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New Strategies to Recruit Women Pay Dividends – The Globe and Mail

Men typically outnumber women in full-time MBA programs – a gender imbalance that has some Canadian business schools rethinking their pitch to top female candidates.

With new strategies, including one-on-one recruitment, partnerships with women leadership organizations and donor-funded awards, schools hope to foster academically strong classrooms with a diversity of gender, culture and employment experience.

Often, women try to do it all, says Elissa Sangster, executive director of the U.S. Forté Foundation, a consortium of top companies and North American business schools (Queen’s, Rotman and Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto from Canada) that supports the development of future female leaders.

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