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Women at UNC Kenan-Flagler

At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we’re committed to empowering women to lead. It has been proven that women make significant positive changes to an organization’s culture and processes, as well as to the bottom line. While representation is on the rise for women in business, currently only 6.4% of leading Fortune 500 companies are led by a female CEO. Together, we can change that.

We’re proud of the work we do to welcome, support, and cultivate a rich learning environment for women as they pursue their MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler. We’re also proud to be recognized by the Princeton Review as the business school ranked #1 in providing the “Greatest Resources for Women.”

Our values-driven culture provides support and guidance for future business leaders. You’ll gain the level of business acumen you need to lead and advance, and cultivate the perspective required to thrive professionally while navigating the social complexities of business. You’ll also develop new relationships that last a lifetime and connect with recruiters committed to fostering diversity in their organizations.

In the classroom, at social events or in one of our many co-curricular activities, you’ll find a supportive, collaborative peer group as ready to make a difference as you are.

Learn what it takes to join the UNC-Kenan Flagler Full-Time MBA program

Gabriella Kostrzewa MBA '22

“CWIB has without a doubt been the most important element that has enabled me to feel connected and find community at Kenan-Flagler. It is a community that includes and supports everyone. And it isn’t just about our time at Carolina, the relationships I have formed with other CWIB members will be the foundation for not only professional but personal relationships for the rest of my life.”

Gabriella Kostrzewa Full-Time MBA 2022 and President of CWIB

Ways to Engage at UNC Kenan-Flagler

Carolina Women in Business

Carolina Women in Business (CWIB) is the largest MBA student-run club at UNC Kenan-Flagler. CWIB provides women with opportunities for career development, community engagement and networking to enhance their MBA business school experience and prepare them for their post-MBA journey.

Each fall, CWIB presents a three-day conference in Chapel Hill. This inspiring event brings together a MBA and Undergraduate Business students, alumni, business leaders, and peer MBA students from across the region. The CWIB conference serves as a forum to foster confidence, share knowledge, and provide networking opportunities for women and allies looking to achieve greater impact and success in their careers.

Schedule a virtual coffee chat with a member of Carolina Women in Business

Women’s Workshop

Held in the fall, in parallel with the Carolina Women in Business (CWIB) Conference, Women’s Workshop brings a select group of top-caliber prospective Full-Time MBA students to campus to experience UNC Kenan-Flagler and Chapel Hill in person. Women’s Workshop attendees participate in interactive panels, workshops and social activities, and engage with members of the MBA Admissions Committee, current students, faculty and staff.

100 Women

100 Women is a women-led movement focused on encouraging and empowering future women business leaders. At its core, 100 Women seeks to grow the number of women pursuing an MBA and support their journey, from mentoring prospective UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA students to providing guidance and advice throughout their career after graduation. Backed by the power of 12,000 UNC business alumnae, we’re women supporting women.

Learn more about the 100 Women movement or join the 100 Women LinkedIn group.

MBA Partners Association

If your partner or family is moving with you, the Full-Time MBA Partners Association provides support, information, and a social network for the partners and families of MBA students at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

Partner Organizations

Forté Foundation

UNC Kenan-Flagler is a member of the Forté Foundation, an organization of major corporations, top business schools, and influential nonprofits that inspire women to pursue leadership careers in business. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in online webinars, submit your resume to Forté corporate sponsors, and attend the annual Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference. Upon acceptance at UNC Kenan-Flagler, you will automatically be considered for a Forté Fellowship.