The Center for Women & Business is dedicated to the advancement of women in business. It is the source of practical, effective solutions to the challenges posed by a diverse workplace. We offer our business partners a combination of innovative resources and practical programming that fosters the development of an inclusive work environment. At the same time, we are educating and preparing current and future business leaders to succeed in a world in which diversity at all levels of an organization is a business imperative.
The center accomplishes its mission by:
PREPARING young people to enter business through undergraduate and graduate education that promotes inclusion and diversity in business, instills resolve to make a difference in the workplace and wider society, and develops the skills for succeeding in professional life.
SUPPORTING women’s advancement toward leadership positions at every career stage.
EXPANDING opportunities for women to realize their greatest ambitions and to assume top leadership roles in business.
PROMOTING innovative research that furthers the global dialogue on women’s leadership, particularly around the economic and social impact of collaborative leadership.
Areas of Focus
Providing resources and opportunities for all students to explore the range of roles they may play in a dynamic global economy, with special attention on helping young women envision and realize their potential for leadership.
Engaging business and academic leaders in projects that foster both intellectual inquiry and practical insight, seeking a transformed organizational landscape that supports, encourages and sustains collaborative leadership.
Developing avenues for the global business community to fully value and apply the capabilities of women and men, via robust discourse and effective programs both within and outside the university. The center will seek to influence policy that aligns with its mission, in both the public and private sectors.