(Photo from Dean Judy Olian's twitter feed - @DeanOlian)
John Byrne over at Poets & Quants has continuing coverage of UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian's visit to the White House to discuss business school best practices.
The deans of 14 prominent business schools gathered in the White House yesterday (April 16) to discuss a rather thorny issue: the pay gap between male and female MBA graduates.
The deans met with President Obama’s economic advisors around a long mahogany table in the Roosevelt Room to help the administration create an agenda for a June summit on working families. Besides the gender pay gap, the meeting examined leadership, retention rates, business school culture, and the timing of business school in the lifecycle.
It was a high-powered group which included Nitin Nohria of Harvard Business School, Sally Blount of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School, Richard Lyons of UC-Berkeley’s Haas School, Ted Snyder of Yale’s School of Management, and Judy Olian of UCLA’s Anderson School, among others.
Anderson Dean Olian said she wants to beef up alumni career support to help graduates transition back into the workforce after taking time off for children. She also told The Wall Street Journal she wants to increase outreach to young women in high school so they consider business more seriously as a career option.