McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Women at McDonough

At Georgetown McDonough, your goals are supported by an inclusive and powerful network of women and male allies who make a daily impact on our community.

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Women in Business

Join the Georgetown Graduate Women in Business (GWiB) club for a webinar on how McDonough is committed to increasing the representation of female business leaders.

Watch Women in Business Webinar

Focus on Women MBA Employment Report

View the employment statistics on our most recent class of female business leaders. We encourage you to learn more about the career resources that are available to help transform or advance your career.


Meet McDonough Women

Alison Davis

Alison Davis

Executive Director, J.P. Morgan
MBA’00

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Xing Gao

Xing Gao

Flex MBA Student
MBA’21

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Kirby Horvitz

Kirby Horvitz

Full-time MBA Student
MBA’21

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Kristin Kelly

Kristin Kelly

Philanthropist, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
MBA’00

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Mary Kleva

Mary Kleva

Full-time MBA Student
MBA’20

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Allison Koester

Allison Koester

Saleh Romeih Associate Professor

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Lisa Mayr

Lisa Mayr

CFO, INAP
MBA’98

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Elizabeth Pollack

Elizabeth Pollock

Senior Director of Global Consumer Marketing, Performance Health
MBA’10

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Esme Thea Rogers

Esme-Thea Rogers

HR Project Manager – Tech Diversity & Inclusion, Capital One
MBA’19

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Daniela Rodriguez

Daniela Rodriguez

Full-time MBA Student
MBA’20

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Abby Schwartz

Abby Schwartz

Marketing Manager, PepsiCo
MBA’16

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Kaitlyn Smith

Kaitlyn Smith

Full-time MBA Student
MBA’20

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Catherine Tinsley

Catherine Tinsley

Raffini Professor and Faculty Director, Women’s Leadership Institute

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Nina Vann

Nina Vann

Full-time MBA Student
MBA’20

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Ella Washington

Ella Washington

Professor of the Practice

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Resources for Women


Scholarships and Financial Assistance

John F. Dealy Scholarship – Focus on Gender Equity

The John F. Dealy Scholarship provides merit-based scholarships for students pursuing the Full-time MBA program. The award amount and number of awards vary each year. The scholarship supports students whose background or experience prove a demonstrated interest in gender equality in the fields of technology, finance, consulting, or other business fields and support the cause of gender parity in the Georgetown and broader business community. All Full-time MBA applicants will be considered based on the information provided in their application. There is a question in the background section of the application that allows applicants to show their commitment to gender equity to be considered.

The Consortium for Graduate Study of Management

The Consortium enhances diversity in business education and leadership by helping reduce the underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in MBA programs and in the ranks of management. As a member school, we provide scholarships for students who are admitted as part of The Consortium. For more information, please visit The Consortium website to learn how to complete the separate and common application. All eligible applicants are considered upon submitting a completed application to the Georgetown MBA program through The Consortium. If you are a prospective Consortium student and have questions, please email MSB-CGSM@georgetown.edu.

Georgetown MBA Merit Scholarship

The McDonough School of Business awards scholarships based on an applicant’s academic, personal, and professional accomplishments. Recipients will demonstrate ethical leadership, academic accomplishment, and professional achievements through their application and interview for the MBA program. They typically show a commitment to service to others through past and current activities. All applicants are automatically considered upon submitting a completed application to the Georgetown MBA Program.

Admit.me Access

Georgetown McDonough is a proud partner of Admit.me Access, the only free comprehensive admission resource for Underrepresented Minorities (URMs) and women interested in applying to an MBA program. Admit.me Access and Georgetown McDonough have partnered to offer an Admit.me Access member a scholarship of up to $5,000.

Forté Application Fee Waivers

Forté MBA Launch participants are eligible for an application fee waiver. Waivers will be applied automatically when you submit your application.

Forté members are eligible for an application fee reduction. Reductions will be applied automatically when you submit your application.

Additional Fee Waivers & Scholarships

On top of additional funding resources available, we also offer application fee waivers and reductions for a variety of organizations.


Events for Women Applicants


McDonough Women in the News

Venture Meets Mission Book

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Office Hours: Venture Meets Mission on Pursuing Entrepreneurship with Purpose

To help pave a path forward for mission-driven entrepreneurs, three academic leaders at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business recently published their book, Venture Meets Mission, to…

March 4, 2024

Booz Allen Hamilton innovation center in Washington DC.

Custom Executive Education

The Booz Allen Hamilton and Georgetown McDonough Partnership

In the ever-evolving landscape of business, change is the only constant. Recognizing the pivotal role that change management plays in organizational success, Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading…

March 1, 2024

KPMG Custom Executive Education students in Mexico

Custom Executive Education

KPMG and Georgetown’s Latin America Leadership Development Program

In the complex and dynamic landscape of global business, investing in leadership development is key to staying ahead. KPMG International, with its vast network spanning 152 countries and over…

March 1, 2024


Featured Blog Posts

MBA Student Blog
Gabriela Miranda

“Meet Gabriela Miranda, a Full-time MBA student from San Jose, Costa Rica. She joined McDonough after six years in the retail industry in supply chain management and hopes to go into management consulting after the completion of her degree. ”

Read Gabriela’s Story
Giannina Gutierrez

“When is the perfect time to go back to business school? Giannina Gutierrez, a Flex MBA student and full-time mom, shares how she finds time to make it all work.”

Read Giannina’s Story
Kaitlyn Smith

“Georgetown McDonough hosted its first ever Women’s Weekend this fall. The weekend was a joint effort hosted by Georgetown’s Graduate Women in Business Association (GWiB) and MBA Admissions.”

Read Inaugural Women’s Weekend Review