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Simmons School of Management Hosts Health Disparities Event

The Simmons School of Management hosted a Health Disparities event- discussing the nature of disparities and what hospitals can do to respond. In case you missed it, check out some key points through the SOM tweets live from the event.  ...

An Inspiring Interview with Amanda Wagner, SM '06 and One of the 2014 BBJ's 40 Under 40

In September Amanda Wagner, SM '06, was named one of Boston Business Journal's 40 under 40 for 2014. Amanda serves as the Senior Director of Product Planning & Program Management at Concert Pharmaceuticals and was selected out of 350 Boston...

Silicon Valley vs. Boston: Is one friendlier to women?

Congratulations to Teresa Nelson Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at the Simmons School of Management who was quoted in the October 26th issue of the Sunday's Globe Magazine about Boston's startup community and women. To read the full story click here. Her wonderful...

Going Outside the Classroom: Alumni Panels Inspire Creativity and Connections

When I told my family that I was planning on pursuing an MBA, I received a lot of support.  When I explained that I was planning to pursue entrepreneurship as my focus, however, I received some pushback. One person in...

Simmons College Undergraduate Management Students are selected to participate in the 2014-2015 New Horizon's College Mentoring Program with the Network of Executive Women's New England Regional Chapter

Congratulations to the Simmons College Undergraduate Management students Alexandra McConaghy, Charlotte Crosby, Kaitlyn DiPietro, and Norma Tentori, who have been selected to participate in the 2014-2015 New Horizons' College Mentoring Program with the Network of Executive Women's New England Regional Chapter! The...

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and Media Mogul Arianna Huffington to Speak at 36th Annual Simmons Leadership Conference

BOSTON (October 15, 2014) -- Simmons College has announced the keynote speakers for its April 2, 2015 premier Simmons Leadership Conference.Focusing on the theme "Dare to Compete," the conference features Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, author and columnist Arianna Huffington, and Cisco...

Is the Part-Time to Full-Time track right for you?

Is the Part-Time to Full-Time track right for you? While the Simmons School of Management has both full-time and part-time tracks for earning the MBA, there is a third option to help students transition from pre-MBA life to the full...

Simmons College School of Management Ranked the #1 "Greatest Opportunity For Women" in Nation by The Princeton Review

BOSTON (October 8, 2014) -- Once again, the Simmons College School of Management has been named the No. 1 MBA program with the "Greatest Opportunity for Women " by The Princeton Review. This is the sixth consecutive year the Simmons MBA program has received...

Simmons School of Management Professor Featured in Forbes Magazine

Teresa Nelson Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at the Simmons School of Management  is featured in Forbes Magazine about women entrepreneurs and the lack of funding vs. male entrepreneurs. The full story can be found here....

Simmons School of Management Professor Joins U.S. National Women's Business Council

BOSTON (August 26, 2014) -- Teresa Nelson Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at the Simmons School of Management, has recently been invited to join the prestigious National Women's Business Council (NWBC). Her 3-year term is effective immediately....

The Case for Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone in the Summer!

After completing my first semester with my most of my cohort, I was unsure about stepping out of that group to take an elective this summer. Being that I have yet to take the Negotiations course, I had yet to...

Moving Forward with Health Reform- Where? Hosted by the Simmons College School of Management and the Center for Research in Health Policy and Management

At the national level, the debate over health reform - "Obamacare" - has been contentious and partisan, in ways that have generally made it impossible to understand the real issues underlying what's at stake....

Behind the Scenes at the Simmons Leadership Conference

On Wednesday April 23rd Simmons hosted its 35th Annual Simmons Leadership Conference. The conference hosted a number of inspirational speakers, including Entertainer Rita Moreno, Biological Anthropologist Dr. Helen Fischer, Journalist Rana Foroohar, Astronaut Mae Jemison and Humanitarian Activist Zainab Salbi,...

CGO updates Compendium on Women in Leadership

The Center for Gender in Organizations has updated the compendium on Women in Leadership, available on our website at the following link (under Resources, under Women in Leadership): http://www.simmons.edu/som/docs/Women_in_Leadership_Compendium.pdf It now contains many more articles and topics, as well as...

Mayor Walsh, Simmons College Announce Partnership and Further Success in the Work of the Boston Women's Workforce Council

BOSTON--Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh convened the first meeting of the Boston Women's Workforce Council under his Administration.  During today's meeting, Mayor Walsh announced a newly-created partnership with the School of Management at Simmons College and others. EMC, a major...

A LOOK BACK AT MY FIRST SEMESTER IN B-SCHOOL

As much as I can't believe I've finished my first semester of the Simmons MBA program, the past fifteen weeks have been a long list of accomplishments! I've survived (and thrived) through the application process, my first midterms, case analyses,...

Need homework help? There's a Tutor for That!

When I saw that my first semester of business school included "Financial Reporting and Analysis," a required course for the MBA program, I was a bit concerned about how challenging it would be. Having earned my degree in comparative literature...

CGO responds to "Ban Bossy" and "The Confidence Gap"

The Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management recently responded to two items in the popular media related to gender and leadership: the campaign to ban the word "bossy," and an article asserting that women "lack...

Professor Paula Gutlove's Blog on Gender Wage Gap Featured on The Huffington Post

When the Equal Pay Act of 1963 became law, President John F. Kennedy declared the end of the "unconscionable practice of paying female employees less wages than male employees for the same job." Yet, in 2014, when women across the United States...

Dean Cathy Minehan Quoted in U.S. News & World Report

(April 17, 2014) -- Dean Cathy Minehan was quoted in the U.S. News & World Report article "How Women Can Use Business School to Hone Leadership Skills." In the article Dean Minehan discusses the unique advantages of the Simmons MBA....

Simmons School of Management's Susan Vinnicombe Presents the best NED Award in the Not-For-Profit Catagory

On April 3rd Simmons School of Management's Susan Vinnicombe presented the best NED Award in the Not-For-Profit Catagory to Alice Maynard. The Awards acknowledge the role of a Non-Executive Director, Chairman or Trustee across any size of company/organisation, and across...

Professor Paula Gutlove Discusses Salary Negotiation on WGBH

On National Equal Pay Day, Professor Paula Gutlove discussed Salary Negotiation on WGBH....

Simmons School of Management Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

BOSTON (April 3, 2014) -- The Simmons College School of Management, has maintained its business accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education; fewer than five percent of the...

Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 MBA Diversity Fellowship Program

The Bank of America Merrill Lynch MBA Diversity Fellowship Program will award merit-based fellowships to women, Blacks/African Americans, LGBT, Hispanics/Latinos, Alaskan Native/American Indian, military veterans, and students with disabilities entering business school in Fall 2014....

Being on Hold

After I graduated with my undergraduate degree I was excited to be out in the "real world," but I always knew, in the back of my mind, that I would be going back for further education at some point.  I...

The "Why Simmons?" Series: Part 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote part 1 of a series on why I chose to come to Simmons to get my MBA, and described the special community that exists here.  And now I'm back for part 2!   You might already...

Dinner with the President!

As a smaller college, Simmons is able to create an intimate and personalized experience that is catered to each student's needs. I think most of my classmates would agree that our classes have the right amount of students to diversify...

Learning Opportunities Outside of the Classroom

One great perk of academic life is access to speakers and events that can expand your own perspective and provide an opportunity to network with others. Simmons is especially great for providing these opportunities in both formal and informal settings....

Highlights from "The Frontlines of Health Care IT: War Stories and Lessons Learned" Event

Efforts to solve most serious health care challenges -  quality, cost, racial and gender disparities, or the implementation of "Obamacare" - rely on major investments in new information technology. But can health care IT achieve what is expected of it?...

Moving Forward with Health Reform - Where? - April 14

Simmons School of Management and the Center for Research in Health Policy and Management invite you to: "Moving Forward with Health Reform - Where?"  A debate between  John McDonough, Harvard University and Joseph Antos, American Enterprise Institute Monday, April 14, 2014...

The "Why Simmons?" Series: Part 1

As a graduate assistant for the admissions team here at the School of Management, I speak with a lot of prospective students.  One of the questions I get asked most often is "why did you choose Simmons?" My next few...

Simmons College to Host Public Forums on National Health Care Reform, Feb. 25, April 3 & 14

BOSTON (February 20, 2014) -- In an effort to broaden public understanding of national health care reform, Simmons College will host a series of forums to explore changes in health care legislation from an economic, policy, and provider perspective. The forums, which...

Dean Cathy Minehan Quoted in the National Journal

Simmons School of Management Dean Cathy Minehan was quoted in the National Journal on February 18 about the Boston Women's Compact, an initiative to erase the gender wage gap in Boston. Minehan is chair of the Women's Workforce Council, which...

Simmons listed as a "Great MBA Program Option for Women"

Simmons School of Management tops the list Noodle.org developed of the best business schools for women. Noodle based their list on programs which provide "opportunities for women both inside and outside the classroom, including networking opportunities and support systems."...

Homework Time? A Balancing Act

I have gotten several questions on how much home work we have to do in the Healthcare MBA program. It is a very important consideration when weighing the undertaking of such a rigorous program. The question of how much homework...

Simmons Ranked Tier 1 MBA by CEO Magazine

(February 6, 2014) - The Simmons School of Management was ranked a "Tier One MBA" by CEO Magazine and the International Graduate Forum's (IGF). "The rankings are based on key performance indicators considered to be of interest and value to...

Service Learning in an MBA class

When I graduated from college ten years ago, I thought my service learning days were over.  It never occurred to me that I would have the opportunity to bridge classroom learning and community engagement in an MBA program, but Simmons...

Strategic Leadership for Women - Sept. 15-19, 2014

Do you want to get re-energized and re-focused so your can take your career and your organization to new heights? Join us for Strategic Leadership for Women and: Gain perspective on your leadership style and identify ways to improve...

Simmons School of Management Dean Cathy Minehan on MSNBC

(January 13, 2014) -- Simmons School of Management Dean Cathy Minehan appeared on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes" on Monday, January 13. This special episode commemorated the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty and was co-hosted by Maria Shriver. The episode showcased...

Dispatches from the Women's Networking Circuit: Temporal Flexibility

Spela Trefalt and Emily Heaphy spoke about "temporal flexibility" or how working people can have some control over their time, so they can manage the many demands at work and at home. Both presenters are wives, mothers, and full-time academics, so...

Study Groups: A Key to Surviving Grad School

During my first semester as a full-time MBA student last fall, it took me just a few short weeks to realize that study groups were going to be my key to survival.  Many of your professors will tell you this...

Dispatches from the Women's Networking Circuit: The Hidden Power of Context

Sam Sommers from Tufts University spoke this week at the HR Leadership Forum on The Hidden Power of Context (in your work and your world). This program particularly resonates with me because at Simmons we pay a lot of attention to understanding...

Getting your MBA: Part-time or full-time?

When I started the MBA program at Simmons, I was a part-time student.  Then, last fall I transitioned to the full-time program.  And now, this fall I'm transitioning back to part-time to finish the program.  Having experienced both options, I...

Dean Cathy Minehan and SOM Students Featured on NPR

Dean Cathy Minehan and students from Simmons School of Management were featured in the NPR piece "How Boston Is Trying to Eliminate The Gender Wage Gap". In the interview, Dean Minehan discusses her work leading the citywide council that has so far persuaded 44 businesses to sign a...

Changing the Face of Leadership for a Sustainable World

Join Simmons School of Management's Principled Leadership class, Net Impact, and the Simmons Sustainability Club for a screening of 350.org's Do The Math, with panel and community discussions involving principled leaders in the Simmons community. This event is free and...

Dispatches from the Women's Networking Circuit: Women Moving Millions

Jacki Zehner, the Chief Engagement Officer & President of Women Moving Millions, gave an inspiring talk at the Boston Club earlier this year. She believes that at that heart of gender inequality is a dominant belief in a "properly working...

The Frontlines of Health Care IT: War Stories and Lessons Learned

Efforts to solve the most serious health care challenges, quality, cost, racial and gender disparities, or the implementation of "Obamacare", rely on major investments in new health care IT.But can health care IT achieve what is expected of it?...

Dean Cathy Minehan on NPR'S Here & Now

Dean Cathy Minehan was a guest on NPR's Here & Now discussing Janet Yellen, President Obama's nominee to succeed Ben Bernanke as Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank. In the interview, Dean Minehan tells Here & Now that she's not yet worried...

Women's Advancement -- Male Allies Please

When Twitter begins trading publicly this month, it will do so with a board composed entirely of white men. Thirty or 40 years ago, this may not have been strange; I daresay that few would have questioned this decision at...

Closing the wage gap in Boston

Opion Piece in The Boston Globe By Victoria A. Budson, Dean Cathy Minehan and Alison A. Quirk Boston has taken a major step toward Mayor Tom Menino's vision for the city to become the best in the United States for...

National Discussion on Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

In an effort to boost gender diversity on corporate boards across the country, Simmons College will host a panel discussion as part of the national campaign 2020 Women on Boards, Tuesday,  November 12, at 7:30 a.m. in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center...

Preparing your spring application? Tips from someone who has been in this exact situation, IT IS POSSIBLE!

For many prospective students thinking about applying for the Simmons School of Management Spring 2014 start, there is a question of just how feasible it would be. With the month of October coming to an end and the deadline of...

SOM Dean Cathy Minehan Quoted in The Boston Globe on the Mayor's Women's Workforce Council

Simmons School of Management Dean Cathy Minehan was quoted in The Boston Globe on Mayor Menino's Women's Workforce Council's efforts to make Boston the number 1 city for working women by eliminating the gender wage gap. The Mayor plans to announce...

Inside the Simmons SOM Career Expo

The SOM hosted its annual Career Expo on October 24, 2013. Several top Boston employers attended, many of whom had current job openings or positions in the pipeline for May graduating students....

Prepping for the GMAT? Tips from the Student Experience Blog

Standardized testing may be the bane of any student's existence, but it's a necessary "evil" to further along your studies, and subsequently further along your career. And the GMATs are no exception. Preparation is key to your success for this...

What Does Simmons Mean to You?

October is synonymous with many things: the start of fall and cooler weather, the end of baseball and start of football, Breast Cancer Awareness month, etc... and, as I recently found out, it is also the month when Simmons College...

Simmons School of Management Ranked #1 "Greatest Opportunity For Women" in Nation by The Princeton Review

BOSTON (October 15, 2013) -- For the 5th consecutive year, the Simmons College School of Management has been ranked the #1 MBA with the "Greatest Opportunity for Women" by The Princeton Review. The ranking is part of The Princeton Review's 2014...

Join Forte for their part-time MBA webinar and hear from Simmons alumna Oby Ukadike

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT Whether you're looking to take your career to the next level, start your own venture, or change careers all together, an MBA gives you the skills, confidence and...

Why Janet Yellen is the right choice for Fed chair

President Obama's nomination last week of Janet Yellen to be chairman of the Federal Reserve System should be welcomed by our nation. As a former colleague for a decade on the Federal Open Market Committee, I can say that Yellen...

Dean Minehan Quoted in Boston Globe Article on Federal Reserve

Dean Cathy Minehan, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston was quoted in The Boston Globe article "Yellen's nomination signals continuity" discussing President Obama's nomination of Janet Yellen to the head of the Federal Reserve. "Few people have the...

Two Voices, Forty Years, Same Problem

As the founding and current Deans of the School of Management at Simmons College, we have both been asked many times why the only MBA program designed for women in the US (and we suspect, the world) was at all...

Grad School Advice: Class Participation and Why It's Important

Upon receiving a professor's syllabus, the first thing that I check is How much is Class Participation worth? The obligatory grade is typically around 20%! Meaning, if you don't speak up and get your voice in the discussion, you could lose out...

Dean Cathy Minehan Discusses the Economy on This Week in Business

Dean Cathy Minehan, former president of the Federal Bank of Boston, shares her perspective on the economy and discusses her role in the city of Boston's work on eliminating pay disparities between women and men on This Week in Business....

Dean Cathy Minehan on Panel at Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria Last Week

(September 30, 2013) -- SOM Dean Cathy Minehan was invited to participate in the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria last week. Restoring the Public's Trust: Delivering on Public Policy Goals....

Balancing a Full-time Job and Internship

When I elected to go back to school a year and half ago for my Master's in Communications Management, I knew I wanted to re-vamp my skills; however, I also realized that I needed new work experience as well....

Simmons MBA Alumna Recognized for Leadership Excellence

On September 19, 2013, Simmons MBA  Alumna, Marcela Aldaz-Matos was recognized for her leadership excellence at The National Diversity Council honored with a "2013 Most Powerful and Influential Women Award". ...

63 Emerging Female Leaders Selected to be Part of Chamber's 2013-14 Women's Leadership Program in Collaboration with Simmons

Boston, MA (September 25, 2013) - The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce today announced the 63 emerging women leaders who have been selected to participate in its 2013-14 Women's Leadership Program. The year-long curriculum, which begins today, is conducted in...

2013 JWLI Fellows Program Closing Reception- Oct. 4

The Japanese Women's Leadership Initiative Fellows Program Closing Reception   Please join   Atsuko Toko Fish Trustee, Fish Family Foundation and Simmons College Founder, Japanese Disaster Relief Fund Founder, the Japanese Women's Leadership Initiative   Patricia Deyton Associate Dean for...

Dean Cathy Minehan named to the 2013 National Association of Corporate Directors, Directorship 100 List

Dean Cathy Minehan was named to the 2013 National Association of Corporate Directors, Directorship 100 List. "Each year, NACD Directorship identifies the most influential people in the boardroom community, including directors, corporate governance experts, journalists, regulators, and advisors. Promoting continued economic growth...

SOM Alumna Rebecca Holcombe '05SM Named Vermont's Secretary of Education

(September 23, 2013) -- Rebecca Holcombe '05SM, the head of Dartmouth College's teacher training program will be Vermont's next secretary of education, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Thursday. Full story....

SOM's Management Magazine Named a Winner in the 2013 CSPA Gold Circle Awards

(September 23, 2013) -- Management Magazine, a Simmons School of Management publication produced by master's students in a course offered in the Communications Management Program, on September 21st was named as a winner in the 30th Gold Circle Awards program of...

Faculty/Staff Community Service Award

This year, more than 30 faculty who received internally and externally-funded grants were recognized on stage at Convocation for their achievements, and Simmons School of Management Professor of Practice Mary Shapiro was presented with the prestigious Faculty/Staff Community Service Award....

Grad-School Advice: Time Management

I thought it would be helpful to give incoming students some weekly advice about business school. This week, I wanted to focus on time management. It's an important skill to learn regardless if you are in graduate school or not....

Are you doing invisible work?

Recently, the Women's Initiative Forum hosted a fascinating discussion with Dr. Joyce Fletcher on the subject of Invisible Work. Her article Invisible Work: The Disappearing of Relational Practice at Work can be downloaded here. Dr. Fletcher started the discussion...

Math Boot Camp

Wednesdays, 6-9pm, October 2nd - November 13th  Taught by Simmons MBA Accounting Professor Jane Mooney, this workshop is designed to refresh and strengthen your business math skills. Topics include percentages, decimals, fractions, ratios and basic algebra. You will work on problem solving skills, test taking...

Simmons ranked in the "Best Undergraduate Business Program" catagory by U.S. News

BOSTON (September 10, 2013) -- Simmons College has been named a "Best College" by U.S.News & World Report in its 2014 edition of the "America's Best Colleges" guidebook. Simmons ranked in the top tier of schools in the Regional Universities North category. U.S.News is...

Susan Vinnicombe honored by The International Alliance for Women

Each year, through the TIAW World of Difference 100 Awards, The International Alliance for Women recognizes up to 100 extraordinary women - and men - from around the world who have contributed to the economic empowerment of women. This impressive...

QS World MBA Tour Toronto

Meet Simmons School of Management at the QS World MBA Tour in Toronto! Speak to admissions and find the answers you are looking for. This is the place where you can get all your MBA questions answered in one day...

End of Summer Reading List

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. Recommended by Elisa van Dam, Director of Executive Education. "As a big fan of the Heath brothers and books on decision making, this was...

Tips for Writing Your First Graduate Paper

When I stepped into my first graduate class at Simmons School of Management, I did not know what to expect. My undergraduate days seemed far in the distance at that point, and I felt that I was walking in to...

Back To School - A Quick Guide to Get New Students Prepped for the Start of Classes

I thought it would be helpful for a current student (ME!), to give incoming students (YOU!) some tips for the start of classes. Because let's face it, most of us have been out of school for a few years, and its...

Meet Simmons School of Management at a Forte Forum Near You!

No matter what your current career or industry, nothing gives you the power to shape your own future like attaining an MBA. At this intimate event designed specifically for women wanting to pursue an MBA you will have the opportunity...

Leadership and Mindfulness Through Yoga

I have to preface this post by saying I am not a yogi by any means (but I own yoga pants, go figure). I tried going to a few classes when I was working full-time, but never really got into...

African Women Participate in U.S. Department of State's Women's Leadership Program at Simmons College

BOSTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- In an effort to help develop future women leaders and to promote better understanding between Americans and people of other countries, Simmons College will host 20 undergraduate African students for a five-week program. The...

Summer Courses in Communications Management

The decision to take a summer course is not always an easy one for students. What really motivated me: the opportunity to take a summer course with Virginia Healy-Tangney in the Communications Management program. Classmates that took her course could not stop raving about...

Just Ask - Negotiations and Conflict Management

As part of the Simmons MBA program, I recently completed the Negotiation and Conflict Management (GSM 470) class taught by Dr. Paula Gutlove. We learned that women tend to have difficulty asking for something, especially if that something is for themselves. Whether...

Simmons Celebrates the New Health Care MBA Program

Boston, MA - On April 25, 2013 the Simmons School of Management hosted Health Care at a Crossroads: Making it Work in Massachusetts to celebrate the launch of the new Simmons Health Care MBA....

The Simmons Experience is More Than Just Classes

When starting graduate school, one may never think about the opportunities it has to offer past the pages of reading and numerous papers that need to be written. Some graduate students may only have time to complete their course work...

Panelists Discuss Need for Girls' Education

Simmons recently hosted a panel presentation highlighting the need for girls' education in the developing world. The event - Educate, Empower, Transform: The Role of Girls' Education in the Developing World - included Simmons School of Management Professor of Practice Patricia...

Business View: 40 years of progress for women - yet more needs to be done

By Dean Cathy Minehan, Featured in the Boston Business Journal This year marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Simmons College School of Management -- the first MBA program in the world focused on creating women business leaders. In...

Dean Cathy Minehan Quoted in The Boston Globe

Dean Cathy Minehan was quoted in the Boston Globe article "Special skills can help land emerging Mass. jobs." In the article Dean Minehan discusses the newly launched Simmons Health Care MBA....

A Message to Graduating Students

Graduation is an important time to reflect on our experience here at Simmons. For those who are graduating, you are about to embark on a new exciting chapter in your life. You have challenged yourself academically, pushed yourself in many...

International CGO Conference: "Interrogating Intersectionality: What's Missing and What's Next?"- Register by June 15th- $50 STUDENT FEE ADDED

INVITATIONInterrogating Intersectionality: What's missing and what's next?Hosted by the Center for Gender in OrganizationsSimmons College School of Management, Boston, Massachusetts, USA June 29 - July 1, 2013 STEP 1- REGISTER (by June 15th) STEP 2- EMAIL ABSTRACT (by June 15th)...

School of Management Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Four decades ago, founding Deans Anne Jardim and Margaret Hennig recognized the need to educate women business leaders and created the Simmons School of Management. On May 7, 2013, more than 200 alumnae/i, faculty, staff, and friends celebrated 40 years...

"Girl Rising"

On Friday, April 26, 2013 the Simmons College and Simmons School of Management hosted a movie screening of "Girl Rising," a film about 9 girls from 9 different countries who all have something in common, they all have incredible inner...

Health Care at a Crossroads: Making it Work in Massachusetts

Boston, MA - On April 25, 2013 the Simmons School of Management hosted Health Care at a Crossroads: Making it Work in Massachusetts to celebrate the launch of the new Simmons Health Care MBA...

May 1st CGO Event: WORKING WITH SHARKS: A Pakistani Woman's Story of Countering Sexual Harassment in the United Nations

Dr Fouzia Saeed will talk about her recently published book where she has described a case of sexual harassment she filed against a senior UN official in Pakistan. The case became a landmark for a national struggle in Pakistan that...

Study Shows Women Breadwinners Are 'Proud' But Keep Financial Role in Household Private

Simmons Study Also Finds Female Breadwinners and Partners Often Don't Discuss Women's Lead Financial Role; Women Breadwinners Still Retain Majority of Home and Childcare Responsibilities Despite the booming number of women serving as household breadwinners, a new study of mid-to-senior...

Simmons Study: Successful Women Keep Their Pride Hidden

A study conducted by a research center at the Simmons College School of Management found that mid-to-senior level businesswomen are proud of their professional roles but often hide this fact from people they know. Read full article: Boston Business Journal...

Simmons Leading Entrepreneur Series presents Barbara Lynch April 29th

James Beard Award-winner and Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef Barbara Lynch is regarded as one of Boston's--and the country's--leading chefs and restaurateurs. As CEO of Barbara Lynch Gruppo, Barbara oversees the operations of eight concepts and employs over 200 people....

Dean Cathy Minehan participated in a panel discussion at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Simmons School of Management Dean Cathy Minehan participated in a panel discussion at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's 13th annual breakfast for the business community focused on the 2013 economic outlook for the region. The story ran in the Boston...

Marcela Aldaz-Matos '06SM, '07SMC delivered keynote address at Girl Scouts Leadership Conference

More than 150 middle and high school girls attended this year's Girl Scout Leadership Conference at Simmons College Sunday, Jan. 27, and heard a keynote address from Marcela Aldaz-Matos, executive vice president for the Boston Chapter of ALPFA, a leading non-profit Latino...

CGO presents "Educate, Empower, Transform: The Role of Girls' Education in the Developing World " April 22

The Center for Gender in Organizations, in partnership with Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change, 85 Broads Boston Chapter and Room to Read, will present a panel discussion entitled "Educate, Empower, Transform: The Role of Girls' Education in the Developing...

Simmons Leadership Conference Celebrates "Women of Influence"

Speakers Include Actress Viola Davis, Financial Powerhouse Sallie Krawcheck, and Technology Thought Leader Charlene Li Simmons College today announced the speakers for its April 2 premier Simmons Leadership Conference, the longest running women's leadership forum in the country. Focusing on...

Simmons Professor Mary Shapiro Featured in Boston Globe

Simmons School of Management Professor Mary Shapiro was featured in the Boston Globe on December 9th. The article " Narrowing the gender gap in male-dominated industries" discusses a recent study conducted by Simmons College that finds that Girl Scouts are...

Simmons College to Host National Discussion on Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards, Dec. 12

As part of a national campaign to increase the presence of women on U.S. corporate boards, Simmons College will host a 2020 Women of Boards luncheon and expert panel discussion, Dec. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in the Linda K....

Are You Doing Invisible Work?

In September, the Women's Initiative Forum hosted a fascinating discussion with Joyce Fletcher on the subject of Invisible Work. Download her article Invisible Work: The Disappearing of Relational Practice at Work in CGO Insights 35. Dr. Fletcher started the discussion...

Career Choices of Middle Schoolers Tend to be Highly Gendered

Simmons College and Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Study Illustrates Impact of Societal Influences, Suggests Significant Effect on Future Workforce. Most middle school students are listening when their parents tell them to aim for "whatever career makes you happy." However,...

Simmons Professor Paula Gutlove Featured in Huffington Post

SOM Professor Paula Gutlove was featured in the Huffington Post on November 8th. Her blog post titled Flirting With Negotiation--Redefining 'Feminine Charm' which discusses the study done at U.C. Berkeley to quantify and measure what the researchers call "feminine charm,"...

Reading List

Here's a sampling of what we're reading right now. Please let us know what books are on your night stand, so we can add them to a future list! Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H....

Special Event at Simmons: Gender Diversity in U.S. Company Boardrooms

Special Event at Simmons: Gender Diversity in U.S. Company Boardrooms 12/12/12 Boston: Promoting Gender Diversity - and the Bottom Line Be part of the national conversation. Join us for lunch and a panel discussion at Simmons College! Lunch and Panel...

Management Magazine Wins Gold Award

The Communications Management program's (MCM) student-produced Management Magazine was recently named the winner of the 29th Gold Circle Awards Program of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA)....

Dean Cathy Minehan Moderates "Women and Financial Literacy: Evidence Across Countries"

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) hosted "Women and Financial Literacy: Evidence Across Countries" at Simmons School of Management on October 11. The event featured speaker Dr. Annamaria Lusardi, Denit Trust Distinguished Scholar in Economics and Accountancy, The George Washington...

Simmons School of Management Ranked #1 "Greatest Opportunity For Women" in Nation by The Princeton Review

Simmons Also Ranked #5 Among "Best Green MBA" Programs The Simmons School of Management has once again been ranked #1 in the category of "Greatest Opportunity for Women" by The Princeton Review, in its 2013 guidebook of "The Best 296...

CGO TJX Speaker Series: How Status-Based Counter Tactics Can Block Organizational Change

"Gender, Status and Organizational Change: How Status-Based Counter Tactics Can Block Organizational Change" Event, October 1, 2012 A workshop with Kate Kellogg, MBA, PhD Dual agenda change efforts linking equity and effectiveness are the hallmark of what we call the...

Dean Cathy Minehan Interviewed in WSJ on Why a Women's Business School May Be Best Training Ground

Simmons School of Management Dean Cathy Minehan was featured in the Wall Street Journal on why women's colleges are the best training ground for success in a male-dominated business world....

Meet Simmons School of Management at the 2012 Forte Forum

No matter what your current career or industry, nothing gives you the power to shape your own future like attaining an MBA. At this intimate, interactive event designed specifically for women wanting to pursue an MBA you will have the...

CGO announces winners of the 2012 Scholarly Contributions to Educational Practice Advancing Women in Leadership Award

The Center for Gender in Organizations (CGO), in collaboration with the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division (GDO) of the Academy of Management (AoM) is pleased to announce the presentation of a new award that we have sponsored and...

Boston Business Journal Features Op-ed by Simmons SOM Dean and YWCA President

The op-ed below by Simmons School of Management Dean Cathy Minehan and YWCA Boston Sylvia Ferrell-Jones appeared in the Boston Business Journal, June 22, 2012....

Remarks by SOM Dean Cathy E. Minehan to Brown Brothers Harriman Women Leaders Program

School of Management Dean Cathy Minehan presented at the Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) Women Leaders Program on May 23rd, 2012. Below is the full transcript of her speech....

Students in the Communications Management Program Launch the Inaugural Issue of Management Magazine

This month, the students of the Simmons School of Management's Communications Management Program launched the inaugural issue of Management Magazine. Highlighted articles include: From the First Stitch Eileen Fisher has crafted a brand based on values embraced by employees...

MBA Oath

One of the most impressive aspects of the Simmons MBA program is its focus on principled leadership. It's woven throughout our curriculum, embodied by our faculty and now, as students, we have the opportunity to take our dedication to principled...

Businesswomen are Lukewarm on the Effectiveness of Women's Networks

Bucking the notion that the establishment of a women's network at work is a key strategy to advancing women in organizations, a new survey finds that many businesswomen have a lukewarm opinion about the ability of these groups to promote...

UAE Travel Course Promotes Globally Inclusive Leadership

Students say Experience was Transformative Professor Lynda Moore, accompanied by Professor Deborah Marlino, took 16 MBA students to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for nine days in March. The study-travel course focused on a cross-cultural comparative analysis of Emirati women...

MKS Instruments Appoints Elizabeth A. Mora '89SM to Board of Directors

MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, announced the appointment Elizabeth A. Mora '89SM to its Board of Directors effective May 7, 2012. Mora is the Chief Financial Officer of The Charles...

Finding your Forté

Ever wondered if there was someone out there who could answer all of your questions about business school the moment they popped into your head?If this sounds like something you'd like, then you must check out the Forté Foundation. It's...

The Life of a Dual-Degree Candidate

When I tell my friends that I am pursuing two Masters degrees at the same time, they often think I'm crazy. Pursuing one Masters degree is challenging enough never mind two. As a dual degree candidate at Simmons Gender/Cultural Studies...

Eight months down, eight to go!

Earning an MBA in sixteen months is no mean feat. Deadlines for projects and papers come and go quickly, and before you know it one semester is winding down while another is about to begin.  In the fast-paced environment of...

CGO Hosts Forums in Japan

In April, the Center for Gender in Organizations with Business and Professional Women Japan hosted Japanese Women's Leadership Initiative forums in Wakayama and Yokohama, Japan.  The keynote speaker was Mari Kuraishi, CEO of GlobalGiving, a micro fundraising website that...

CGO Hosts African Higher Education Leaders

Through a renewed grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Center for Gender in Organizations continues to work with the leaders of gender equity efforts in five Sub-Saharan African universities. In April 2012, CGO hosted a meeting of...

Simmons entrepreneur starts nonprofit to educate disabled children in Africa

Non-profit management and entrepreneurship MBA student Obiageli Ukadike recognized a serious education gap in Ghana, Africa. People with physical disabilities are often shunned from mainstream society and denied access to quality education. To combat this injustice, Oby co-founded The WaWa...

School of Management supports women entrepreneurs with Silverman Business Plan Competition

UPDATE: Obiageli with The WaWa Project wins the 2011 Silverman Business Plan Competition and $10,000 for her non profit. Congratulations! Entrepreneurship is a vital part of our economy and is a direct path to leadership. The American Express OPEN State...

Simmons College to Host International Women Fulbright Scholars for Leadership and Strategy Training

More than 35 international women Fulbright Scholars will descend on the campus of Simmons College, beginning March 7, for a three-day strategy and leadership caucus, as part of the distinguished 2012 Fulbright Leadership and Re-entry Seminar for Women from the Western...

Simmons Professor Teresa Nelson, Ph.D. to Participate in White House Summit on Women's Entrepreneurship

Professor Teresa Nelson of Simmons College, Elizabeth J. McCandless Chair in Entrepreneurship and director of the School's Entrepreneurship Program, will speak as part of a panel moderated by U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios, at the White House Summit on Women's Entrepreneurship...

CGO provides Bystander Awareness Training to Five College Consortium

On January 19 and 20, Simmons Center for Gender in Organizations (CGO) provided Bystander Awareness Training to the Five College Consortium at Amherst College.  Bystander Awareness Training provides specific examples and skills of civil courage to empower bystanders to take on...

SOM Funds New CGO Research Stream

CGO is pleased to announce that the School of Management is funding a year-long research effort:  Gender in All Its Complexities:  Using the Simultaneity Model to Explore Multiple Differences and Gender Intersections in Organizations. Headed by CGO scholar, Evangelina Holvino,...