1) Somewhat, varies by program
2) Yes, but not the way you have it written
3) Just being accepted and not attending, no - as long as you decline with a respectable amount of runway
These programs are one of THE premier ways that the top business schools identify top female talent for their programs. They're a great way to get to know admissions directors in a smaller setting. The fact that they have these should give you an indication of how much they invest in identifying female and diverse applicants. You should definitely attend the ones of the schools you are very serious about. It can definitely be a leg up. So to my answer in #2, no, getting IN doesn't give you any brownie points, but attending can definitely give you a leg up.
I hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions!
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