Women In Business Education

A global movement that brings together women academics to connect on issues that matter

We champion women leaders in

business schools around the globe

Women in Business Education brings together those looking to stand up for diverse leadership and gender balance within business schools.   Progress is being made to build the pipeline of the next generation of leaders. So let’s accelerate progress, together.

Your research, work and ideas deserve to be seen and heard

(and be paid what you are worth)

How We Take Action


Engage with your international community of thought leaders and change makers. Membership is currently open for women Business School Deans and Associate Deans, with faculty and PhD students launching soon.


Our inclusive global movement encourages everyone to participate in the conversation, dialogue and research.  Whether you can offer new programs, thought leadership, leading webinars or mentoring, there is room and a role for everyone at our table


We invite you to join us for our Virtual Summit, where we bring together the global business community for three engaging days of inspiring speakers and interactive workshops to uplevel your leadership skills for every stage of your career.

Become a Member!

Imagine what will be possible when you join forces

with other female leaders in business academia

Build your peer mentoring network (without the international travel)

Meet women just like you, around the globe, working on similar challenges and on their own leadership journey.

Share stories, experiences, and ideas so you can find inspiration from others on the same path

Participate in workshops, virtual meet ups and online resources to solve your stickiest problems

Select Your Membership Category Below

Upcoming Member Events

WORKSHOP: Managing Your Virtual and Hybrid Teams

Thursday, October 28, 2021



Associate Dean's Convening

Thursday, November 11, 2021




Faculty Convening

Tuesday, November 16, 2021




Dean's Convening

Thursday, November 18, 2021




Covid-19 has the potential to eliminate the progress made for gender equity in business school leadership.


Women leaders in business schools, but they still lag considerably behind their peers with similar qualifications and experience. In the annual salary compensation and survey conducted by AACSB of over 400 business schools, women comprised only one out of four Deans, one out of three Associate Deans, and slightly more than one out of 5 Department Chairs. Women across all ranks still only earn 87¢ to the US$1 dollar earned by men.


Earned by women compared to $1 earned by men.


*Data from the AACSB 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Staff Compensation and Demographic data and also reported in the article, The Glass Ceiling in BizEd Magazine

About the Founder

“There is nothing more powerful than a deep network with multiple layers—standing behind you to lift you up, beside you to face obstacles together, and in front of you to lead the way.”

–Lisa Leander

Founder & CEO

As Featured In

Women Deans On Leading Through Covid 19

By: Monica Adya, Nicola Kleyn & Lisa Leander

Changing the Personal and Professional Game

By: Lisa Leander

It is time to disrupt what it looks like to lead in business education

Membership in WiBE means you will always know that no matter what is happening, you have a global community that always has your back. 

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