Three female Simon Business School students walk along the University of Rochester campus

Creating opportunities for better business.

Simon Business School is deeply committed to creating opportunities for female leaders to learn and excel within their chosen professions. We know that diversifying teams and the business sector leads to greater innovation and more successful enterprises overall. Just one more reason why Simon Business School maintains a deep commitment to all forms of diversity in our campus community.

Top MBA For Women In The US
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Top MBA For Women In The World
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In addition to a world-class education, we offer the women in our MBA program platforms a wealth of opportunities to network with other women in business and gain practical on-the-job experience.

A Strong Partnership with Forté

Simon Business School has a long history of support and engagement with Forté, a consortium of major corporations and top business schools dedicated to increasing the presence of women in business. Women in Simon’s Full-Time MBA program can leverage these resources to grow their professional networks, connect with companies that are hiring, and make their Simon experience more affordable. 

Benefits to women in Simon’s MBA program include:

As an MBA candidate, women can explore higher education and career opportunities through Forté Forums, a multi-city educational and networking series featuring multiple business schools and corporations.

Forté Fellowships

Learn more about the Forté Fellowships program, offering financial support ranging from $10,000 to full-tuition awards for talented, civic-minded students in the MBA program. All students, regardless of sex, are considered for the Forté Fellowship. For more information, please contact us at

Join a platform for students participating in summer internships with New York-based companies to establish networks and share their experiences as women in business.


All MBA candidates, regardless of sex, are considered for the Forté Fellowship.

For more information about Forté partnership or applying for a Forté Fellowship at Simon, please contact us at or (585) 275-3533.

Simon Women in Business

Both throughout their time at Simon and long after they graduate, female MBA students can count on the support of Simon Women in Business (SWiB), an organization that focuses on developing the tools, resources, and connections necessary to help women obtain fulfilling internships and successful careers. The action-focused SWiB engages students, faculty, staff, and alumni through programs and information dedicated to the real issues and concerns of women in the business world.

Women’s Conference: See Yourself Here

Women’s Conference gives MBA candidates a taste of life at Simon and the chance to learn more about opportunities for leadership and career development. The programming also showcases Simon's commitment to women’s advancement in business management through our affiliation with Forté. Women’s Conference is open to all prospective MBA students and applicants.

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Women in Consulting: Prachi Soni ’13S (MBA) and Mikayla Hart ’16S (MBA)