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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.

2015 MBALaunch for Women

Designed for women interested in applying to an MBA program in Fall 2015 for enrollment in Fall 2016
Are you planning to enroll in an MBA program in Fall 2016? Forté MBALaunch for Women is a 10-month program that will provide you with guidance, resources, and ongoing support in the MBA application process. The program includes a one-day launch event, monthly webinars, peer group meetings, and feedback from experienced advisors. Forté MBALaunch for Women will give you a clear road map to help you navigate the MBA application process.

The 2015 program is hosted in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, London, New York, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.


  • Attend a one-day kick-off event featuring intensive workshops with experienced speakers
  • A two-month intensive GMAT preparation with 13 webinars, 4 study sessions, and 2 practice tests facilitated by leading test prep companies
  • Gain insights and advice about the admissions process through 8 months of webinars, discussion groups, and assignments lead by experts and alumnae
  • Access to monthly Office Hours meetings to speak with experts about the questions that concern you the most
  • Attend monthly peer group meetings and gather application feedback from peers and your MBA alumnae advisor
  • Over 20 business schools will waive your MBA application fee


  • Round 1 Applications for Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C.: November 2
  • Round 2 Applications for Boston, Houston, London, and Toronto: November 9
  • Final Round Applications for ALL CITIES: November 16

Apply to the 2015 MBALaunch for Women

National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA)

WPODedicated to empowering women MBAs, the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) works to propel women into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance diversity in the nation’s workforce.

NAWMBA provides exceptional networking opportunities for Fisher students.