Women at Owen

Owen Women’s Business Association

All women at Owen are members of the student-run WBA, whose mission is to provide opportunities to exchange ideas, network and develop strong business leadership skills, ensuring success while at Owen and long after graduation. WBA events consist of social gatherings, community service work, and networking and professional events. Examples of past activities include Faculty/Staff dinners, breast cancer awareness campaign and fundraiser, Happy Hour, Winter Break Book Club and a speaker series. Contact us at wba@owen.vanderbilt.edu.

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Admissions and Scholarships

We offer scholarships ranging from $20,000 to full tuition awarded based on the degree to which an individual demonstrates their support of the academic, personal or professional advancement of women. Click here to learn about our scholarships, including the Diversity Scholarship – Women.


Owen Women in Business Symposium
This event is especially targeted for individuals interested in learning about the challenges and opportunities facing women in business. Hear firsthand from students and alumni on what life is like as a woman in the Vanderbilt MBA program and in post-MBA careers. A corporate guest speaker lets participants know why businesses value diversity and gives advice on how to succeed. Come learn more about Vanderbilt's commitment to diversity at Owen.

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Tennessee Economic Summit for Women

This annual meeting of female minds focuses on motivating, appreciating, and elevating women in business. The event includes dynamic speakers and diverse networking opportunities.

National Association of Women MBAs National Conference

This conference and career fair is designed to assist women, both students and professionals, as they continue along the journey to develop and enhance their leadership skills.

Vanderbilt and Nashville Resources

85 Broads, Nashville Chapter
Junior League of Nashville
Ladies Who Launch, Nashville Chapter
Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center
Vanderbilt Women’s Club
Women’s Economic Council Foundation


MBA Multimedia Gallery

Jen Gianis
Jennifer Gianis
MBA 2010

Summer Associate
Modern Holdings

Owen attracts good people. They are respectful, conscientious and incredibly smart. The students are diverse in their interests and experiences. This makes for a richer learning environment.

Rita Chang
Rita Chang
MBA 2010

MBA Intern

As a woman MBA, we as a group get together once a mod outside of school to play bunko and have breakfast to catch up and relax. In the short amount of time I have spent at Owen, I have built lifelong relationships with whom I will be able to count on time and again.