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Breaking barriers for female-led companies

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Women-led businesses continue to grow and provide incredible resources to the communities in which they operate. The National Association of Women Business Owners notes 11.6 million businesses in the United States were owned by women in 2017 and these locations employ nine million people while generating an incredible $1.7 trillion in sales. Women typically approach business leadership in a different way, but evidence shows us that this is essential for the economy.

There is no doubt that women play an important role in the business world. Yet, it is also the responsibility of today’s women to encourage and mentor other like-minded women aspiring to lead. At UT Dallas, a key component is to facilitate incredible, effective Executive MBA programs that enable women (and men) to embrace their education and career goals on a flexible schedule.

Education Is the Foundation of Success

Many of these organizations thrive due to the education – and degrees – their female leaders had the foresight to earn, like an executive MBA.

At UT Dallas, we provide executive MBA programs filled with the skills, insights and knowledge women need to thrive in their field. The Executive MBA, or EMBA program, we offer is designed to help graduates compete today. Our Global Leadership Executive MBA, or GLEMBA program, goes a step further, providing a global reach through a hybrid learning format that combines international experiences with online coursework.

If you’ve thought about enrolling in these programs, we encourage you to take a closer look at UT Dallas. We’re committed to helping women – and men – thrive within it. 

Take a closer look at some of our women alumni and how these leaders embraced their education to make changes in the world around them.

Evie McGerr

Evie McGerr is the Director of Data Insights and Chief Data Officer for AT&T in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. She graduated from the Executive MBA program at the Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas with honors. Today, she’s working to motivate and mentor others through professional development, including women, while also helping people gain a life balance that she believes is critical to performance.

Terri Maxwell

Terri Maxwell is also a graduate of the Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas location. Not only is she leading her business, but she is an investor and a business growth expert. She’s become an inspirational speaker and author, where she often empowers others by providing insight on taking ideas and people and creating leaders. She was named a Small Business Mentor of the year by the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Kilynn Sommer

Kilynn Sommer earned her Executive MBA at UT Dallas and is working as the Strategic Demand Generation and Marketing Communications Leader for Mitel. A key to her experience was gaining an education in multicultural areas, a skill she uses today both in helping others and mentoring. Kilynn’s ability to lead a diverse workforce comes from her ability to apply respect to the management of others.

Learn more about the EMBA and GLEMBA programs at the Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas to gain the foundation for your future.

Pamela Foster Brady

Pamela Foster Brady

Pamela serves as the director of Executive MBA programs at UT Dallas. She previously served as a vice president, senior business development director, for Atkins, an international civil engineering firm. She has more than 25 years of experience managing large domestic and international projects. Pamela received her undergraduate degree in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee and her MBA from The University of Texas at Dallas. Read more articles

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