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.

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.

Meet McDonough Women

Alison Davis

Executive Director, J.P. Morgan

MBA’00

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Xing Gao

Flex MBA Student

MBA’21

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Kirby Horvitz

Full-time MBA Student

MBA’21

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Kristin Kelly

Philanthropist, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

MBA’00

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Mary Kleva

Full-time MBA Student

MBA’20

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Allison Koester

Saleh Romeih Associate Professor

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Lisa Mayr

CFO, MicroStrategy

MBA’98

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Elizabeth Pollock

Senior Director of Global Consumer Marketing, Performance Health

MBA’10

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Esme-Thea Rogers

HR Project Manager – Tech Diversity & Inclusion, Capital One

MBA’19

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Daniela Rodriguez

Full-time MBA Student

MBA’20

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Abby Schwartz

Marketing Manager, PepsiCo

MBA’16

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Kaitlyn Smith

Full-time MBA Student

MBA’20

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Catherine Tinsley

Raffini Professor and Faculty Director, Women’s Leadership Institute

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Nina Vann

Full-time MBA Student

MBA’20

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Ella Washington

Professor of the Practice

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Resources for Women:

  • Forté Foundation – Forté is a consortium of top business schools and companies dedicated to directing talented women toward leadership roles in business. 
  • Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) – GWiB is a professional development and advocacy group of forward-looking and courageous business trailblazers who share in the goal of empowering women and male allies. Check out the latest happenings @gwib_msb on Instagram. 
  • Georgetown Women’s Alliance (GWA)
  • New courses such as Women and Leadership
  • Prospective MBA Women’s Weekend is an event hosted in the fall that gives prospective students a chance to experience the Georgetown McDonough community and learn more about our commitment to supporting women on their business school journey.
  • Families and Partners Support – This social and professional networking organization is for the spouses and significant others of our graduate students. Our purpose is to further connect partners with the Georgetown community. 
  • Georgetown McDonough has a nursing room for mothers to support women on their breastfeeding journey.
  • Men as AlliesThis initiative helps male students benefit from, get involved in, and enhance gender equity on campus and to take that experience back to the business world.
  • McDonough Sippy Cup – Students and their children and families gather on campus to connect and enjoy a celebration with carnival style activities and snacks as part of the Spring McDonough Cup tradition.  
  • McDonough Fall Festival – Fall tradition for students, faculty, and staff to celebrate Halloween and enjoy games and refreshments with their children and families. 

Upcoming Events for Women Applicants: 


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 varies 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

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.


McDonough Women in the News


Featured Blog Posts

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Student Spotlight: Gabriela Miranda

Meet Gabriela Miranda (MBA’20), 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. 

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Active Duty Military, Mom, and MBA Student

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

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Women’s Weekend: Reaching New Heights

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. 

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