Women now make up more than half of the incoming classes in the top U.S. universities, but still only a small fraction of CEOs, board directors, NGOs and government leaders. While we’re now getting women into the game in equal numbers, we’re not yet getting them through to the top. At Kellogg, we’ve identified three critical Pivot Points where women face issues that are unique culturally and biologically:
Kellogg has a deep commitment to developing female leaders and supporting them as they navigate these stages. Additionally, Kellogg faculty are committed to addressing women’s issues more broadly through cross-disciplinary research on the impact of gender on global business.
Through our premiere MBA programs, an extensive alumni network and the Kellogg Center for Executive Women, Kellogg has an integrated suite of offerings which help women achieve a foundation in business to better navigate all the career Pivot Points and enhance their personal and professional development.
We continue to see an increase in women among our degree-program applicant pool and offer unique experiences for prospective students. For our enrolled female students, we offer two cornerstone initiatives: the Women's Business Association and the Women's Leadership Program, which is designed to support our female students at every point of their Kellogg journey and encompasses lectures, alumnae panels and guest speakers. Combined, these programs help ensure our female students are equipped to thrive in their careers – intellectually, practically and emotionally – for years to come.
We offer a variety of resources to our alumnae through our Career Management Center, including free alumni professional-development coaching and mentoring. Another resource is the Kellogg Executive Women's Network, which was founded to create opportunities to connect women professionally and personally, nurture growth and leadership and encourage alumnae to provide support for one another.
Kellogg's Center for Executive Women was launched in 2001 to help senior-level women advance to top executive and board positions. Specific programs within the Kellogg Center for Executive Women include the Women's Senior Leadership Program which equips women with the knowledge and tools needed to elevate themselves to the C-suite and beyond, and the Women's Director Development Program which trains women to effectively serve on the boards of Fortune 1000 companies.
At Kellogg, we have a long history of launching strong women into the C-suite. This includes the first female CEOs of some of the world’s largest corporations, the youngest female chair of the NAACP and the first female dean at a top 10 global business school.