Ross Prof talks Business Law, Being a Woman, and Bruce Springsteen with Financial Times


Michigan Ross is home to many inspiring female role models. 

One of those women is Cindy Schipani, professor of business law, who was just featured in the Financial Times. Schipani, who began her career as an attorney before she decided to teach, has an engaging Q&A where she outlines what inspires her career.  

She explains how she transitioned to academia, discusses why she researches women in business, and provides a few networking tips for women in the business field.

Schipani’s dedication to mentoring women in business illustrates the Michigan Ross mission to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world.  Dean Alison Davis-Blake has made diversity and inclusivity a priority, and people are taking notice.

According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Ross has the highest proportion of female faculty of any top business school, at 27 percent. Also, 22.6 percent of our MBA program’s tenured professors are women, the highest of any top business school. 

“Aim high and be true to yourself. Trust your instincts, embrace challenges and learn from your mistakes. Seek out mentors along the way – in doing so, not only look for people from who you can learn, but also those who may provide sponsorship,” said Schipani in the article.

Read Schipani’s Financial Times interview here.

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