Rutgers Business School is committed to developing women leaders for tomorrow’s evolving workforce through innovation, education, and community-building opportunities. The Rutgers Business School Center for Women in Business was created to support and fulfill this vision.
The goal of the Center is to create a thought leadership loop between students, alumnae, corporations, and faculty so that all groups benefit from the programs developed by the Center to advance women in business. Our mission is to develop women business leaders by removing barriers and empowering them with the confidence and expertise necessary to enter and succeed in a continuously evolving workforce.
Rutgers Business School's new center has goals of empowering women and fostering inclusion and diversity in business.
Support the Center
Your donations help us to create programming and scholarships that will open doors for women leaders in business.
How to Get Involved
The Center's programmatic offerings are designed to provide RBS students and alumnae access, opportunities, and education that will empower them with the confidence and skills necessary for them to advance as women in business.
As the Center continues to grow, we invite and encourage our corporate partners and alumni to connect with us to develop and enhance these initiatives.
Small cohorts of students learn leadership lessons in a roundtable setting from senior women in industry.
Peer Networking Groups
Peer networking cohorts for early-career alumnae to discuss gender-based leadership challenges and hold each other accountable for personal goal setting.
Skills-based workshops on topics relevant to building confidence in women such as salary negotiation, executive presence, etc.
Student Case Competition
A one-day case competition focusing on a specific topic and is groundbreaking in nature due to its requirement of a women majority team.
Women Focused Mentorship
The goal is to develop a new mentoring program with objectives related to women's leadership development for target groups, such as 1st generation female college students. We also plan to increase the representation of women mentors in the RBS mentor pool.
By providing scholarships we are working to remove barriers for female students by enabling financial access to education, as well as financial support for deserving students to attend educational events that support their learning and growth.
The Center will facilitate collaboration and the exchange of research ideas between industry and academia through seminars, conferences, workshops and joint research projects that relate to gender in the workplace. Additionally, it will partner with think tanks who do pioneering research in the area of women’s business leadership.
The Center will partner with the Office of Development to expand the speaker series by inviting high profile women executives to participate. The Center will host an informal networking session after.
Lifetime Learning Opportunities
The Center will partner with RBS Executive Education to aid in content development for new Certificate programs and mini-MBA courses targeted toward women in leadership roles.
Partner with Institute for Women's Leadership (IWL) fellow members and other women advocacy groups to advocate for increased representation of women in traditionally male-dominated fields, overall advocacy to close the gender wage gap, and to bring any concerns of RBS women (faculty, staff, alumnae, and students) to the attention of the RBS Dean.
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, or if you are interested in getting involved.