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Carolina Women in Business 2021 Conference

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 #2 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.

100 Women

100 Women is a women-led movement harnessing the power of the UNC Kenan-Flagler network to attract and mentor strong, ambitious and collaborative female leaders. At its core, 100 Women seeks to grow the number of women pursuing business degrees. As a student, you’ll tap into trusted resources and connections that support your journey, from mentorship to leadership events to networking opportunities. Backed by the power of more than 44,000 UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni, we’re strengthening the future of diversity in business.

Learn more about 100 Women at UNC Kenan-Flagler or join the 100 Women LinkedIn group.

MBA Partners Association (Kenan Connection)

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


UNC Kenan-Flagler is a proud partner of Access, which is the only free MBA admissions resource tailored to women and underrepresented candidates. With application resources, advice, test prep and career services, Access helps women and URMs through the admissions process with valuable resources created by top MBA graduates and MBA admissions representatives.

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.