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Texas MBA Women's Forum

October 24th - 25th, 2014

We strongly encourage prospective female students to attend this exclusive event showcasing all that the Texas MBA program has to offer through info sessions about curriculum, career planning, student community, experiential learning, and Austin’s charm. Discover how the Texas MBA program can unlock your potential and help you develop as a business leader, whether you are looking to advance your current career or make a career change.

  • Hear an in-depth overview of the Texas MBA program
  • Interact with our diverse community of students, alumni, and faculty
  • Understand the value proposition of the Texas MBA 
  • Experience what makes Austin special: good food, fabulous music, and more!

Registration for the 2014 Texas MBA Women's Forum will open late summer.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Sample Women's Forum Agenda

Thursday (Optional)

Time  Session Location 
7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Check-In for Class Visits Starts at 7:45 a.m. Big Bend,
MBA Program Office
9:00 p.m. OPTIONAL - "Think n' Drink" Cocktail Hour with Current MBA Students
Not a UT-Sponsored Event


Time Session Location
N/A Free Day in Austin
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3:00 p.m. Hotel Check-In AT&T Conference Center 
5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration & Check-In Tejas Café, AT&T Center 
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception Tejas Café, AT&T Center 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Welcome Dinner
Tina Mabley, Assistant Dean, Full-Time MBA
Eric Hirst, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
Rodrigo Malta, Director of MBA Admissions
Women's Forum Event Co-Chairs
Tejas Café, AT&T Center 
9:00 p.m. OPTIONAL - Night on West Sixth Street with Current MBA Students
Not a UT-Sponsored Event


Time Session Location
8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast & Registration Legacy Events Room, McCombs
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Welcome & Introductions
Women's Forum Event Co-Chairs
Student Organization Leaders
Tina Mabley, Assistant Dean, Full-Time MBA
Rodrigo Malta, Director of MBA Admissions
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Exploring the Opportunities at Texas
Tina Mabley, Assistant Dean, Full-Time MBA
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Student Services, Curriculum & Financial Aid
Jolene Ashcraft, Senior Associate Director of Student Services
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  Break
Light Snacks Available
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  MBA+, Global Connections, McCombs Adventure Program & Study Abroad
Tommy Ward, Global Connections Coordinator
Debbie Carney, International Exchange Coordinator
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Faculty Panel Legacy Events Room, McCombs
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch with Student Mentors The Atrium, McCombs
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Group Tours McComb School
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  Career Services
Stacey Rudnick, Director of MBA Career Management
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
2:45 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.  Student Life Panel
Current MBA Students
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
3:40 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Break
Light Snacks Available
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Admissions
Shelley Clifford, Senior Associate Director of MBA Admissions
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Alumni & Sponsor Panel
Texas MBA Alumni & Sponsors
Legacy Events Room, McCombs
5:00 p.m.  Session Wrap-Up  Legacy Events Room, McCombs
5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  OPTIONAL - Networking Reception
Current MBA students, alumni, staff, and faculty 
AT&T Center 

2013 Texas MBA Women's Forum Student Host

Texas MBA Student Lilly YehLilly Yeh, MBA 2014

Welcome to the 2013 Texas MBA Women’s Forum!

I'm an East Coast native who grew up outside the Philadelphia area. I stayed around to attend the University of Pennsylvania for my undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. Before coming to UT, I worked in healthcare consulting at Accenture. I am a second year Texas MBA student focusing on the healthcare industry.

In addition to the Women's Forum, I'm involved in the Graduate Women in Business and the Business Communications Club.

Please contact me at if you have any questions.

Travel & Logistics

If you're selected to attend the Texas MBA Women’s Forum, below you'll find some helpful information for planning your trip to Austin. Be on the look-out for more details coming soon.

Official Start & End of the Event

The official event starts at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013. The event officially closes at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013. All other events outside this time frame are optional.

Optional Thursday

If you registered for a class visit on Thursday, October 17, please arrive 15 minutes early to register and meet your student host in the Big Bend Conference Room in the MBA Program Office at the McCombs School of Business.


Here is a Google Map with Texas MBA Women’s Forum event location information for your reference.

Hotel Accommodations

AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center Hotel
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705

The hotel is located directly on campus and it's about a five-minute walk from the McCombs School of Business, where the Women's Forum events will be held. More information about the hotel can be found at

The MBA program is pleased to cover the cost of your stay on Friday night. You will check in on Friday, October 18 and check out on Saturday, October 19. Check-in begins at 3:00 p.m. and check-out is at 11:00 a.m. You will be paired with a roommate also attending the Women’s Forum. All incidentals are the responsibility of the guest. If you would like to stay at the AT&T Center on the nights of Thursday, October 17, or Saturday, October 19, a block of rooms has been reserved under the name “Women’s Forum.” You must indicate this on your event registration form.


The University of Texas campus is located approximately 12 miles (20-30 minutes) from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Taxis are readily available at the airport and will cost about $25 to get from the airport to the UT Austin campus. Taxis are also available at the AT&T Center for transportation back to the airport. Travel and transportation expenses are not covered.




There will be no off-campus events during this Women’s Forum, however, if you prefer to have your own mode of transportation during your stay in Austin, here is a list of  rental car companies at the Austin airport. Please note that the cost of parking is not covered at the AT&T Center and is the responsibility of the guest.


If you drive to campus and are staying at the AT&T Center, we recommend parking in the AT&T Conference Center Garage, which is located directly underneath the hotel. Overnight guests of the hotel may obtain a parking card at the front desk for garage parking at $14 per night. Valet parking is $14 per visit or $21 overnight, plus tax.

If you're driving to campus but not staying at the AT&T Center, you can also park in the Brazos Garage, which is located at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Brazos. Day parking (3-16 hours) at Brazos Garage costs $12. Overnight parking is $18. 

Map and Directions from Brazos Garage to McCombs 


If you can no longer attend the Women’s Forum, please email and let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your spot to another applicant.

Dress Recommendation

Forum session dress is business casual attire. Evening and social events are Austin casual! Austin weather can be unpredictable in the fall, but around mid-October is light jacket weather.


General Inquiries: 


We’d like to thank this year’s sponsors for making the Texas MBA Women’s Forum possible: 

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