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A Diverse Workforce Requires a Diverse Pipeline: How the PhD Project Is Changing Academia
At the time that I joined a then “Big 8” accounting firm in Detroit, Michigan, there was one Black female partner in an office of close to 1000 professionals (Deloitte & Touche, 1991, Betty Maple); and she was in tax, not audit. It never occurred to me that I would remain at the firm for more than a year or two since I had no indication that someone like me could succeed there. Fortunately, two of my professors planted the seed that I should consider returning for a PhD. And even more important, The PhD Project launched as I started the third year of my PhD program so that I had a network and the support that I needed to complete it. In 1994, I was one of the 175 minority doctoral students in business schools across the country. Today, I am one of the 1346 faculty.
You will walk away from this chat with:
- An understanding of why you should pursue the PhD program you’ve been considering
- The link between diverse education and diverse professionals
- How you can apply to The PhD Project