For women in business, a culture change is underway


Jaclyn Luft and Lauren Merkel have at least two things in common: they’re both studying for their MBA at McGill University and they both come to the program from non-traditional undergraduate degrees.

… The diversity may go a ways in explaining why McGill tends to have more women students than other MBA programs, according to Don Melville, the director of McGill’s MBA and master’s programs. MBA programs draw heavily from engineering and computer science programs — both of which are dominated by male students, Melville says. Traditionally women-dominated fields like education and literature may not be viewed as relevant to traditional business schools. But McGill is different.

Read full article: Toronto Star, September 6, 2012