Getting MBA Women a Seat at the Table

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The summer of 2012 will be remembered as a time when a number of prominent MBA women’s organizations and business schools took decisive action on getting more women onto corporate boards and into leadership roles at companies. The Forté Foundation announced an effort back in June, asking business schools to help them compile a list of board-ready women. In July, George Washington University’s School of Business said it planed to create a new executive education program that will help prepare women to serve on boards. Now MBA Women International, a nonprofit with more than 5,000 global members, is starting a leadership academy that will help midcareer women get hands-on leadership training and coaching.

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