Carnegie Mellon University

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Women at the Tepper School

Women MBAs propel success for businesses.


At the Tepper School, we support the advancement of women through flexible program options, partnerships with nationally recognized organizations and an inclusive and supportive student experience.

Women MBAs propel success for businesses — that’s a proven fact and one that the Tepper School stands behind. Research shows that diversified teams make smarter business decisions and that having women in leadership roles provides opportunities for stronger, more engaged teams.

At the Tepper School, we are committed to preparing women for top leadership positions in global organizations by developing both the skills and confidence women MBAs need to succeed and take their careers to the next level. With your classmates and professors, you will find that you are part of a supportive, tight-knit community that is here to support your individual goals and push you to become the best business leader you can be.

MBA Partnerships and Organizations


Forté Foundation

The Tepper School is a proud partner of the Forté Foundation, a consortium of major corporations, top business schools and nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to substantially increasing the number of women in business.

Forté Fellows

Through the admissions process, a number of women are selected to receive a Tepper School-funded Forté Fellowship. Along with the prestige of receiving this fellowship, fellows have an opportunity to work early with the Tepper School’s Career Opportunity Center in preparation for attending the Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference and Career Fair. Conference attendees have the opportunity to explore career paths and meet recruiters, mentors and today’s influential businesswomen.

Forté Fellow Ambassadors

Each year, two women from the Tepper School are selected as Forté Fellow Ambassadors. These women play a pivotal role in connecting the Forté Foundation to the student body; ambassadors assist the campus program administration in communicating about the foundation and provide networking opportunities to fellow students on campus and locally.