Seeking Tippie Representatives for the 2024 National Women’s Case Competition in Austin, TX from April 4 – 6

Would you be interested in traveling/representing Tippie at a national case competition? If yes, please complete the following interest form to represent Tippie before Friday, February 9th!

We are now reviewing students for the 2024 National Women’s Case Competition in Austin, TX happening from April 4 – 6! The selection committee is seeking Tippie students with demonstrated potential and  leadership within the Tippie College of Business! The McCombs School of Business, the Women in Business Association, and Apple, Inc. are excited to host the 2024 McCombs National Women’s Case Competition taking place on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin from April 4 – 6, 2024 in Austin, Texas! Additional information can be found at:

Competition Timeline:

  • Feb. 9 (F): Finalize Tippie Team
  • March 28 (Th): case released via email (one week prior to competition)
  • March 28 – April 3: intensive case preparation [please note that Easter is March 31]
  • April 3rd or 4th: Travel as team
  • Apr 4 (Th) – Apr 6 (Sat): competition held in Austin, Texas

Additional Information for WCC:

  • In 2023, the Tippie team won 2nd  place in their first outing at the competition.
  • Competition is a team of four. While all students are welcome, we are seeking any undergraduate BBA women (trans and non-binary students are welcome).
    • Prior completion or current enrollment in BUS:3000 (BCaP) preferred.
    • Experience working with Tableau (or strong quantitative skills) desired.
    • Strong team dynamics needed.
  • Professor Beth A. Livingston, Faculty Director, Kathleen Dore – Henry B. Tippie Women’s Leadership Program will serve as the team advisor.
  • Meredith Ringel-Ensley in the Frank Center will help prepare your team with best practices for PPT slides, public speaking, and other written/speaking material.
  • Tevin Robbins and the UPO will assist with competition logistics.
  • All student participants are provided food and hotel lodging throughout the competition as well as additional expenses provided by the Tippie College of Business.

History of WCC

The McCombs National Women’s Case Competition began as an initiative to provide more opportunities for female identifying students to participate a heavily male dominated case competition space. The competition was created as a space to amplify the voices of women and provide pathways for women to participate in case competitions on a large scale. Presently, all students are able to participate, regardless of gender identity.

Why the lack of women representation?

​ Interestingly, there is a consistent skewed gender ratio, which undermines the competitions. 50% of business students are women, yet only 29% of case competition participants are women. Questionnaires from past WCC participants have found potential causes for this lack of representation include self-doubt, lack of experience amongst students, and that the intensity and duration of the case competitions were not a good fit for most.

Thanks to the generous support from the sponsoring company, Apple, Inc., the National Women’s Case Competition is able to provide the following cash prizes to the first, second, and third place teams:

  • First Place – $4,000 ($1,000 for each team member)
  • Second Place – $2,500 ($625 for each team member)
  • Third Place – $1,500 ($375 for each team member)

If you have any questions about WCC, or case competitions supported by the Tippie Undergraduate Program Office (UPO), contact Tevin Robbins at

Tevin Robbins

Robbins, Tevin S - Associate Director, Student Engagement