This is a much broader topic of "why" the percentage of women average around 30% at US business schools. However, I am wondering, as a woman applying to business school, what does this low percentage reflect to hopeful women MBA's?
Are top programs trying to bring business schools more in line with the men/women makeup of businesses getting closer to 50%? Does this hurt the chances of women applying because the percentages of the present bschool population are so low?
Maybe this might seem like a silly question, but I have been wondering about it as I overanalyze my application process
. I apologize if this is the incorrect forum to place this post in, but I would appreciate any insights form anyone on the board.
The reasons that women are so below parity in business schools are complex. My personal take on one aspect of the situation is at "
The Catalyst study mentioned in that post deals with the reasons women form a smaller percentage of most MBA classes than men. You may also want to look at the
To answer your question, business schools desperately want to increase the percentage of women in their classes. Your gender can only help you in the admissions process.