The journey doesn’t end at graduation. Alumnae stay engaged, grow their skills, and make new connections through the CBS Women’s Circle, lifelong learning, recent thought leadership, and access to career resources and a diverse professional network.

Stay Engaged


Become a Women’s Circle Admissions Advocate

By contacting admitted students to welcome them to Columbia Business School and/or helping undecided admits learn more about Columbia Business School, Women’s Circle Admissions Advocates allow candidates to experience firsthand the unique strength of the School’s network as they are making choices about where to apply and attend school. Women’s Circle members can contact [email protected] for more information.

Become an Admissions Ambassador

Help build the future generation of business leaders by interviewing prospective students as an admissions ambassador.

She Opened the Door

The She Opened the Door initiative, which began with a historic conference in New York City in 2018, aims to enlighten, educate, elevate, and to empower Columbia women across the University.

Women Creating Change

Women Creating Change engages distinguished feminist scholars from diverse fields throughout Columbia University who focus on contemporary global problems affecting women and on the roles women play in addressing these problems.


Explore Lifelong Learning


Executive Education Program

Develop skills across career and life stages through the Executive Education Program.

Women in Leadership: Expanding Influence and Leading Change

The research and evidence is clear: inclusive leaders and inclusive organizations outperform those that are not, yet women remain underrepresented in all levels of management. This program is designed to help elevate the impact of women leaders – enabling them to navigate the business landscape, develop and leverage their talents, and step into roles of greater influence. Learn more here.

Career Management Center

Explore career resources and visit the Career Management Center to advance your professional growth.

Personalized 1:1 Career Coaching

Meet one-on-one with a career advisor to develop personalized career management strategies.


Access Insights to Board Service


Board Service

Advancing Your Candidacy for Corporate Boards

On September 10, 2019, Columbia Business School's Women Circle hosted a candid discussion on the path for women to corporate board service.



Corporate Governance Program

Columbia Business School’s Corporate Governance Program equips executives and professionals who currently serve or are interested in serving on corporate boards with the knowledge required to excel as stewards of shareholders that promote long-term and sustainable value creation.




Into the Boardroom: How to Get Your First Seat on a Corporate Board, by D.K. Light – a great book with lots of practical information on how to get on a board.

Women on Board: Insider Secrets to Getting on a Board and Succeeding as a Director, by Susan Stautberg and Nancy Calderon.



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