Women at Berkeley Haas

Opening Paths to Leadership

Our female students tell us they thrive in our culture emphasizing Defining Leadership Principles such as Confidence Without Attitude and Question the Status Quo.

They also appreciate our track record of success in developing women in leadership. For example, the high salaries earned by alumnae of our Full-Time MBA Program earned us the #2 ranking among U.S. schools and #3 in the world for women from the Financial Times. 

You’ll be embraced and excited by a community of smart, successful, high-achieving women who support each other’s success. You can rely on their generosity and wisdom as you find your own balance among life, work, and school—just as they found theirs.

Women in Leadership Club and Conference

The Berkeley Haas Women in Leadership (WIL) club plays a major role in providing educational, professional, and social events that enhance the awareness and understanding of women’s roles in business.

For two decades, their Women in Leadership Conference has rallied more than 400 people each year to learn from and connect with each other and build skills to advance their paths to leadership and success.

Gender Equity

Recent efforts spearheaded by Full-Time MBA students raised the number of female students in that program. Today, Evening & Weekend student leaders, staff, and alumni are actively engaged in the same pursuit of gender equity in the part-time MBA program.

Berkeley Haas has also launched a new Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership. Hear Founding Director and Professor Kellie McElhaney and students discuss the purpose and activities of our Center for Equity, Gender & Leadership in this webinar.

Campus Resources

The Department of Gender and Women's Studies offers interdisciplinary perspectives on how gender is formed and intersects with other relations of power.