Kelley Women MBAs

Advancing Women Leaders

The Evening MBA Program is a place where women leaders grow, find inspiration and develop a supportive network. By earning a top-ranked business degree, our students unlock opportunities within their careers, and through women-led networking events and workshop opportunities, they develop supportive peer connections, lifelong friends and colleagues.

The Kelley School of Business is a women-led organization guided by Dean Idie Kesner, who was recently named Dean of the Year by Poets & Quants. We understand the unique experience of being a woman in business, and we support our MBA students, alumnae, faculty and staff in their professional pursuits to become leaders in their industries. Learn more about how Kelley women connect and succeed in business and how you can get involved.

29%

Incoming Evening MBA students who are women
(Fall 2020)

13

Evening MBA Women events in 2019

KIMWA

The Kelley Indianapolis MBA Women’s Association (KIMWA) is a community of Kelley Evening MBA students and alumnae who regularly connect to lift up women in the business community. The goal of KIMWA is for women to inspire, empower and challenge each other to achieve personal and professional goals. By hosting ongoing educational, networking and volunteer events, women MBAs are able to connect with a strong network to learn more about potential career paths, gain leadership experience, grow friendships and business connections and share advice on juggling work, school, family and personal lives. KIMWA also works to encourage more women to pursue an MBA and elevate their business careers. Club events include:

  • Annual brunch featuring education from a speaker or workshop
  • Fall networking event at which the newest cohort meets other women, faculty and staff in the Evening MBA Program
  • Women faculty dinner, which allows students and alumnae to engage, network and gain advice from experienced Kelley professors
  • Volunteer events to lend a hand to the community while getting to know one another
  • Physical activity events, like yoga, to connect and network

As you continue to grow toward the executive level, you become more isolated and may not have a peer network. Now as I move forward, I have several people I can contact.

Tiffany Munsell, MBA’19 | Chief of Staff at Rolls Royce

Hear from KIMWA Alumnae

Cinthya La Rosa, BS’11, MBA’20

Director of Administration | Central Indiana Corporate Partnership

“I met several Kelley instructors, even before I took their classes, thanks to the events hosted by Kelley Indianapolis MBA Women’s Association (KIMWA). Kelley’s student organizations make the learning experience more personal. I’m more comfortable asking questions in class, and I have a better understanding of how passionate our professors are about teaching us.”

Read Cinthya’s Story

Megan Bishop, BS’11, MBA’19

Director of Operations |enVista

“You work with people from diverse backgrounds and different companies, and you get to see a lot different worlds that you normally don’t see. This helps you become more well-rounded to work with any team, client or environment. It isn’t just the classes, but the extracurricular activities like KIMWA, that help you build relationships that can always serve you in the future.”

Megan’s Path to the MBA

Chrissy Arsenault, MBA’19

Brand Management & Marketing Leader | CPG & Healthcare

“Student organizations like KIMWA gave me the inside scoop on how to approach a certain project or which professor to seek out as a mentor. My classmates were my informal guidance counselors. I built a network of people for moral support. Plus, many of the students in the Evening MBA Program are not from Indy, so as a transplant myself, student organizations helped me meet people outside my cohort. I felt well networked with large companies throughout Indianapolis.”

Learn More About Chrissy

Kelley women are leaders.

Cindy Konich, MBA’84, is the only woman president and CEO among 11 Federal Home Loan Banks across the U.S. She says a strong foundation starts with the Kelley MBA. Learn more about how she used her degree to shift and enhance her career.