The Value of an MBA for Women

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Posted April 2, 2013 by Marcy Twete in On the Ladder
Big thanks to Forte Foundation for this incredible infographic. Here’s the info from Forte:

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.


About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is the author of "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works" and a career expert who believes in order to be empowered in your career, you must be surrounded with resources and a network that both supports and challenges you. Marcy began her own networking journey as a professional fundraiser in the nonprofit industry, honed those skills as a fundraising consultant, and in 2012 networked her way to nearly 1 million readers as the CEO of the professional development website Career Girl Network.

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