For the past 10 years, women have represented about 35 percent of full-time MBA students at the Wharton School and its peer institutions.

Two years ago, Wharton became the first of these schools to reach the 40-percent benchmark. And it has remained the only one to do so.

We commend Wharton’s efforts to attract more women. By holding admissions presentations, Wharton is able to develop relationships with students before they matriculate into MBA programs.

We further commend our numerous peer schools that have been working toward increasing MBA diversity. Institutions such as Harvard Business School and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University have recently adopted similar outreach programs to Wharton’s, and have seen similar success.

However, there are still gains to be made in terms of gender equality and MBA matriculation. Wharton and its peer schools must continue, and strengthen, their efforts to increase female participation.

As the top MBA programs of America, these schools must lead by example.

Do you think Wharton is doing enough to recruit women? Send us a letter to the editor to share your thoughts: letters@thedp.com.

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