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About Hilary

Hilary is healthcare professional with a passion for improving the lives of women. As a second-year MBA student at the Rotman School of Management, Hilary is pairing business acumen with her clinical experience in order to move social service organizations forward. She adds value by understanding complex problems and driving clients towards optimal solutions. Her experience includes case management in the criminal justice system, adolescent drug abuse prevention research and clinical therapy for eating disorders. Hilary holds a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies from Colgate University and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University.

MBA Student Fellow Project

Hilary began her project by exploring how to get more women into business school. In understanding the admission process, she realized that admissions collect 3-5 words that candidates and their referees use to describe each applicant. She predicted that there would be differences between the types of words used (feminine vs. masculine) to describe female and male applicants. She also hypothesized that an applicant’s use of masculine language would be predictive of admission to the MBA program. After reviewing a sample of over 2,700 applications, she came to a few key conclusions, which you can view and/or download in the pdf report below.

Report: Exploring Gendered Language in MBA Admission Applications