National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) – Wichita Chapter

Friends University is pleased to announce the first chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) at a private university in Kansas. The NAWMBA Friends University Chapter will host local and regional events throughout the year to provide opportunities for professional women to build knowledge and leadership skills.

In keeping with NAWMBA’s mission, Friends University’s chapter will be dedicated to empowering female business professionals, assisting women into leadership and enhancing the diversity of the workforce.

Some of the many benefits NAWMBA members receive are as follows:

  • Education and Professional Development

    Members are educated on career opportunities and necessary skills through chapter programs and events at the national and international levels, including an annual leadership conference.

  • Mentorship

    Mentoring relationships are encouraged between NAWMBA members. In 2016, NAWMBA plans to launch a beta program connecting mentors and mentees from its professional and student membership.

  • Networking

    Students and alumni are given opportunities to network with schools, organizations and companies that are committed to the development of women’s roles in business.

  • Collaboration

    Increased communication and collaboration are facilitated among graduate business school programs, employers and peer organizations regarding their initiatives to educate and encourage women in business.

NAWMBA was founded in 1978 as the National Network of Graduate School Business Women by the Women’s Association at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. These women believed an organization dedicated to addressing the issues women face in business was critical to their future success. The women met with a group of women from Harvard Business School at which time they realized the need to organize a national organization.

The Friends University NAWMBA Chapter launch newsletter is available for download as a PDF.

NAWMBA serves four related client groups—female MBA students, female business professionals and MBA-level entrepreneurs, universities and corporate partners. Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month in the Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building at 6 pm. If you’re interested in joining the NAWMBA Friends University Chapter, please contact:

Assistant Professor and MBA Program Director Michelle Case at or 316-295-5661.

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