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More mid-career women pursuing EMBAs

  • The Globe and Mail
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  • Nov 10, 2017
More mid-career women pursuing EMBAs

A growing number of women are pursuing EMBAs

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When Tharani Napper, EMBA ’18, wanted to grow professionally, Ivey’s 15-month Executive MBA was the perfect fit.

It allowed her to take her business acumen to the next level, without leaving her employer, Pivina Consulting Inc., where she is director of market access.

Napper is one of a growing number of mid-career women choosing this specialty degree. A recent survey by Executive MBA Council, which represents more than 200 post-secondary institutions in 30 countries, found female students in 2017 account for 30.1 per cent of enrolment, the highest proportion historically and up from 25.3 per cent in 2013.

In an article for The Globe and Mail, J.D. Clarke, Executive Director, Masters Programs Recruiting and Admissions, discusses the growth in female participation in Ivey EMBA cohorts, while Napper gives advice for making such programs work.

"If you are going to do this, you have to realize you can't be what you were before you went into this. You have to acknowledge you are not the superstar and you can't do everything by yourself,” she says.