Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Off to a Good Start at London Business School

We just finished our first day of class– which started today at 8:15 am with Understanding General Management, when we reviewed a case where Honda displaced established motorcycle brands in the U.S., and ended at 6:00pm in the computer lab running simulations on statistical data sampling for Data Analysis for Management.

Despite the long first day, LBS has been kind to us, easing us back into school after, on average, over 5 years away in the work place. This easing in started three weeks ago, when most of us arrived in London, just in time for Flat Hunters Pub Crawl. At “Flat Hunters” those seeking flats/flatmates wrote their names on nametags in green; those who were already all sorted wrote theirs in red. By the end of two weeks, and when Orientation started properly, most of us knew several familiar faces – and had found flats!

The official Orientation, which lasted throughout last week, eased us into the program even more (or I should say, “programme”). It started with two days of learning about what lies ahead, including a helpful lecture on how to prepare for and participate in case study discussions, and tons of opportunities to get to know the other 400 people in our MBA class. Then they sent us out of London, where, cheesy as it sounds, we practiced working on teams through physical puzzles and ropes courses. (My very-non-professional-grade photos from Orientation are here.

Thanks to all this mingling, orienting, and team-building, we were able to just enjoy and dig into class today. For instance, we had been forced to come up with a “contract” last week for how our 6-person study group would work together this year, and had agreed to prioritize teaching and learning from each other over executing a task as quickly as possible. We did exactly that when analyzing grade distributions in a probability exercise today. All in all, a good start to what promises to be a great two years ahead!

Liz Aab, Forte Fellow
Class of 2012, London Business School

Monday, August 30, 2010

NYU Stern School of Business - Forte Sponsor Event

Global Events
Stern MBA Admissions will host more than 75 events in 20 countries this fall. Events include admissions presentations, special events and fairs. View our For more information and to register for an event near you, please view our Fall 2010 Event Schedule.

Opening Doors for Women

On Sunday, November 7, NYU Stern will hold Opening Doors for Women, our marquee women's admissions event. It includes breakfast with SWIB members and alumnae, a student/alumnae panel and remarks by the SWIB Co-Presidents. Please RSVP to attend.

Information session and Class visit program
NYU Stern MBA Admissions offers daily information sessions. Prospective students may visit a class during the Fall semester. Please check our website in September to sign up for a class visit. Spring class visits are reserved for Stern applicants who have been invited to interview.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Goizueta Business School Women's Open House - Forte Sponsor Event

November 13, 2010
Women are key contributors at Goizueta, so we are committed to enrolling top-quality female applicants each year. At Women’s Open House, you will hear from women at Goizueta as they share their experiences within our diverse community. You will also have the chance to network with current women leaders, students, alumnae and faculty. This will be a great opportunity for you to take a close look at the Goizueta community and see the resources available to our students. RSVP link:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Berkeley MBA Women’s Workshop - Forte Sponsor Event

Saturday, October 2, 2010
The UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and the Haas Women in Leadership (WIL) Club invite you to join us on campus for a full-day workshop to learn more about graduate studies in business management in all three Berkeley MBA programs: Full-Time, Evening & Weekend, and Berkeley-Columbia Executive. The Berkeley MBA Women’s Workshop will give you an opportunity to explore the value of an MBA, network with current students and alumni, hear helpful application tips from members of the admissions committee, and learn about scholarships and financial aid opportunities. We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant Haas community. All are welcome to attend! Online registration will be available in early September.

If you are not able to join us for the Berkeley MBA Women’s Workshop, please look for us at other admissions events in your area!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kelley MBA Events - Forte Sponsor Event

Kelley MBA Events for Women
Meet Kelley MBA alumnae, faculty, and staff in a city near you. This is a great opportunity to find out what it's like to study at Indiana University and the benefits of a Kelley School of Business education from those who have experienced the Program first-hand. We hope to see you there! Visit for more details. To register, please call 1-800-994-8622.

Kelley Women's Weekend: Oct 15-17, 2010
The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University continues to reinforce the importance of women in the business world. Through many of our nationwide dinners, cooking classes and other creative events, the Kelley School has attracted the interest of many high potential women who are looking to pursue their MBA. This fall, we’re reaching out even further to demonstrate our continued commitment. This October, the Kelley School invites female prospective students to join us for a weekend dedicated to providing in-depth information on the Kelley MBA, introducing you to a network of great women, and most importantly, exploring the exciting career options that are available upon graduation! Find out more at To register for the Second Annual Kelley Women's Weekend, contact Analilia Silva in MBA Admissions at or 812-855-8006.

Kelley In Focus Diversity Recruitment Weekend: Oct 8-10
Each October, the Kelley School of Business MBA Program presents a special diversity weekend for unique and talented applicants to see for themselves what the Kelley Program is all about. We call the weekend Kelley In Focus and we pack it with information, interactive sessions, engaging conversations, social activities, and, of course, the jewel-colored brilliance of Bloomington in the fall. Online registration is available at If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Brad Rosenwinkel in MBA Admissions at

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth’s 2010 Women in Business Conference - Forte Sponsor Event

“Charting Your Own Course…” The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth’s 2010 Women in Business Conference unites influential professionals, MBA students and prospective applicants in a 2-day event in Hanover, NH that creates an environment for inquiry and challenge as it tackles myriad contemporary business topics. Highlights of this year’s forum include: admissions and student life discussions; a negotiations workshop; a “Gauntlet” experience for rising entrepreneurs; panel discussions on balanced careers, entrepreneurship, international business, corporate citizenship, and board membership; social networking opportunities and two keynote events. Join us for an inspired fall weekend in New England, November 5-7, 2010 at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. For details: or contact our conference co-chairs at

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wharton Women in Business: Visit Days - Forte Sponsor Event

Are you a woman considering your MBA at Wharton? Wharton Women in Business and Wharton's MBA Office of Admissions invite you to join us for a full day of programming, including class visits, an overview of Wharton's many opportunities for leadership, and time to get to know more about Wharton's amazing community of women. We are excited to introduce you to our vibrant and diverse community, and we look forward to welcoming you to campus. Click on a date below to register.
23 September 2010
30 September 2010
14 October 2010
28 October 2010

INSEAD The Business School for the World - Forte Sponsor Event

INSEAD’s full-time MBA programme hosts Information Sessions & Master Classes Worldwide. Click here for events in your country. Join us at one of these events to learn more about our MBA Programme and admissions process, and to meet INSEAD alumni local to you. With two fully-integrated campuses in Europe and Asia and over 70 different nationalities in the classroom, no other business school offers such a multicultural experience. The accelerated 10-month curriculum develops successful, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organisations and their communities. Our alumni often say that their year at INSEAD was life-changing. Contact us at

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Meet Chicago Booth in Your City - Forte Sponsor Event

Registration is now available for Chicago Booth Admissions Receptions! Chicago Booth’s Admissions Receptions are hosted by a member of the admissions staff and local alumni and consist of a traditional presentation, alumni panel, and networking reception. Chicago Booth Admissions hosts events in over 60 cities around the world each year. These events are a great way to learn about our unique program and to begin determining if Chicago Booth is the right fit for you! Click here for more information and to register for upcoming events.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

UCLA Anderson School of Management: Women in the MBA - Forte Sponsor Event

November 1, 2010

Join us in Los Angeles for a day of activities to learn more about the UCLA Anderson experience and our commitment to developing female business leaders. The day includes lunch, a campus tour, class observation, an information session and the opportunity to engage in intimate dialogues with current students, alumni and staff.

Date: November 1, 2010
Time: 12:30 to 7:00 p.m. (attendance for the whole day is not required)
Location: UCLA Anderson School
Address: 110 Westwood Plaza
Executive Dining Room, B210
Los Angeles, CA 90095
For registration information, visit our website.

Monday, August 16, 2010

McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin - Forte Sponsor Event

Texas MBA Women’s Forum
October 28-29, 2010
Forum activities will introduce you to the program and connect you with current students, alumni, faculty and staff. You will also have the opportunity to attend a portion of the Women in Business Leadership Conference, hosted by our Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) organization. Registration information will be available September 1st, or contact Vicki Duran at

Friday, August 13, 2010

London Business School Global Information Events - Forte Sponsor Event

London Business School holds regular information sessions and networking events at our London campus and in other key locations across the globe.

The events provide you with an opportunity to find out more about our diverse portfolio of Masters and Executive Education programmes, meet with admissions representatives and alumni of the School, and hear from our world-class faculty.

Click here for details on forthcoming events and to register.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

MIT Sloan School of Management - Forte Sponsor Event

We invite you to learn more about the MIT Sloan MBA program by attending any of our events. More details and registration information is online.

MIT Sloan on the Road information sessions include a presentation of the goals and character of our MBA Program and offer you a chance to talk with the people who know MIT Sloan the best — our MBA Admissions staff and alumni.

On-campus information sessions offer you an opportunity to learn the details of what makes MIT Sloan unique, the ins-and-outs of the MIT Sloan MBA application process and to ask questions.

Ambassadors Program is a highly interactive half-day session hosted by current students; you will attend classes, join an information session with a member of the admissions committee, and enjoy a casual informational lunch with first- and second-year students. The Ambassadors Program is scheduled in the fall and spring semesters.

Online chats are a fun way to have your questions answered personally by Admissions staff.

If you have questions or need additional information, please email


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chicago Booth Evening and Weekend MBA Events - Forte Sponsor Event

Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Diversity events
At Chicago Booth we embrace the value of diversity and are committed to recruiting a diverse student body. In an effort to keep students of all academic, professional, and cultural backgrounds engaged, the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs at Chicago Booth host Diversity Open House and Diversity Networking events.
Click here to register today!

Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Open Houses

The Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs’ Open House events are held monthly at Gleacher Center, our downtown Chicago campus, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn more about the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs at Chicago Booth through a presentation as well as meet alumni and current students who can answer questions regarding curriculum, student life, and networking opportunities available at Chicago Booth.
Click here to register today!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Johnson School of Management at Cornell - Johnson Women In Business - Forte Sponsor Event

November 11 - 12, 2010 (Deadline to apply is October 4, 2010)

- Experience the Johnson School at Cornell and learn about the Johnson MBA
- Gain valuable information about applying to a top MBA program
- Learn how to position yourself as a top female candidate for MBA admissions
- Meet Johnson School female students, faculty, and staff

Johnson Women in Women Business (JWIB) is our Women’s weekend on the Cornell campus. At JWIB, you will learn about our MBA programs, gain valuable insight on how to position yourself as a top female candidate for MBA admissions, understand what the business school experience is really like from current Johnson Women, and network with female Johnson School faculty and staff.

Click here to register:

Monday, August 9, 2010

Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon: Women and the MBA Workshop - Forte Sponsor Event

The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon's Masters Admissions Office and the Tepper Women in Business (TWIB) cordially invite you to Women and the MBA: A Workshop hosted by the Tepper School of Business. This workshop is ideal for all women who are interested in learning more about the MBA, whether business school is an immediate or distant destination. The Women and the MBA workshop offers you a unique opportunity to explore the value of an MBA. You will engage in a variety of presentations and panel discussions focusing on the MBA experience, work/life integration, and the culture specific to the Tepper School. We will even give you helpful hints for your MBA application! You will have an opportunity to interview, attend class, and interact with current students, faculty, alumni, and fellow prospective students.

How to Register: Online registration is available at

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Krystal Brooks in the MBA Admissions Office via email at or at 412-268-9932.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Registration Now Open: Forté Forum Event Series September 13 - October 5

Forté Forum: The MBA Value Proposition
9 cities across the US and London
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Thinking about an MBA? Don’t miss the premier MBA event for women! The Forté Foundation invites you to attend a Forté Forum event to learn, network, and discover what an MBA can do for your career. At the event you'll:

  • Meet with admissions representatives from over 35 top business schools across the country
  • Talk to GMAT test-preparation companies
  • Learn from the experiences of MBA alumnae and current employees at prestigious companies

Pre-registration fee is $10; Onsite registration is $15.
Learn more and register at