Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Announcing the 2013 MBA Women's Leadership Conference

Each year as we prepare and plan for our MBA Women’s Leadership Conference, I start to anticipate the buzz and energy that will fill the room when this group of amazing women comes together. I’m wondering how to communicate this experience to you so that you really get it… so that you can understand the importance of joining us. It’s just two days, but the impact is far reaching. And so often women don’t make the time for critical events like this—they seem indulgent or intangible. But the truth is these opportunities to network, build skills, and invest in yourself don’t come along very often. Make the commitment to be with us!

When asked how the 2012 MBA Women’s Leadership Conference impacted them, attendees responded:

"The conference gave a better feel of what to expect during the MBA experience. It also gave me perspective on the things on which I will have to actively work on to improve myself!" 

"I was struck by the caliber of women that were in attendance at the conference (MBA students and speakers) and how there was a great sense of camaraderie and desire to help build each other up rather than compete against each other."

Forté hosts this conference so that you can explore career opportunities at companies early on in the MBA cycle—it’s a chance to figure out what career path is right for you if you’re just beginning the MBA journey. If you’ve finished your first year of the MBA or recently graduated, you’ll also have the chance to network with other MBA women and our great speakers, panelists, and corporate representatives. At the same time, you’ll develop critical leadership skills through our professional development sessions that will boost your confidence as you re-enter the corporate world. And finally, you’ll have a head start on the other MBAs out there. Very few opportunities like this exist for MBA women. And because you have been admitted into a Forté sponsor school you are exclusively invited to take advantage of this one.

This year our theme is Find Your Space. Take your Place—and that’s exactly what we want to help you do. Set your course for the place you want to be. As a leader, you've already taken a great step by seeking your MBA. Whether you have a clear destination in mind or want to explore the possibilities, great preparation will help you make the most of your business school journey. The women who attend the Forté MBA Women's Leadership Conference will leave energized and committed to excelling in their career. And you need to make this investment in yourself. There are lots of reasons why you can’t or won’t, but 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 – then make the commitment to be with us!

Hope to see you in New York!

-Elissa Ellis Sangster
Forté Executive Director

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