MBA Mama is an online platform that provides ambitious women with tools and resources to leverage an MBA and strategically navigate family/career planning.
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Divinity Matovu, CEO
Wharton School of Business, Class of 2017
MBA Mom of Two
Divinity has experience in law, consulting, non-profit management, retail, government, impact investing and education. Divinity holds a BA from the University of Southern California in Political Science and African-American Studies. She blogs for MBA Mama on topics like:
Nicole Pontón, COO
Duke Fuqua School of Business, Class of 2017
No Kids, Future MBA Mom
Nicole has 10 years work experience in operations, consulting, international development and non-profit management. She holds a BA from the University of Southern California in International Relations and Religion. She blogs for MBA Mama on topics like:
Learn more about Nicole here.
Our Co-Founder Story
How We Met
"Divinity and I met for the first time in February 2015 in Los Angeles at StartingBloc's Social Innovation Institute, although we later learned we'd both attended USC, have a ton of mutual friends and each spent time working in East and Central Africa. I was impressed with Divinity's pitch of MBA Mama in StartingBloc's Ideas Marketplace competition. Divinity was named one of the winners, and her prize was a team of 15+ fellows rapid prototyping the MBA Mama concept for half a day. I was on Divinity's team. We hit it off immediately. After discovering our shared passion for women's empowerment, we agreed to form a business partnership." - Nicole
Divinity pitching MBA Mama publicly for the first time in February 2015 at StartingBloc's Ideas Marketplace. She met Nicole moments later.
Divinity and Nicole with some members of the MBA Mama StartingBloc rapid prototyping team.
Nicole organizing feedback during the MBA Mama rapid prototyping session. The rest is history!
Inspiration + Vision
"I was inspired to start MBA Mama in 2015 after seeing few images of - or resources for - women with children in MBA programs I was interested in. The StartingBloc family and Nicole's passion gave me the confidence to launch MBA Mama as a business. As Black and Latina founders, Nicole and I are proud to be the creators and leaders of MBA Mama. We both have overcome many hurdles to reach this point in our careers. We are committed to creating a company that revolutionizes how our society views work and family. We are thankful for the privilege to pursue our dreams of empowering career women who desire to live full, balanced lives."
The Wharton School of Business, Class of 2016
Mother of one
Stephanie works for AbbVie, a biopharma company based in North Chicago, within their Commercial Leadership Program. She holds a degree in Finance and Psychology from Notre Dame. Before her MBA, she worked for Goldman Sachs. Stephanie has blogged about the decision to attend the same MBA program as her husband, Ray, being pregnant in b-school and telling her internship supervisor she was expecting
Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business, Class of 2015
Mother of two
Monique is a Merchandise Buyer for Target. She holds a BA in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to b-school, she had five years experience in account and partnership management for chemical engineering companies. She has talked to us about knowing it was the right time to get her MBA, dealing with FOMO during b-school, and meeting her husband in b-school.
Duke Fuqua School of Business, Class of 2017
Mother of two
Deepthi is a Duke Forte Fellow who holds a degree in Electronics and Communication from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in India. Deepthi is a former engineer who has worked for Walmart, Accenture, and IBM. Deepthi blogged about her experience as an international MBA Mama making the transition to a U.S. b-school.
Georgetown McDonough School of Business, Class of 2016
Mother of one
Brooke has a BS and BA in Business, Entrepreneurship, Real Estate Finance & Investments from USC. Prior to her MBA, she worked as a real estate broker and Strategy/Ops Manager for a medical device company. Brooke has spoken to us about time management and meeting her husband while studying for the GMAT at Starbucks, choosing Georgetown and advice for aspiring MBA women
Executive MBA, University of Rochester
Simon Graduate School of Business, Class of 2016
Mother of four
Jane is Director of Finance for Lifetime Benefit Solutions. She is the former COO of MassMutual Rochester and has over fifteen years experience in financial services. Jane blogged about how she knew it was the right time to pursue her EMBA, challenges of caring for a special needs child, and work-life balance
University of Virginia
Darden School of Business, Class of 2016
Mother of twin boys
Clear Admit is the leading independent resource for top-tier MBA candidates.
Founded by Wharton MBA graduates with extensive experience in business school admissions and consulting, Clear Admit provides MBA Admissions advice, news, and digital content to its readers. MBA LiveWire and MBA DecisionWire provide real-time admissions and enrollment decisions for the top business schools.
Stacy Blackman MBA Admissions Consulting, personalized, comprehensive assistance with every stage of the application process.
MBA Mama subscribers can access discounted consulting services through our partnership with Stacy Blackman Consulting. The Stacy Blackman Consulting team, comprised of MBA graduates, former admissions officers and expert writers, editors and marketers, helps clients develop and implement a winning marketing strategy. Stacy Blackman Consulting clients have a significantly increased probability of admission to top schools and are frequent recipients of merit scholarships.
The company is regularly featured in publications such as BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal and the Economist. To learn more about how you can utilize SBC's services at discounted MBA Mama rates, contact us here.
MBASchooled is a digital content platform dedicated to educating MBA applicants, students, and graduates throughout their educational and professional careers.
Check out the following articles to get insights from the women of MBASchooled:
How the Kellogg Community Collaborates to Support Women – Amanda McCarthy, VP Strategic Marketing, Kellogg Women’s Business Association
CommonBond is a student lending platform founded by three Wharton MBAs that delivers savings, first-class service, and social impact.
Finance your MBA with loans from CommonBond and get a one-time payout of $150 with MBA Mama's referral link when your loan closes. MBA Mama subscribers who secure one of CommonBond’s MBA Student Loans will get access to one of the market’s lowest interest rates along with a friendly customer service team potentially saving you thousands of dollars and tons of headaches over the life of your loan. If you have questions about how this partnership can benefit you, contact our CEO here. Learn more about how you can pay less for your MBA through CommonBond.
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