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Emory Goizueta Announces New Scholarship to Increase Representation of Women in Business

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Usha Rackliff, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Accounting, teaching an Evening MBA Class.

Did you know that women make up more than half of the United States’ workforce?

However, women still lag substantially behind men in terms of equal pay and representation in leadership positions. For example, females represent only 7.4 percent of leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies. This statistic shows how women have to fight to prove they are capable and for a seat at the table; but Goizueta Business School wants to change that. Emory University’s Goizueta Business School is giving women some ammunition to help them change the patriarchal system that has been previously taught to earlier generations.

The Goizueta Business School is excited to announce a new scholarship specifically aimed at increasing women’s representation in business. The school received a $5 million endowment to establish the Rosemary and John Brown Family Scholars Program. With increased representation, women will be able to share their lens and perspective of the business world. 

GoizuetaENGAGE Women’s Conference in Downtown Atlanta, GA on October 28, 2016.

The program reinforces Goizueta’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and aims to provide continued learning and networking opportunities to women to chisel away at the glass ceiling that limits women from assuming leadership roles. Scholarship applicants can be admitted into any of Goizueta’s graduate programs. The recipients will benefit from small-by-design classes for a collaborative culture and highly experiential learning model. This will help the recipients to build camaraderie and continue networking during the remainder of their time at Emory. 

Sarah Beth Brown said, “My parents, Rosemary and John Brown, and our family are excited to support opportunities for women to enroll in Goizueta Business School graduate programs.” This program will be open to alumnae of Spelman College, the global leader in the education of women of African descent, and Agnes Scott College—a private women’s liberal arts college.

You can learn more about the scholarship by scheduling a consultation with the admissions team.

Alexandra Markovich
Alexandra (Alex) Markovich was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She attended Florida State University (FSU), where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English. After her time at FSU, she has continued to pursue learning more about the writing industry by enrolling herself in editing certificate programs provided by Poynter Institute and the University of Chicago. In her spare time, you can find Alex working out her local gym, perusing local book stores, taking her dogs to the local dog park, and soaking up the Miami sun!