawing on everything from textile manufacturing in medieval Italy to the aging of western societies today, Merryn will explain why wealth inequality persists - and why it matters. If you’re interested in joining us, please reserve your seat today.

We're very proud that women currently make up 25% of our global student body and 30% of the London-based Executive MBA cohort. If you’d like to find out more about any of our diversity initiatives or are interested in hearing more about Chicago Booth’s Executive MBA Program, please contact a member of the admissions team.

We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events soon!

Angela Heywood

Associate Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Executive MBA - Europe