Women in the MBA

MESSAGE TO ASPIRING FEMALE MBAs

PAULA AMORIM (MBA ’16)
MBA ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR

“It is my great pleasure to write this message to you as I reflect upon the days when I was an applicant back in 2013. I could still vividly remember the butterflies in my stomach when considering which business school to attend, the uncertainties implied, and where the chosen one would eventually lead me.

The journey thus far has been arduous and challenging but extremely rewarding. The decision to invest in my personal growth and to launch myself in this adventure across the ocean away from my family and friends seemed insane and unreasonable at first but turned out to be the most empowering decision of my life.

With this, I hope my words for you today to be of encouragement and support. Congratulations already for being at the stage of considering such a transformational experience! Everyone has a part to play to strengthen the community of female leaders in the business world, and this includes you.

My invitation is for you to connect with our alumnae and the admissions team to learn how IESE can contribute to your plans and further develop you both personally and professionally. Prepare thoroughly, know your strengths and goals, and trust yourself!

I hope our paths will cross in this process. Good luck!”

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN

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IESE is committed to increasing the number of women leaders in the business arena. We offer scholarships to support women with a track record of outstanding professional achievement and personal excellence.

FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS
Choosing to do the IESE Full Time MBA with family and children in your midst requires going the extra mile. IESE acknowledges and commends this. Scholarships are granted to deserving students with families.

FORTÉ FELLOWS PROGRAM
IESE is part of the Forté Foundation, a non-profit consortium of leading companies and top business schools dedicated to empowering future women leaders. Here at IESE, we offer fellowships to exceptional women admitted to the Full Time MBA.

Visit our Financial Aid site for full details.

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IESE WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: IWIL

A unique platform that provides support to alumnae and women leaders through a complete range of activities that includes conferences, events and mentorship services.

IESE, together with private and institutional investors, also manages and backs FINAVES, a center that funds business ventures spearheaded by IESE alumni. A significant amount of FINAVES funds has gone toward promoting and supporting new business projects led by women.

RESEARCH, NETWORKING AND SUPPORT

We work continuously to design and deliver practical initiatives that positively impact the development of women executives and support female business leaders

WOMEN IN BUSINESS CLUB

The Women in Business Club (WiB) is a student-run organization that focuses on creating spaces where students, faculty, staff and alumni can collaborate and learn from each other, promoting inclusive teamwork, raising awareness on gender equality and fostering an environment where everyone thrives.