Whether in subtle and informal ways or through company-sponsored networking groups, women are taking it upon themselves to build their own girls’ networks in the hope that, one day, they’ll rival the old boys’ ones.
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Still sitting on the fence about whether you want to pursue that MBA degree? Not sure you want to spend the money, miss out on two years’ salary, or, more importantly, if a career in business meshes with your life…
You’re interested in an MBA, but worried it might steer you into a career with no room for self-expression?
When the traditional two-year, full-time MBA program just isn’t in the cards, take heart. There’s a growing contingent of alternatives for the career-minded woman, whether considering an MBA in the near future or planning for it further down the career path.
“You’ll never know everything. It’s an ocean of information that you take in, in a couple of glassfuls a day."
Dean Deborah Merrill-Sands’ Op-Ed is featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, adding to the lively national conversation about Sheryl Sandberg’s best-selling book.
From open enrollment to closed, alumni-only programs to short executive sessions and longer certificate programs, now there are more, and more varied, continuing education alternatives for you to choose from.
“Marketing is where the fun is,” says William Carner, who teaches marketing in the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin.
In less than four years, there will be 10,000 more women in the world with a business education. And according to Goldman, Sachs & Co., the benefits of that education will accrue to far more people than those directly receiving it.
Now, more than ever, appreciation for the world’s diversity and the ability to be effective in diverse environments and to learn from various cultural perspectives is what defines a good manager.