Four alum post together at the Carlson Women Connect event in Minneapolis.

Women’s Community


At Carlson, we want to create and sustain an inclusive environment where we empower women in business. We do this through GWIB, Forté Fellowships, and other events and opportunities that create a space for women to gather, network, and grow together.

Our Women’s Presence


of the Class of 2022 & 2023 are Women


Average Median Scholarship for Women


of all Club Board Positions are Held by Women for the School Year of 2021-2022

Women's Community

The Graduate Women in Business Club aims to empower graduate women in business, to propel more women into leadership positions, and to enhance diversity in the workplace. Learning Lunches and Real Talks provide space for engaging conversations with classmates, professors, alumni, and business leaders on topics such as women in a male-dominated industry, giving and receiving feedback, living a happy life, and parenting. GWIB also supports the Men as Allies Initiative.

Our mission is to provide MBA women with a community -- both within and beyond Carlson -- to be strong business leaders. GWIB empowers women to transform shared experiences into action through informal and formal events, including networking opportunities and professional and personal development.

The Forté Foundation partners with a broad range of forward thinking business schools, corporations, executive education programs, universities and nonprofit organizations who support their goal of increasing the number of women in business. As a Forte partner school we award Forte Fellowships each year to all our female students, send students to the Forte Annual Conference and provide resources to our female students from the Forte Foundation to help support community building among our women students.

 Forte Foundation

The Carlson Women Global Connect alumni affinity network at the Carlson School seeks to foster a culture of lifelong engagement and build a community of alumni dedicated to helping one another succeed. The network provides opportunities for alumni to network, engage in lifelong learning, connect with current students, and advance their careers, all while supporting one another.

Outside of GWIB and Forte, there are additional events and networking opportunities for women at Carlson. Student Affairs hosts a Women’s Affinity Networking Night to connect with prospective students, current students, and alumni; Women, Wine, & Wisdom is hosted by our Part-Time Women’s Club and open to all current students; and other organizations host women-specific events to expose students to women working in various industries. We also connect with our alumni through the Carlson Women’s Global Connect (alumni) and our undergrads through Women in Business (WIB). 

Women's Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships specifically designated for women studying

in the MBA program; awarded in varying amounts from partial tuition

waiver scholarships to full tuition waiver scholarships plus a stipend

for living expenses. Some of these awards, such as the Forté

Foundation Fellowships, also include a variety of leadership and career

development opportunities.

  • Forté Foundation Fellowships
  • Arlene Carlson
  • Carlson Family Foundation MBA Fellowship
  • Chris and Amy Koch MBA Scholarship
  • James and Lisa White MBA Fellowship
  • Judith and Richard Corson MBA Fellowship
  • Laura Moret MBA Fellowship
  • Marcia Page Fellowship
  • Mary Pat Blake MBA Fellowship
  • Rae Carter and Lowell Schwab MBA Fellowship
  • Roberta Petrick Scholarship
  • Thia Breen MBA Fellowship

Connect with Our Community

Pamela London

Pamela London Fox

Class of 2022 - Marketing & Strategy

Pam came to Carlson with nearly 6 years of experience in Marketing and Communications, first as a journalist and then a pivot into B2B Marketing for a technology company. She was born and raised in Seattle and moved to Minneapolis to come to Carlson for her MBA, where she pivoted her career into Strategic Marketing. Pam interned at 3M in the Strategy & Marketing Development program and is returning after graduation as a Marketing & Business Development Strategist. 

At Carlson, Pam is the president of the Graduate Women in Business club (GWIB), a consultant and Managing Partner for Graduate Volunteer Consultants (GVC), and a board member for the Carlson Marketing Network. She also serves as the Strategy Graduate Assistant in the GBCC. 

Pam is a dual Canadian-US citizen and loves to be outdoors, hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. She is the mom to a yellow-eyed black cat named Ebony and the wife of a clinical child and adolescent psychologist, all of whom like to watch sports together on weekends with brunch and a cup (or two) of coffee.

Martha Souder

Martha Souder

Class 0f 2021 - Corporate Strategy

Martha completed her MBA from the full-time program at Carlson in 2021. During the program, she focused on Corporate Strategy and now works as a Senior Consultant on the Strategic Execution team at U.S. Bank. Outside of work and school, her partner and her love exploring the outdoors together and are making their way through both the State Parks here in Minnesota and the National Parks. She is also an avid reader and podcast listener, and always open to suggestions on what to pick up next. 


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