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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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zhyl
conmisdosmanos
amanda2010cn (Admitted to Darden)
westsew
lesdeux
sneaky
justniky
DesiGirl
BSbound
Mystik742

Other female GMATClub members:

11MBA
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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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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, 13:33
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HCGirl10 wrote:
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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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123202067

discuss?


This is really cool... but obtaining a work visa in France is very difficult compared to the US !
Also we need to know French.

Even if schools give good funding usually students prefer US to France / Europe etc
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I think increasing the representation of women in high-level business positions is an admirable goal, but I don't particularly agree with the way they're going about it. This is just a knee-jerk reaction on my part-but my impression of quota systems is that they create a) bad blood and b) can be abused.

However, it seems like many women who were previously opposed are getting on board and I'll admit that I know little about the political history of France.
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I think increasing the representation of women in high-level business positions is an admirable goal, but I don't particularly agree with the way they're going about it. This is just a knee-jerk reaction on my part-but my impression of quota systems is that they create a) bad blood and b) can be abused.

However, it seems like many women who were previously opposed are getting on board and I'll admit that I know little about the political history of France.



Agreed. I am certainly more in favor of women (everyone) attaining these positions based on merit and mutual respect. Such a law could even call worthy candidates into question based on gender. Personally, I hate that being female can give me an edge even as I appreciate it during this application process. It's all part of the huge problem of "creating" equality where it doesn't exist. Is it a necessary evil? I can't tell.
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Hi Sneaky,

Welcome to the forum, and congrats on the invite(s)!

You might find this thread to be helpful: business-attire-for-women-58705.html

Also this one, to a lesser extent re: clothing, but still: come join the ladies:
calling-all-female-mba-applicants-84636.html

Most of the interview apparel discussion relates to the menfolk on these boards... I have not found it especially helpful, alas. There's also been a fair amount of debate about how appropriate a black suit is in interview situations -- some say it's only appropriate at funerals -- but this is probably not make-or-break in any situation and certainly not for school admissions interviews. Besides, you're in better shape than I am (only one suit! - black) because you have a whole selection from which to choose. Wear what fits you and looks professional. What you describe sounds good to me.

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Awesome thread! Please add me to the list... I like everything pink and dream of being a housewife.


...after I take over the world as a powerful CEO of a Fortune 100 firm.

Muahahahaha.
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My first post :-D now that I'm sleeping and breathing normally again after a stressful application period. Please add me to the list! Good luck to everyone!

R2
Wharton - first app, looks like a draft to me now (ding)
Kellogg - Accepted!
NYU - ding? (Interview invite 3/25/10)
HBS - Interview
Haas R3 - waiting

R3
Stanford - Thinking about applying

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Talk about being surprised, totally out of the blue this morning...got an interview invite from NYU! I was certain it would be a ding since I haven't heard anything from them while others have already received decisions.

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biotech girl- Wharton was the same for me! I can't believe I thought my essays were good enough at the time. Did you end up applying to Stanford R3? That forum's been really quiet for R3 and so far I think I'm the only one...


I don't even want to read my Wharton essays haha but things could not have worked out for the better, I got into my first choice HBS for R2! :-D I was holding off submitting R3 Stanford until I heard from HBS, but pretty relieved I don't have to think about apps or essays anymore.

Best of luck on Stanford R3, not a bad thing if there's less R3 applicants!
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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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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, 11:48
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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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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