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Women at Simon

By the Numbers

Over half our MS Class of 2017 students are women.

  • MS in Finance - 49 percent of students are women
  • MS in Accounting - 78 percent of students are women
  • MS in Marketing Analytics - 76 percent of students are women
  • MS in Business Analytics - 55 percent of students are women

Simon Business School is deeply committed to creating opportunities for female leaders to learn and excel within their chosen professions. In addition to a world-class education, we offer our female MS students platforms to network and gain practical on-the-job experience.


Throughout their time at Simon, and long after they graduate, female MS students can count on Simon Women in Business (SWiB), an organization that focuses on developing the tools, resources, and connections needed to help female students obtain fulfilling and successful careers. SWiB engages students, faculty, staff, and alumni through programs and information focusing on the real issues and concerns of women in the business world.

The organization hosts speakers and career-oriented events year-round. Past functions include:

  • Career Navigation for Women: Clearing Hurdles Through Mentoring, a roundtable series dedicated to advancing women’s participation in business, industry, as well as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields
  • Conversation with Gwen Greene, a J.P. Morgan Securities financial professional; event jointly hosted with the Financial Management Association (FMA)
  • Conversation and luncheon with Judy Schmeling, CEO and COO of HSN, Inc.
  • Personal Branding & Social Media event with Alexsandra Sukhoy '03S (MBA), author and career coach
  • Guest lecture by Deb Henretta, Group President – Beauty, Procter & Gamble
  • Internship panels for second-year women MBAs to share their interview and internship experiences
  • Dressing for Success workshop with Simon alum Tamika Nurse, Race Forward senior marketing strategist and author of The It Girl Rules
  • Valentine’s Day fundraiser for local organizations that support the educational, political, and financial stability of women
  • International Women's Day trip to the Susan B. Anthony House and Perkins Mansion

To learn more about SWiB, please contact us at or (585) 275-3533.

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