Johnson Women in Business


Johnson Women in Business group photo 2018

October 2-3, 2020

Johnson Women in Business (JWIB) is our annual female student hosting event for prospective applicants to our Two-Year and One-Year Ithaca based MBA programs. This year we look forward to connecting with prospective MBA women through an entirely virtual experience.


During this two day experience, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the Johnson MBA program, student experience, and resources to support women
  • Gain valuable information on how to position yourself as a leading candidate for admission
  • Network with Johnson students, faculty, staff, and alumnae
  • Participate in Johnson’s Annual Women in Business Symposium on Saturday, October 3rd.

JWiB & JMB Information Session

August 18

7:00 PM ET

Register Here

Application Process

Apply Now

JWiB 2020 participants who apply by our January round application deadlines will be eligible to receive an invitation to interview throughout the application cycle along with a Johnson application fee waiver for use during the 2021 application year.

COVID-19 Planning

In alignment with Cornell University’s operating plans for the fall 2020 term – JWiB 2020 will be hosted virtually. Further details are available in the JWiB 2020 Schedule of Events.

JWiB 2020 Schedule of Events

Our schedule of events includes experiences designed to introduce and expose you to Johnson’s diverse and dynamic academic community. In addition to attending interactive sessions on Friday, we hope that you will look forward to attending our annual Johnson Women in Business Symposium.


Johnson Women in Business Highlights

Scroll through our album to preview the JWiB experience!


Upcoming Residential Admissions Events


julia denardis

Johnson wasn't on my radar before attending JWiB, but afterwards, it was EVERYTHING! Over the course of the event, the students, alumni, and faculty all demonstrated the unique culture that sets Johnson apart from the rest of the top business schools I was considering. From the inspiring women I met and the engaging speakers I listened to, to the fun leadership activities I got to experience, every aspect showcased Johnson's tight-knit, inclusive community, where everyone is encouraged to bring their whole selves to class everyday. This was especially evident during a round-table discussion I had with other attendees where we openly shared our experiences dealing with the "imposter syndrome" and techniques we can use to overcome it. It was an incredibly empowering experience!

Julie DeNardis, JWiB 2018, MBA 2021
alex hitchcock

“JWiB was a unique opportunity to have a first-hand experience of the Johnson community, and to truly feel like I was a part of it for time I was in Ithaca. From the moment I walked into Sage Hall, I was immediately welcomed and made to feel at home by faculty, staff, and students who went out of their way to answer questions, share their experience, and offer guidance on my personal and professional journey. The weekend was full of classroom and hands on learning, engaging and interactive student and alumni panels, and preparation for the application process through mock interviews. I met and engaged with an incredible group of diverse women who offered insight and perspective on being a woman in business and empowered me to find my voice and role as a future leader. I am fortunate to call many of the attendees classmates and friends that continue push me, and the broader Johnson community to be our best selves.”

Alexandria Hitchcock, JWiB 2018, MBA 2021
emily khaykin

My experience at JWiB introduced me to the incredible community of women at Johnson and the support system that they had built for one another. Small group sessions with a mix of current and prospective students were open, genuine, and trusting; we discussed what it meant to be a woman in business and how to go about building the skill sets and networks that would best prepare us for our respective paths forward. I received constructive feedback during my mock interview session and took away great advice (and a dose of empowerment) from the alumni speakers. I had attended a few of these weekends at other schools during my application process. JWiB offered me so much more than any of those other weekends. By the end of the program, I had made some great connections both with my (then) future classmates and with awesome women that went on to attend fantastic programs elsewhere. I knew then that I wanted to be a part of the Johnson community, contribute to it, and make it grow. If Johnson could offer me so much perspective and value after one weekend, I couldn't wait to see how much I could learn after two years.

Emily Khaykin, JWiB 2018, MBA 2021
natalie kirchhoff

Attending JWiB was crucial in deciding to apply to Johnson. I had heard great things about the school and people, but it wasn’t until I stepped foot on campus and met the amazing faculty, staff and students that I truly understood what everyone was talking about. The kindness and hospitality was unparalleled. The JWiB programming was informative. I came away knowing “why” I wanted to apply to Johnson. Plus I made some friends that I still keep in touch with today.

Natalie Kirchhoff, JWiB 2018, MBA 2021
maureen marful

“Attending JWiB was one of the most important and transformational steps I took during my MBA application process. At the event, I met prospective and current students that made me feel so welcome and comfortable which helped me get a true sense of the supportive culture at Johnson. The hands-on nature of the event allowed me to envision what it would be like to be a student at Johnson. The mock classes and interviews were invaluable experiences that helped me solidify that an MBA was the right next step in my career, Johnson was the right school for me and that gaining admission was attainable. In addition, JWiB expanded my network several of the women I met there are now both my classmates and friends. “

Maureen Marful, JWiB 2018, MBA 2021