Women in the MBA

Smith Women MBAs

At the Smith School, we pride ourselves on the confident, unique leaders we develop through rigorous course work and real-world learning projects. And each of our students brings a valuable and rich background with them to the classroom and out into the world.

Listen to how three alumnae describe their Smith MBA experience in this special "Voices of Smith" podcast with Vice Dean Dr. Joyce E.A. Russell.

Women MBA Events

Two-time Terp Brenda Freeman ’87, MBA ’91, isn’t shy about offering advice to women, no matter what stage they are in their careers. She headlined the school's third annual Women Leading Women event on April 24, 2014, during which she talked to the crowd about fitting into different corporate cultures, finding a good mentor and having a good work-life balance, among other things. Read more and watch video.

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is a proud sponsor of the 2014 National Association of Women MBAs Conference in Washington, D.C., in fall 2014.

Women MBA Clubs
The Smith Association of Women MBAs (SAWMBA) is the Robert H. Smith School of Business’s chapter of MBA Women International (formerly National Association of Women MBAs). The mission of SAWMBA is to celebrate the advancement of women in the business world, foster relationships inside and outside the University of Maryland community, and create professional, academic and personal resources for Smith women.

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Smith Builds Momentum on Women's Issues / Women@Smith Spotlights
College Park, Md. - August 8, 2014 - New scholarships, alliances and program innovations will expand opportunities for women at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, which already offers a range of initiatives designed to empower aspiring female managers.

UMD Robert H. Smith School of Business Named Member of Forté Foundation
College Park, Md. – July 7, 2014 – The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland was one of only six institutions named as 2014 sponsor of the Forté Foundation, a consortium of major corporations, business schools and non-profit organizations that champions women for leadership roles in business.