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Getting On The Board: GWSB Picks Fellows

The School has announced the 15 members of the inaugural class for a highly selective fellowship program aimed at increasing the presence of women on corporate boards.

On The Board is sponsored by GWSB and the International Women’s Forum (IWF) and will formally kick off in February 2013 with the arrival of the first fellows on the Foggy Bottom campus. The program is funded through a gift from Linda Rabbitt, founder and CEO of Rand Construction Corporation, GW trustee and IWF member.

The 15 women picked for the first class, from a large applicant pool, are executives who work in a wide range of fields, from women’s organizations, to investment banking, to accountancy.

The program is being launched at a critical time, when more than 1,000 corporate directors are men older than 70 who are heading for retirement. Meanwhile, for the last decade, women’s representation on boards has stalled at 16 percent.

“By changing business at the very top level, and pulling it into the 21st century, we will also affect change in the larger business environment and society overall,” said Dean Doug Guthrie.

On The Board is structured as three residences in Washington, D.C., in February, July and November.  While the fellows are in town, they will participate in training, development and coaching in such areas as corporate strategy, crisis management, ethical and responsible decision-making, corporate finance, leadership communications and regulatory compliance, and attend networking events.

For more on On The Board, including a list of fellows, go here.




Posted by gwsb on December 18, 2012 | Filed under: GWSB News.

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MBA Admissions and Experience Blog

The members of the MBA Admissions team contribute to the blog with postings about recruitment tours, events, interviews with current students, and insights about the admissions process. The team is composed of:

Christopher Storer, Executive Director
Jason Garner, Associate Director
Patsy Torres, Assistant Director
Jason Smith, Assistant Director
Shelly Heinrich, Admissions Consultant
Jessica Page, Coordinator