Career Advancement

Breaking Down Obstacles for Female Executives

Carrie Buchwald

Thursday, March 03, 2016

There are 500 CEO positions across the Fortune 500. Currently, only 26 of those offices are occupied by female executives.

Women’s share of managerial and professional positions has been steadily increasing – from 30.6% of such positions in 1968 to over half of them in 2013. Still, the same pace is not reflected in the upper echelons of senior corporate leadership. Why are less than 5 percent of these prestigious and powerful positions held by women? Clearly, corporate America still has a long way to go in terms of gender equity.


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Share Your Lake Forest Story to Celebrate 70th Anniversary

LFGSM Marketing

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

This year, we are celebrating our 70th anniversary. Lake Forest Graduate School of Management opened its doors in 1946 as the Lake Forest College Industrial Management Institute (IMI) with twenty-seven students. Today, more than 500 students are enrolled in the Leadership MBA program at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM) and even more business leaders are participating in our Corporate Learning Solutions programs.

We owe our seventy years of graduate education and leadership development to more than 10,000 students and alumni. To celebrate our 70th anniversary, we want to hear your stories about the impact of your LFGSM degree.

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Corporate Partnerships Create In-Demand MBA Graduates

Bryan J. Watkins, Ed.D.

Friday, February 05, 2016

When it comes to the leadership, creative problem-solving, management and strategic skills necessary for businesses to thrive in today’s global marketplace, corporations and employers know what they need. Unfortunately, it is still challenging for employers to find candidates with the critical leadership skills to fill talent gaps.

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM) knows it takes more than theoretical knowledge to make an impact; it takes an understanding of precisely what corporations are looking for, and a commitment to a constantly evolving curriculum that fulfills those needs.

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