Women’s Empowerment Institute

Smith's Women's Empowerment Institute: Empowering Future CEOs

Lauren Black, class of 2019 accounting and information systems double major, writes about the Womens Empowerment Institute at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Only 6.4 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. Out of these 32 women, zero are African American or Hispanic. As a minority woman, there are countless challenges facing leaders in a male-dominated climate. To address these concerns, the Women’s Empowerment Institute was born.

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