Women at Berkeley Haas 

Advancing Paths to Leadership

Our female students often name our Confidence Without Attitude culture and small-but-diverse MBA community among the top reasons why they chose Haas over other business schools. 

We encourage you to connect with our students to hear more about what makes Berkeley Haas a place where women feel like they belong and thrive.

Women in Leadership Club and Conference

The Women in Leadership (WIL) club serves the Berkeley Haas community through a series of professional, educational, and social events designed to enhance the understanding and appreciation of women's roles in business while equipping WIL members to achieve success.

For nearly 20 years, the Women in Leadership Conference at Haas has been bringing together more than 400 women and men annually to connect and learn from each other, and to develop the skills that help women advance their paths to leadership.

WIL is also actively involved in leading the Women's Workshop at the Diversity Symposium, and offers regular social events including an annual retreat for Haas students and partners.

Gender Equity Initiative at Haas

The Gender Equity Initiative at Haas was formed by a group of students who wanted to take action to achieve gender parity at Berkeley Haas. Within the first year, the group produced outstanding results through collaboration among students, staff, and alumni, and through research and analysis with leading faculty.

The ultimate goal is for Berkeley Haas to lead the top business schools in increasing female representation in management positions by developing leaders with the experience, skills, and understanding to drive gender equity.

Campus Resources

Organizations We Collaborate With

  • Forté, a nonprofit consortium of leading companies and top business schools working together to improve access for women to business education and opportunities.
  • National Association of Women MBAs, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing women into leadership.

VIDEO: Women @ Haas webinar

Join Admissions and the Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership for a discussion about how we're supporting women throughout the application process and resources available to women once they get to campus.

Have Questions? We're Here to Help!

Want to learn more about what it's like to be a women at Haas? We'd love to tell you!

Contact the Women in Leadership Club.