Forté Foundation, with How to MBA and UNC Kenan-Flagler, have examined how getting an MBA can dramatically impact women’s pay and position within their industry and organization. In addition, we highlight some of the top business schools that are creating programs and initiatives to better serve their female student body as well as profiling female executives who have received their MBA. Some key findings: Women with their MBA see pay gains of 55-65% of their pre-MBA salary within five years of graduation. Companies with female board directors, experience on average, a 53% higher return on equity. 85% of MBA graduates attribute their MBA in advancing their careers.