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Following up on a post by 2012dreams, this thread is to discuss particular scholarships/fellowships for women, interesting facts about female applicants, recruiting and on-campus events, application strategies, or just discuss some of the things we'll be dealing with "trying to balance work and life" (however cliche that may be).

List of current female GMATClubbers applying for the class of 2012. If I missed you, please, add your name to the list:

ElleBee (DUKE)
HCGirl10
2012dreams
MBAgirl2010
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ariel
aditi123
cozmo8
claire84
kbonnie
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Salisaaa
thescientist
alymarie
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ChicagoGurl2012
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annae
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klr
anu1979
mashazee
theDreamChaser
manasa
zippy10
ykostyuk
dcdevil
gottabwise
zhyl
conmisdosmanos
amanda2010cn (Admitted to Darden)
westsew
lesdeux
sneaky
justniky
DesiGirl
BSbound
Mystik742

Other female GMATClub members:

11MBA
mrsmarthi
marymary
piyatiwari (class of 2011)


Useful threads for Women applicants:
business-attire-for-women-58705.html
http://www.shirky.com/weblog/2010/01/a- ... out-women/

Thanks!

To kick-off the discussion. During a Forte forum I attended recently, Admissions directors mentioned that in order to balance the Men:Women ratio they do not plan to accept women at lesser standards, but are trying to broaden the spectrum of female applicants that apply so they can get more qualified female candidates. Indeed, the main focus of the forum seemed to be to attract women who are looking into other fields such as law and medicine and to make them consider MBA as an option.

On another note, it would be interesting to see this year and last year what percentage of GMATClub women who applied got accepted to the top schools and if that differs from the rest of the applicant pool.

What do you think?
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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2009, 10:44
Great thread to get going. I am a female applicant but don't intend to apply until next fall, so I don't think I can be added to the list. However, I am still very interested to hear what you guys have to say about the application process.

I think the admission officer you met is definitely right about the push to get more female MBA students. I do see a lot of schools are increasing their percentage of women in their student body. Wharton and NYU for example both reached the 40% for the first time this fall. Although, I'm sure the admissions officer is right about accepting only qualified women, I do think the criteria is more relaxed for female applicants. When male and female applicants with similarly impressive stats apply, the female applicant will usually get into more and better programs than the male. Don't know if this observation is in line what your experiences as well.
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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2009, 10:53
Wow....MBAgirl2010, it really is a a good thread. I hope to join this thread, but it will soon be decided in next couple of days. But I am sure I may peek thru this thread.

Appreciate your initiation. :)
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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2009, 10:57
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Appreciate your initiation. :)


I want to give credit where credit is due. 2012dreams sparked the idea here: country-specific-applicant-discussions-should-we-implement-84401.html#p633783 . I just got the discussion started :)
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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2009, 11:29
Put me on the "other" list, I'm planning on applying for the class of 2013.

I agree that they aren't blatantly letting unqualified women in, but I do think it at least acts as a tiebreaker if a qualified male and female were pitted against each other.
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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2009, 11:37
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Tracing old discussions here are the all female candidates I found and their results. Please, post a note if you want to update this list in any way:

'09 Profiles:
isa - kellog
OlgaN - Oxford Said
nevergiveup - no info
RJ - no info
Jerseygirl2009 - no info
Madz - no info
sparkysan - no info
wolffali - accepted at Cornell and UT Auistin
nj24 - MIT Sloan
SV6 - Accepted at Duke and NYU
trucker - no info
rosav - accepted H/S/W/haas/LBS
goldfishee27 - accepted Wharton/Duke
Mclaughlin - no info
chaospersonified - Kenan Flagler
Sept09 - accepted Booth/LBS
Virflo - accepteed Insead/Wharton
jcl246 - accepted Kellogg/Ross/Booth
Zoemoe - Wharton
hv210284 - Haas
hardaway7 - NYU Stern
peaceyall - Michigan
greenoak - Oxford
skaballet - Ross
aaudetat - Duke grad.
FairPlay - London Business School
k88 -- FY - not sure where she decided to go.
chitchat - FY Haas
bigbad - FY Harvard

'08 Profiles:
mba2010 - Kellogg
ishcabibble - OSU Fisher
nervousgmat - Kellogg, accepted Ross/Dike/Kenan-Flagler/Yale/Booth/Darden
ran chen - no info
kavet83 - no info
todolist - Columbia
Columbia08 - No info
ApolloLuna - Kellogg (accepted Kellogg/Booth)
toDoorNot - HEC
Darden2010 - Ross
malumier - Booth
uphillclimb - No info
jc2010 - accepted Haas/Duke/Mit/Foster
sonalbahl - no info
nupurgupt - Wharton
jenjen - Kellogg
solidcolor - Johnson
carryonbag - Haas/Columbia
ghgirl - Kellogg (accepted Kellogg/Booth)
livingfossil - Ross
navy01 - NYU Stern
TJ - accepted Duke/Kellogg/Sloan
Jann - Booth
prospective mba - Cornell
Angel652001 - Booth
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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2009, 11:48
Excellent idea for a thread. any interest in a chat for female applicants - we could invite female students?

This thread should give you more usernames from prior years..

business-attire-for-women-58705.html

Here are some I remember..

k88 -- FY - not sure where she decided to go.
chitchat - FY Haas
bigbad - FY Harvard
skaballet - SY at Ross
FairPlay - SY at London Business School
nervousgmat - SY Kellogg
aaudetat - Duke grad.

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Tracing the '09 Profiles here are the all female candidates I found and their results. Please, post a note if you want to update this list in any way:

isa - kellog
OlgaN - Oxford Said
nevergiveup - no info
RJ - no info
Jerseygirl2009 - no info
Madz - no info
sparkysan - no info
wolffali - accepted at Cornell and UT Auistin
nj24 - MIT Sloan
SV6 - Accepted at Duke and NYU
trucker - no info
rosav - accepted H/S/W/haas/LBS
goldfishee27 - accepted Wharton/Duke
Mclaughlin - no info
chaospersonified - Kenan Flagler
Sept09 - accepted Booth/LBS
Virflo - accepteed Insead/Wharton
jcl246 - accepted Kellogg/Ross/Booth
Zoemoe - Wharton
hv210284 - Haas
hardaway7 - NYU Stern
peaceyall - Michigan
greenoak - Oxford
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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2009, 12:14
Great thread! Thanks for including me!
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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2009, 12:37
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Great thread! Thanks for including me!


Since we are applying to similar schools I am hoping we can help improve the numbers of GMATClub women at h/s/w :wink: Good luck with you R1 apps, are you doing all three in R1?
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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2009, 13:00
Would certainly be nice! Yes, I'm doing all of my apps R1. Submitted HBS on Monday and Wharton this AM - feels GREAT to have those off my plate.

How about you?

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Great thread! Thanks for including me!


Since we are applying to similar schools I am hoping we can help improve the numbers of GMATClub women at h/s/w :wink: Good luck with you R1 apps, are you doing all three in R1?
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Would certainly be nice! Yes, I'm doing all of my apps R1. Submitted HBS on Monday and Wharton this AM - feels GREAT to have those off my plate.

How about you?


I am taking things slowly and trying to do my best with every app. I took my HBS app through hell and back with revisions and had several alumnae friends read through essays for advice, etc. As a result I am really happy with what came out (also exhausted). I will do Wharton and Emory with the same approach for R2, this way I have no regrets as to what I could have done better (plus I'm not in a rush). Thinking of dropping Stanford for family reasons.
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That sounds like a great plan. I know how you feel about HBS. I killed myself on HBS and Stanford, and as a result, I was not quite as happy with the Wharton result. You may have made the better decision by not rushing to get it in if you aren't yet happy with the end product!

Good luck... now begins the long wait until the end of the month when we hear about those HBS interviews!

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Would certainly be nice! Yes, I'm doing all of my apps R1. Submitted HBS on Monday and Wharton this AM - feels GREAT to have those off my plate.

How about you?


I am taking things slowly and trying to do my best with every app. I took my HBS app through hell and back with revisions and had several alumnae friends read through essays for advice, etc. As a result I am really happy with what came out (also exhausted). I will do Wharton and Emory with the same approach for R2, this way I have no regrets as to what I could have done better (plus I'm not in a rush). Thinking of dropping Stanford for family reasons.
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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2009, 03:02
I hear the interviews may be announced in the third week of the month. 20 days are a fairly short time, I wonder how the HBS adcom would pull that off.

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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2009, 04:52
Another Class of 2012 female applicant here. MBAgirl2010, thanks for starting this thread :)
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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2009, 05:50
please add me to the list too
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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2009, 19:01
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please add me to the list too

Added :)

Do you ladies want to gather up for a chat? If so, lets pick a good time.
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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2009, 19:11
great thread! count me in...
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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 04:49
I'm down for whenever, MBAgirl2010. How about next week? Since not everyone can log in from work, how about we say 8 or 9pm EST (that way folks on the west coast can join too). If there is interest from applicants in Europe/Asia, etc perhaps we can schedule something over the weekend?
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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 09:02
Thanks for starting this thread! I am applying for fall 2010 too...
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Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 15:15
Hi! Count me in too :-D

I still have to finish up my re-take for my GMAT, and after that, hopefully I'll be sending out apps for R1 and R2. I'd love to go to Sloan

Good luck everyone!
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