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The journey doesn’t end at graduation. Alumnae stay engaged, grow their skills, and make new connections through the CBS Women’s Circle, lifelong learning, recent thought leadership, and access to career resources and a diverse professional network.
Stay Engaged+–Women's Circle
Connect with fellow alumnae and premier thought leadership by joining the Women’s Circle, an initiative dedicated to encouraging community, advancing women in leadership, and driving impact and education.
+–Become a Women’s Circle Admissions Advocate
By contacting admitted students to welcome them to Columbia Business School and/or helping undecided admits learn more about Columbia Business School, Women’s Circle Admissions Advocates allow candidates to experience firsthand the unique strength of the School’s network as they are making choices about where to apply and attend school. Women’s Circle members can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
+–Become an Admissions Ambassador
Help build the future generation of business leaders by interviewing prospective students as an admissions ambassador.
+–She Opened the Door
The She Opened the Door initiative, which began with a historic conference in New York City in 2018, aims to enlighten, educate, elevate, and to empower Columbia women across the University.
+–Women Creating Change
Women Creating Change engages distinguished feminist scholars from diverse fields throughout Columbia University who focus on contemporary global problems affecting women and on the roles women play in addressing these problems.
Explore Lifelong Learning+–Executive Education Program
Develop skills across career and life stages through the Executive Education Program.
+–Women in Leadership: Expanding Influence and Leading Change
The research and evidence is clear: inclusive leaders and inclusive organizations outperform those that are not, yet women remain underrepresented in all levels of management. This program is designed to help elevate the impact of women leaders – enabling them to navigate the business landscape, develop and leverage their talents, and step into roles of greater influence. Learn more here.
+–Career Management Center
+–Personalized 1:1 Career Coaching
Meet one-on-one with a career advisor to develop personalized career management strategies.
Access Insights to Board Service+–Board Service
Advancing Your Candidacy for Corporate Boards On September 10, 2019, Columbia Business School's Women Circle hosted a candid discussion on the path for women to corporate board service.
+–Corporate Governance Program
Columbia Business School’s Corporate Governance Program equips executives and professionals who currently serve or are interested in serving on corporate boards with the knowledge required to excel as stewards of shareholders that promote long-term and sustainable value creation.
Into the Boardroom: How to Get Your First Seat on a Corporate Board By D.K. Light – a great book with lots of practical information on how to get on a board.
Women on Board: Insider Secrets to Getting on a Board and Succeeding as a DirectorBy Susan Stautberg and Nancy Calderon
+–Databases & Sources
- Women’s Forum Corporate Board Database
- National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
- Direct Women
- Women in the Boardroom
- Resume Writer: Deborah Blumenthal
Connect with CBS Centers and Programs+–The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics supports conferences and curricula around diversity, equity, and inclusion and serves as a resource for teaching and research on the ethics and governance challenges confronting business leaders.
+–The Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing
The Heilbrunn Center is committed to supporting women at Columbia Business School who are interested in investment management, helping women currently within the industry succeed, and developing a pipeline of women at the undergraduate level. Through scholarships and fellowships, events for female industry professionals, and targeted partnerships with organizations such as 100 Women in Finance and the CFA Society, the center is a central resource for women in investment management. More information on activities for alumnae and female students can be found on the website or by contacting Meredith Trivedi, Managing Director.
Learn About Resources for the Next Generation+–Columbia Women in Business
The Columbia Women in Business (CWiB) student club provides education, support, and friendship to its membership through events such as the annual CWiB Conference, community service opportunities, Columbia Women's Week, and alumnae outreach.
+–Laidlaw Columbia Business Scholars
The Laidlaw Foundation provides crucial financial assistance to exceptional female MBA candidates who might not otherwise be able to afford business school. In addition to an unparalleled education, they receive entrée into an expanding community of talented Laidlaw Columbia Business Scholars (LCBS). Through programming, mentorship, and organizational partnerships, the LCBS community supports and augments members’ success both at school and on into their careers.
+–Deferred Enrollment Program
The Columbia Business School Deferred Enrollment Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain a few years of work experience with a guarantee of admission to Columbia's highly selective MBA program, and the flexibility to begin the full-time program two to five years after college graduation.