© Nathan Mandell
Kellogg administrators play key roles in delivering
on the school's brand promise. Seated left to right:
Megan Byrne Krueger, Michele Rogers and Fran Langewisch;
standing: Julie Cisek Jones, Beth Flye and Roxanne Hori.
Kellogg is the school for women seeking their MBA
With so many
choices out there, why should women seeking a business degree
Krueger, assistant dean and director of student affairs, The
Managers' Program: Kellogg provides a rigorous but safe
place for women to test their skills, and we offer many leadership
opportunities. Today, flexibility is important for all MBA
students. For women, striking a work-life harmony can be particularly
important, which is why the Kellogg School's full-time, part-time
and executive options are so appealing to women looking for
a program that meets their particular needs.
director of admissions and financial aid: The culture
here is a huge selling point. This is a very welcoming environment.
There's good diversity here, and I think women are drawn to
that. We are larger than some of the other programs out there,
so we have a critical mass of female students, and our Women's
Business Associations are ambitious and highly successful
in the value they deliver.
Jones, assistant dean and director of the Executive MBA program:
Many women find our team settings very comfortable. This dynamic
gives them the network they need to be successful. Our recent
EMBA focus groups have shown that female students were nervous
coming into the program, but incredibly fulfilled once they
got here. They couldn't say enough about the support and individual
attention they received; about how the program accommodated
their particular needs. They learn this is a family oriented
What are we
doing to attract more women to Kellogg?
The Kellogg School is the best place for a woman to get her
MBA, and there's no one better than our alumni to tell that
story. We are conducting information sessions targeted at
women and adjusting our messaging to reach a younger group,
to educate them about the value of the Kellogg MBA and to
demonstrate that an MBA offers the greatest career flexibility.
We are also in a partnership with the Forté Foundation, a
nonprofit resource for women in business, and we are providing
more funding for women: We now have three Kellogg Forté Scholarships,
each offering $15,000 per year.
Jones: Academic excellence is our best strength, but another
major selling point is the three different EMBA calendars
to choose from. People choose less and less on geography and
more on what they need to support their work-life juggle.
The Alumni Women's Leadership group is an extremely active
group of talented women interested in talking to others who
have the same challenges and who are looking to gather information
that makes them smarter, faster and stronger as they continue
How can our
alumni help Kellogg achieve its diverse recruiting goals?
As Dean Jain has said, educating people about the value proposition
of the MBA is important, and we count on our alumni to actively
promote that value among the high-caliber people they work
with. Our alumni best represent the success of the Kellogg
experience - for women and men.