NYIT celebrates International Women’s Day

Support for women in business a high priority in NYIT MBA programs


To offer support to female students in its fast-growing MBA program, the New York Institute of Technology’s (NYIT) Vancouver campus is launching new initiatives and events.

“We’ve always had a lot of women learners and we want to make sure these students feel empowered,” says NYIT associate professor Petra Dilling.

Dilling is currently in the planning stages of starting a women’s club for MBA students. It is a concept she hopes will encourage students to gain confidence in a safe space while also empowering each other.

“The goal is for students to be confident enough to speak up for themselves when they get into male-dominated boardrooms,” she says. “I hope this club will help with that and other challenges.”

On March 8, meanwhile, the campus will celebrate International Women’s Day with its Embracing Growth in Leadership event, featuring a panel of local leaders sharing their journeys to success. Attendees will learn what makes a good leader, hear about the challenges of leadership and how to best cultivate a work-life balance, and get advice on career advancement.

“Through events like this, we want the community to get to know us and we want to get to know the community,” says Dilling, who herself has been supported by NYIT in attending various women and leadership events.

NYIT Vancouver offers two MBA options, one with a finance concentration and the other with a focus on management. 

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