Clark's GSOM represented at White House forum on opportunities for women in business

August 13, 2015
Aiello at convening

Andrea Aiello, associate dean for academic and student services in Clark's GSOM

Clark University's Graduate School of Management (GSOM) was among 50 business schools nationwide represented at a forum on women in business hosted by The White House.

The White House Working Families Business Schools Convening, organized by the Council on Women and Girls and the Council of Economic Advisers, explored ways business schools can collaborate with the business community to ensure success for women and to encourage diversity in American workplaces.

The event brought together education and business leaders for discussions on recruiting, training, and retaining female workers, and focused on the importance of implementing family-friendly policies in the workplace.

"Business schools play a critical role in educating the workers and leaders of the 21st-century workforce," said Andrea Aiello, associate dean for academic and student services, who attended the event. "More needs to be done to encourage and ensure women's success in the workplace; Clark's GSOM is well-suited to help address this problem." The Council provided concrete strategies for business schools to help women succeed throughout school and their careers and to build a business school experience that prepares students for the workforce of tomorrow. These best practices focus on four key areas:

  • ensuring access to business schools and business careers;
  • building a business school experience that prepares students for the workforce of tomorrow;
  • ensuring career services that go beyond the needs of traditional students; and
  • exemplifying how organizations should be run.

These best practices can be viewed on the website of AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). AACSB accreditation is the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide, a distinction GSOM has held since 1986. Less than 5% of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation.

Accredited by AACSB International, the Graduate School of Management (GSOM) is a small, academically rigorous business school that offers a personalized, collaborative learning experience. We uphold the international Principles for Responsible Management Education, demonstrating our commitment to education, research, and collaboration to foster sustainable social, economic and environmental change. Our students build the capacity to become future leaders who will ensure the long-term viability of our enterprises and our world.