Women at UNC
Become a Leader
A world-class MBA should deliver more than a degree. It should shape you as a confident leader. More
Meet Jen Tackett
Jen Tackett (MBA '10) made a strong transition from the military to the business world with help from her executive coach. More
Meet Margaret Lee
Margaret Lee (MBA '05) of Norwegian Cruise Lines was promoted within her organization in record time. More
Meet Valarie Zeithaml
Marketing professor Valarie Zeithaml is an award winning leader in research and business with a passion for the classroom. More
The Women of UNC Kenan-Flagler
Learn about why some of our talented women MBA students chose to attend UNC Kenan-Flagler. More
We are deeply committed to the strong presence of women in our MBA staff, faculty and student body.
UNC Kenan-Flagler is a member of the Forte Foundation,
an organization of major corporations, top business schools and influential non-profit organizations that helps direct talented women towards
leadership roles in business through research, scholarships, events and network development
- Women hold several senior leadership positions reporting directly to the Dean
Women are prominent among the leadership of the MBA Program
- Women make up approximately 30% of the MBA Class of 2018
Learn what female faculty, staff, and alumni have to say about their experience here:
"I joined Carolina in 1985-before it was Kenan-Flagler. There were a number of women on the faculty. In fact, I did not realize that the proportion of women on the faculty here compared so favorably to other top -20 business schools, until I saw the statistic reported in a national news magazine. The School should be proud of this long tradition. We benefit from it, in an environment that is remarkably comfortable for both men and women."
- Jennifer Conrad
Mary Farley Ames Lee Distinguished Professor
Former Area Chair, Finance
"In my view, Kenan-Flagler integrates women so well into the school that I personally never think about being different. Women are offered the same opportunities as men, and female students are competitive in classes, jobs and leadership positions in the school."
- Valarie A. Zeithaml
Roy and Alice H. Richards Bicentennial Professor
"Diversity is a daily reality here. Diversity of ideas, of achievements and of visions is what really matters. Color, race, and gender do not play a role at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Rather the different viewpoints help better prepare students for the global economy. No one has time to think about whether you are male or female here. There is too much to be done both in the school and the community."
Associate Dean of Information Technology
"Even though Kenan-Flagler has a very diverse student body of high achievers, the environment is extremely supportive and collaborative. As students we are constantly challenging and learning from each other. One of my most rewarding experiences is being a part of Carolina Women in Business (CWIB). Through CWIB, I have been provided a variety of skill-building and networking opportunities while also creating a strong network of lifelong friends."
- Julie Rodgers
MBA Class of 2008
At UNC I have been inspired by the accomplishments and talents of my fellow female colleagues. Their example and advice encourages me to push my own boundaries and develop my skills as a future leader. This motivation, partnered with the solid support offered by faculty and staff, creates just the positive environment I was looking for in a graduate school.
- Diana A. Selezeanu
MBA Class of 2009
Learn more about activities of Carolina Women in Business, a student-run club. We invite women applying to the MBA Program at UNC to visit the business school and join us for events put on by the Club.
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MBA students apply their business lessons to help women in Cambodia improve their lives.
Hamrick (MBA/JD ’87) has a unique background in business, politics and law.
The professor shows corporate social responsibility and sustainability are good business decisions.
Building community in the classroom generates spirited interactions and exploration.
Calling upon her diverse career and educational experiences, Harms designs and delivers courses with real-life applications that foster student success beyond graduation.
Nearly two decades after being asked to start a writing center, Schultz continues to innovate.
The consulting project was a perfect fit for dual-degree student Jane Chaffee (MBA/MSPH '17).
Having two babies while tackling the full-time MBA Program hasn’t been easy – but it’s been worth it.
How Katy DeCoursey (MBA '08) found success by making unconventional moves.
Susan Hedglin (MBA '17) sets her sights on a career in global business.
Attending UNC Kenan-Flagler paved the way for Boinodiris (BS '94, MBA '08) to effect industry-wide change.
Courage is essential to career success in a rapidly changing world.
Accountants pioneer a new way to track impact.
UNC Kenan-Flagler is part of an initiative to improve opportunities for women in business.
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