A re-post from Pro-Fellow-
Recently we had the opportunity to Skype with Joysy John, an engineer
turned business strategist turned startup CEO and agent of change. Her
inspirational story includes climbing the corporate ladder then jumping
off for the unpredictable but exciting world of tech startups and social
Joysy studied to be an engineer and excelled at it, but wanted to be
more involved in business. When Joysy decided to pursue an MBA at London
Business School she found the funding and support she needed through a
fellowship. The Forté Foundation Fellows Program
offers fellowships to accomplished women who are pursuing full-time,
part-time or executive MBA at participating universities. The purpose
of the fellowship is to increase the number of women applying to and
enrolling in MBA programs. The Forté Fellowship is highly selective,
offers multiple scholarship opportunities, and provides fellows with
additional benefits such as participation in conferences
and unparalleled leadership development and networking opportunities.
Joysy was happy to share her insights for ProFellow.
1. Why did you decide to pursue an MBA and a Forté Foundation Fellowship?
After six years with JPMorgan in Singapore and New York, I was ready
to change my career from a technology leadership track to sales &
trading. I have a computer engineering degree and wanted to enhance my
knowledge in other disciplines such as finance, accounting, strategy and
marketing so decided to do an MBA. Since Forte Foundation Fellowship
not only provided financial support but also provided exposure to
leading companies and access to a network of peers across top business
schools, I decided to apply for it.