About Us

    Founded in 2015, MBA Mama is an online platform that provides ambitious women with tools and resources to leverage an MBA and strategically navigate family/career planning.

    Join The MBA Mama Movement


    By joining our movement, you will get exclusive access to unique opportunities, such as:

    • be featured as Mama of the Month
    • access to our network of ambitious MBA Mamas
    • professional development
    • connect with MBA Mamas in your area
    • mama life hacks to save you time + money
    • mentoring from successful women in business
    • guest blog and share your story with aspiring MBA women 
    • build your personal brand as a thought leader on issues related to work-life integration


    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:

    Learn more about Divinity here and on her personal website.

    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

    Where It Began

    StartingBloc is a global Fellowship for social impact changemakers. Nicole and Divinity were both selected for the Los Angeles 2015 cohort.

    Pitch Day

    Divinity pitching MBA Mama publicly for the first time in February 2015 at StartingBloc's Ideas Marketplace. She met Nicole moments later.

    Dream Team

    Divinity and Nicole with some members of the MBA Mama StartingBloc rapid prototyping team.

    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."

    - Divinity

  • they tried to bury us

    they didn't know that we were seeds

    Divinity graduates from Wharton with her daughter by her side.

    May 2017

    Nicole graduates from Duke with her mother by her side.

    May 2017

  • MBA Mama

    of The Month

    Mama of the Month (MoTM) is a special honor featuring outstanding, inspirational, powerhouse MBA moms who are rocking their roles as mamas and excelling academically and professionally.


    Click the photo of our most recently featured MBA Mamas to learn more about these phenomenal role models.

    Kernie Obimakinde

    MoTM - Sept '17

    UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business

    Class of 2018

    Rachel Clare

    MoTM - Aug '17

    Duke Fuqua School of Business

    Class of 2017

    Nikole Vargas

    MoTM - July '17

    Michigan Ross School of Business

    Class of 2018

    Kate Myers

    MoTM - June '17

    Univ. of Virginia Darden School of Business

    Class of 2016

    Folaseto Akin-Olugbade

    MoTM - May '17

    London School of Business

    Class of 2017

    Brooke Raybould

    MoTM - April '17

    Georgetown McDonough

    Class of 2016

    Mara Kelly

    MoTM - March '17

    NYU Stern

    Class of 2007


    Charanya Kannan

    MoTM - Feb '17

    Harvard Business School

    Class of 2017

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  • Why We 💖 Mamava

    Mamava is the first company to design a free standing, mobile lactation suite. Mamava's goal is to make breastfeeding more accessible for every mom, no matter her circumstance.


    The Mamava app supports moms on the go by locating Mamava lactation suites and over 1200 other Mamava-vetted public lactation rooms. App is available now for free on iTunes and in the Google Play Store.

    CEO Coaching Corner

    CEO office hours

    $100 for 60 minutes

    Our CEO is opening her calendar to help women in our global community develop a game plan to accomplish their goals. Whether you need an accountability partner, help strategizing for a career pivot or promotion, or help prepping for MBA applications, Divinity is here to be of service. If you are interested in multiple sessions, customized coaching packages can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis depending on your needs.

      Coaching Corner Services

      Book time with Divinity

      Divinity is available for a limited number of hours each month for the following services:

      • Prepping for an MBA or job interview
      • Reviewing your resume and/or MBA essays

      • Developing your business plan

      • Design and launch your personal website or blog

      • LinkedIn and/or social media makeover

      • Strategizing for career pivot or promotion

      • Negotiation practice and prep

      • Prepping you for investor meetings and pitch competitions

      • Problem solving strategic issues with your entrepreneurial venture



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      MBA Mama collaborates with strategic partners to add value for the women in our community.

      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.


      As an MBA Mama subscriber, you will receive 20% off Clear Admit’s award-winning School Guides and Interview Guides using MBA Mama’s special discount code: mbamama2016.

      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:

      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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