Thursday, March 11, 2010

MBA Women's Conference: Lead the Way

For the first time women outnumber men in the overall workforce, but a quick look at the senior ranks of business shows that we still have progress to make. And that progress starts with investing in you—our future women business leaders.  Forté Foundation’s mission is to do just that—encourage and support women like you into business leadership. To benefit from this encouragement and support first-hand, we want you to be with us at our MBA Women’s Conference in Chicago this June. I know your summer will be busy—full of legitimate distractions like needing to work one more day to finish up an important project, starting a summer internship, squeezing in one last vacation before starting school , etc.”  But believe me, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Forte’s conference draws women from the best business schools and this year we expect to have close to 500 women in attendance. The timing of the conference gives you early access to companies and industry information, and builds the skills that will give you a leg up on the competition when you start your program in the fall. Because of our relationship with sponsoring companies and business schools, Forté is uniquely positioned to gather MBA women to explore career opportunities, network, and hear from women business leaders with an MBA who are highly capable advisors for current MBA women on their path to success.  Very few opportunities like this exist for MBA women. And because you’ve been admitted into a Forte sponsor school you are exclusively invited to take advantage of this one.

Perhaps a few words from last year’s attendees about how the conference impacted them will help paint the picture: “The networking opportunities were incredible. I was able to meet women from all different backgrounds and cities and plan to keep in touch with them throughout my academic and professional career.”

“This conference kicked me into high gear as I prepare to start my MBA. It was very comforting to be around bright women from across the country who are in the exact same life phase as I am.”

“It was very inspiring to see corporate women in high level positions who are confident and comfortable in leadership positions.”

This year our theme is Working for Change: Make your Mark, Lead the Way. Since change seems to be the norm these days, embrace it and make it work for you. Change the face of business leadership so that it reflects your priorities--more integrity? a more balanced life? business that  impacts the greater good? Which of these is most important to you? Join the conversation at Forte’s conference and be a part of how women will change business leadership.  We know that women lead differently and define success differently, and you have the power and responsibility to Working for Change: Make your Mark, Lead the Way.

I encourage you to make the time for this important conference and kick off your MBA career in grand style. If you’ve already registered, block your calendars and visit this blog regularly for the latest conference news, and if you haven’t –make the commitment to be with us!

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