Women at Kellogg

Kellogg is committed to accelerating the careers of high-potential women

Women now make up more than half of the incoming classes in the top U.S. universities, but still only a small fraction of CEOs, board directors, NGOs and government leaders. While we’re now getting women into the game in equal numbers, we’re not yet getting them through to the top. At Kellogg, we’ve identified three critical Pivot Points where women face issues that are unique culturally and biologically:

  • The Launch – Assuring young women to take bold and challenging jobs, gain a foundation in business and aggressively pursue cornerstone development goals to set themselves up for future success
  • Mid-Career Marathon – Maintaining career focus and progress amidst ever-increasing non-work commitments
  • Executive Transition – Ensuring more women are equipped – substantively and emotionally – to reach the highest echelons in their organizations and to thrive once there

Kellogg has a deep commitment to developing female leaders and supporting them as they navigate these stages. Additionally, Kellogg faculty are committed to addressing women’s issues more broadly through cross-disciplinary research on the impact of gender on global business.

Learn more about how Kellogg educates, equips and inspires women leaders

Kellogg’s programs help women succeed throughout their careers

Through our premiere MBA programs, an extensive alumni network and the Kellogg Center for Executive Women, Kellogg has an integrated suite of offerings which help women achieve a foundation in business to better navigate all the career Pivot Points and enhance their personal and professional development.

Launching your career

Launching your career

We continue to see an increase in women among our degree-program applicant pool and offer unique experiences for prospective students. For our enrolled female students, we offer two cornerstone initiatives: the Women's Business Association and the Women's Leadership Program, which is designed to support our female students at every point of their Kellogg journey and encompasses lectures, alumnae panels and guest speakers. Combined, these programs help ensure our female students are equipped to thrive in their careers – intellectually, practically and emotionally – for years to come.

Navigating the mid-career marathon

Navigating the mid-career marathon

We offer a variety of resources to our alumnae through our Career Management Center, including free alumni professional-development coaching and mentoring. Another resource is the Kellogg Executive Women's Network, which was founded to create opportunities to connect women professionally and personally, nurture growth and leadership and encourage alumnae to provide support for one another.

Leading across the organization

Leading across the organization

Kellogg's Center for Executive Women was launched in 2001 to help senior-level women advance to top executive and board positions. Specific programs within the Kellogg Center for Executive Women include the Women's Senior Leadership Program which equips women with the knowledge and tools needed to elevate themselves to the C-suite and beyond, and the Women's Director Development Program which trains women to effectively serve on the boards of Fortune 1000 companies.

Kellogg Women Leaders

Roslyn Brock's Portrait

Roslyn M. Brock '99

Vice President, Bon Secours Health System; Chairman Emeritus, NAACP
Ann Drake's Portrait

Ann M. Drake '84

Chairman and CEO, DSC Logistics
Lisa Earnhardt's Portrait

Lisa D. Earnhardt '96

President and CEO, Intersect ENT
Vinita Gupta's Portrait

Vinita Gupta '92

CEO, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Ellen Kullman's Portrait

Ellen J. Kullman '83

(retired) Chair and CEO, DuPont
Jenny Lee's Portrait

Jenny Lee '01

Managing Partner, GGV Capital

Kellogg Women

Influenced by the contributions of thousands of Kellogg alumnae, this book offers unique insights on the core developmental goals women need to pursue at each career Pivot Point in order to maintain a career trajectory that would enable them to rise to the C-suite and board room.

At Kellogg, we have a long history of launching strong women into the C-suite. This includes the first female CEOs of some of the world’s largest corporations, the youngest female chair of the NAACP and the first female dean at a top 10 global business school.