Friday, September 18, 2009

Become a Forté Member and Make the Most of Our Resources

Attending a Forté Forum is a major step towards preparing to apply for MBA programs – but it’s certainly not the only one! The Forté Foundation website has many resources to help you through every stage of the process, including:

The MBA Video Diaries – What’s the day-to-day business school experience really like? Watch and learn from women who have documented their first year while navigating study groups, unfamiliar coursework, and the search for a summer internship.

The Quantitative Side of Business School - Don’t let fears about the quantitative needs of business school hold you back. Gain an understanding of the quantitative expectations of an MBA program and prepare for both the classroom and the real-life business world.

Choosing the Right School for You
– Business schools are not one-size-fits-all! Each school has its own unique strengths and personality. Read our Sponsor Spotlights and get meaningful insights into Forté sponsor schools.

Podcasts and Webinars – Listen to past podcasts and webinar recordings and don’t miss this year’s webinar lineup including Admissions, Financing Your MBA, and Executive MBA Programs. With a Forté Premium Professional membership you’ll have unlimited access to all of our online events and recordings. If you’re not yet a member then join us today and then register for one or multiple webinars.

Visit the Getting Your MBA section of our site for even more tips, resources, and personal stories.

Leslie Thompson
Director of Marketing, Forté Foundation

Friday, September 11, 2009

Forté Fellows

Forté Foundation’s mission is to substantially increase the number of women business leaders by increasing the flow of women into key educational gateways and business networks. One of the ways we achieve this is by supporting women financially in their business education. As such, we offer fellowships to women who are pursuing a full-time, part-time, or executive MBA education at participating business schools. Forté Foundation Fellowships are intended to increase the number of women applying to and enrolling in MBA programs.

Each school chooses its own Fellows and has its own criteria for selecting Fellows - no application information is required by the Foundation. Students interested in becoming a Forté Fellow should contact the admissions or financial aid office at the sponsor school of their choice and express interest in being considered for the Forté Fellowship.

Ask each school about their specific selection guidelines. Forté advises schools to choose candidates that exhibit exemplary leadership in one or more ways: academic leadership, team leadership, community leadership, and creative leadership. Schools are encouraged to nominate women who represent diverse educational and work backgrounds, career goals, ethnicities, and citizenship.

Exceptional women candidates of all national origins who have been admitted to participating schools are eligible for consideration. In addition to the above, schools are encouraged to consider candidates who have already demonstrated a commitment to women and girls via personal mentorship or community involvement. Such commitment is in alignment with the mission of Forté Foundation.

Among other benefits, Fellows receive financial support provided through Forté member schools, and they also gain exposure to leading companies in the Forté network. Fellows also gain an immediate network of peers in your fellow fellows that extends beyond your business school. Look into the Fellows program at the schools you’re interested in – we would love to welcome you into this exclusive group of women!