Women, over 50% of the population, make up only 36.7% of business school classrooms, a number that has climbed less than 3% in 10 years.
Former MBA admissions officer and MBA recruiter, Nicole Lindsay hopes to change these statistics with the launch of her new website, http://www.DiversityMBAPrep.com, on Sept. 13.
DiversityMBAPrep.com is the first online community to bring together women and minorities interested in pursuing MBA degrees.
“I developed this website because I want to see more women and minorities in MBA programs,” Nicole Lindsay, founder of DiversityMBAPrep.com, said. “To increase the number of women and minorities in business school, we need to broaden the discussion beyond 15 MBA programs, and we need to provide candidates with guidance and information that inspires and excites them about business school.”
http://www.DiversityMBAPrep.com will provide a structured approach to applying to business school with resources to guide candidates through the 10-step application process and provide checklists for each step of the application.
Through her blog, Lindsay will provide clear and honest advice to help women and minorities succeed in the admissions process and build skills that will allow them to be successful on campus and in their careers.
“Ultimately, this is about diversifying corporations, non-profits, entrepreneurial endeavors, it’s about leveling the playing field,” Lindsay said. “If that excites you, we would love to partner with you in achieving that mission.”
About Nicole Lindsay
Lindsay earned her BS in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut, JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, and MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
She has served as Associate Director of Admissions and Student Affairs at the Yale School of Management, Vice President of Talent Development at Management Leadership for Tomorrow, and as an MBA recruiter at Goldman Sachs. Lindsay was also the founding Executive Director of New York Needs You.
She was the recipient of the 2011 University of Connecticut Honors Program Distinguished Alumna Award and the 2010 Rebirth Renaissance Award for Perpetuating Excellence and Leading Generation Now from the New York Urban League Young Professionals.
Lindsay is currently writing her first book on women and graduate business school.