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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


The Tepper School is a proud partner of Forté, a non-profit working to advance women in business, with a community of 100,000+ motivated and inspiring women changing the balance of power in the workplace. 

Forté Fellows

The Forté Fellows Program was created with the intention of increasing the number of women applying to and enrolling in MBA programs by offering fellowships to women pursuing an MBA.

Through the admissions process, exceptional female candidates are selected to receive a Tepper School-funded Forté Fellowship. Along with the prestige of receiving this scholarship, Forté Fellows gain access to exclusive Forté benefits, such as skill-building workshops, leadership conferences, networking opportunities, job postings, and more.

To date, schools have given more than $142 million to more than 6,300 Forté Fellows.

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 Forté to the student body; ambassadors assist the campus program administration in communicating about the partnership and provide networking opportunities to fellow students on campus and locally.