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FAL 2018

Leadership and Executive Development for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds

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d i v e r s i t y w o m a n . c o m Fa l l 2 0 1 8 D I V E R S I T Y W O M A N 15 ISTOCKPHOTO The Gender Wage Gap In 2017, women earned 82 percent of what their male counterparts earned, compared to 80 percent in 2007. Though that's progress, it's not nearly enough. In many management positions, women aren't faring nearly as well. Despite the overall decrease in the gender gap, human resources managers, marketing managers, and financial managers were still bringing home less than 75 percent of what their male colleagues earned. In the upper echelons of Corpo- rate America, women still have a long way to go. 2007 2017 80 percent 80 percent 74 percent 68 percent 68 percent 63 percent 82 percent 80 percent 76 percent 73 percent 74 percent 71 percent All professions Chief executives General and operations managers Human resources managers Marketing and sales managers Financial managers Women in Management Lagging Behind Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Versus N ot everyone can take two years off work to go back to school full-time. Executive MBA (EMBA) programs let profes- sional women pursue a master's in business administra- tion while juggling busy personal and professional lives. Some pro- grams require monthly on-campus visits, and some are 100 percent online, while others take a global approach. Thinking about boosting your earning power by furthering your education? These notable pro- grams show just how varied your options are. a A joint program at New York's Colum- bia University and the London Business School lets you spend time on two cam- puses—alternating weeks once a month in New York and London— and gives you access to two alumni networks. emba-global.com a Looking for an EMBA program with a STEM focus? e Executive MBA Program at the New Jersey Institute of Technolo- gy's Martin Tuchman School of Manage- ment offers a 16-month online program with some weekend on-campus sessions. management.njit.edu/academics/gradu- ate/emba a e IMM Global EMBA program at Purdue University Krannert School of Management gives students a chance to interact with managers facing similar Executive MBA Programs challenges to their own. Women made up only 29.7 percent of EMBA students in 2016. But they outnumbered men 52 percent to 48 percent in this program in 2017. Gender parity gives women "a 'ma- jority' experience in study groups, project teams, and discussions that is elusive for them in the executive workplace," says David Schoorman, Krannert's associate dean for executive education and global programs. krannert.purdue.edu/executive/ emba/IMM-Global-EMBA a e Online Executive MBA program at Washington State University, run through the university's Carson Col- lege of Business, is 100 percent online, making it convenient for any location or circumstance. onlinemba.wsu.edu/executive-mba a Ranked by eBestSchools.org as the top on-campus executive MBA program in the country, the MBA Program for Executives at the University of Pennsyl- vania Wharton School can be completed in 24 months. Students attend the Philadelphia or San Francisco campus every other weekend and in the second year spend a week at an international location. executivemba.wharton.upenn.edu DW Hot List Upfront >

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