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Women at Fisher

If you are craving challenge, a dynamic environment, and hands-on experience that blends academic learning and personal development, the Fisher MBA is ready to embrace you.

Women here are one step ahead in becoming exceptional leaders of tomorrow, thanks to the unique opportunities that Fisher College of Business offers, ranging from excellent networking forums with women executives and exclusive scholarships to top-notch women faculty who are committed to supporting the MBA for women concept.

This commitment to supporting and developing women leaders extends throughout Fisher - from faculty and staff to students.


Inspiring Leadership

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"Fisher is dedicated to ensuring that we offer exemplary education, to instilling a great sense of purpose in the the business profession and in helping women become extraordinary leaders at the forefront of change in today's workplace."

Christine A. Poon
Dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business
Fisher College of Business

Columbus is nationally recognized for the number of successful women entrepreneurs and leaders with promising business initiatives who call the city home. 

What does this mean for you? You’ll have unique opportunities not only to learn from aspiring women leaders who are right here on your doorstep but also to build a network for your future.

Columbus offers a perfect blend of a cosmopolitan city with art, culture and entertainment and that of a welcoming, friendly atmosphere without the daily stresses of huge, highly populated cities.


Key Partnerships

Fisher College of Business partners with top women in business organizations  to create a powerful platform for success in business.

Forté Foundation

WPOFisher has partnered with the Forté Foundation to provide higher numbers of women with access to business education and networking opportunities and to encourage women to pursue careers in business. Forté hosts many events throughout the year focused on the professional and career development of prospective female MBA candidates, current students and alumni.

As a student at Fisher, you will be able to become a member of the Forté Foundation and participate in their yearly leadership conference, search their job center and attend focused career prep webinars. In addition, a select number of qualified incoming Fisher MBA students are awarded Forté Fellows each year which provides scholarship support, additional networking opportunities and a lifetime Forté membership.

Women Presidents' Organization (WPO)

WPOIn September 2009, Fisher College of Business became the exclusive educational sponsor of the Women Presidents’ Organization, which is committed to supporting and advancing the success of women entrepreneurs in the business community.

With 84 chapters on four continents (North America, South America, Europe and Africa), the WPO is the premier membership organization for multimillion-dollar businesses led by women.

National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA)

WPOFisher College of Business has been named the lead academic sponsor for the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) for its 2010 Conference in October. Dedicated to empowering women MBAs, NAWMBA works to propel women into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance diversity in the nation’s workforce.

Fisher’s partnership with NAWMBA provides exceptional networking opportunities for Fisher students. Approximately 80 Fisher students will participate in career fair and professional development workshops at the conference. Students on the conference-planning team will participate in a leadership retreat focused on organizational and professional development.