It gives me great pride to see these collected stories. I have had the great opportunity to meet many of the women profiled here, learn more about their experiences and successes, and understand the impacts of an MBA from Frankfurt School on their personal and professional lives.
As the Programme Director for the MBA in International Healthcare Management, it is important for me to achieve equal participation of female participants in the classroom. However, advocating for representation goes beyond classroom demographics and into other aspects of the programme, such as increasing the participation of female lecturers and guest speakers, and helping to create a collegial atmosphere where women excel, connect, and celebrate success.
There are many benefits to completing an MBA programme, and each graduate carries a very personal collection of experiences and learnings in addition to the academic degree earned. For our students, studying an MBA also offers the opportunity to gain access to a supportive, inspiring, and diverse community; positive role models that encourage and redefine what is possible.
There are two specific images for me that illustrate Frankfurt School’s MBA Women. The first is of the MBA participants who represented our school at the MBA World Summit 2019 in Sydney, Australia. With women from different countries and backgrounds, we represent Frankfurt School at global events.
From left to right: Vaishali Bendre, me, Shasha Yuan, Katarina Gelke
The second image was taken in the student lounge on MBA Opening Night. Now MBA graduates, these women have started their own companies, moved across the country and globally to advance their careers, and flourished as individuals and leaders representing our Frankfurt School community.
From left to right: Nhoriebe St Pierre, Katharina Ronstedt, Lydia Kirchner, Joan Langley, Nadia Gasmi, Sonia Konrad
If you are thinking about an MBA, let some of these stories inspire you. Reach out to our recruitment team who can provide highly individualized guidance regarding which MBA programme would best suit your profile. We are waiting for you to join us!