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Females and the application process [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 10:01
OK, I don't see much about this around the Forums,
so I was wondering if you could comment a bit on the challenges and advantages for women applying to top MBA programs (some say it's much easier to get in- but others say this is false).

Also, what do you think are the greatest challenges for a women in a top program?

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Good question, although I don't think that the challenges or advantages are actually very significant. Most schools are skewed more heavily toward men, so in the interest of recruiting a diverse class, they're interested in bringing in women. So, all things being perfectly equal, I would guess that a woman has a slight advantage, but outside of this theoretical situation I don't think women have much of an advantage just because they're women.

Similarly, when it comes to admissions, I don't think that women are disadvantaged in any way. I've received some questions from women who have stepped out of the workforce to have children, and now want to apply to b-school. They worry that they will look soft or not focused on their careers. But I argue that they can actually put together a very compelling application (as long as they have a good "Why MBA?" answer, just like everyone else), simply because they have a unique story to tell.

In school, I don't think women are at much of a disadvantage. The only time when I personally saw some of it was when some women didn't speak up in the classroom as much as they could or should have. But in recruiting, I saw some companies give a slight preference to women (especially in male-dominated industries), so it works both ways!

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One clear advantage single women have are the odds of finding a mate. At most schools, you have the benefit of a 2:1 ratio. Although, I have hear several MBA women retort "The odds may be good, but the goods are definitely odd."
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