Family responsibilities, finances prevent women from getting MBA

Women make up only one-third of MBA students, well below the average for medical and law schools
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/17/2006

After months of correspondence work and a week-long intensive lecture series at Halifax’s Dalhousie University, Sandra Larin sat down to write the final exam for one of her MBA courses.

She soon heard crying outside the room. The door opened and Larin’s mother entered the exam room Larin shared with one other female student, carrying Larin’s screaming and hungry six-week-old daughter Natasha.

“I breastfed her, holding her in one arm, while typing the exam with the other hand,” said Larin.