Access & Disparities

Despite recent progress, women do not have equal access to educational opportunities. Socio-economic and racial disparities persist, particularly for immigrants and women of color. More effort needs to be focused on improving access to college preparatory and post-secondary education for low-income girls. Efforts need to include comprehensive sex education and teen pregnancy prevention as well as extended and flexible degree programs for single mothers. More focus is needed on making “hard sciences” (physics, chemistry, engineering) and technology more appealing to girls both in the classroom and as part of after-school activities.

Motivations and Barriers for Women in the Pursuit of an MBA Degree

Ultimately, women need to see that their potential sacrifices will result in positive outcomes in order for them to make the decision to attend a graduate business program.Clearly, “glass ceiling” issues are perceived as very real, and the possibility of facing these issues after a substantial investment in a graduate business degree is not an encouraging prospect. These might be bigger issues than schools can influence.


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Location: School of Social Work, Educational Conference Center 1080 S. University Avenue

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