As the latest and the youngest woman leader on the UMT Consulting management team, Milena Beshkova recognized a unique opportunity to help her female peers. She pitched—and now leads—UMT’s Gender Balance and Mentoring and Coaching Initiatives, and women’s promotion rates have already improved dramatically in under a year.
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Gain advice and inspiration from top women executives working in leadership roles at Forté sponsor companies. Learn about their impressive job, career path, industry and educational choices, standout business and work-life lessons, tips for other women, and more.
How did Alison Micucci's rural roots and love for law get her where she is today? Alison boils it down to stepping out of her comfort zone to let some level of risk in at certain points in her career.
Paula Tolliver shares the secrets of a long successful career in business services.
Jennifer Colosimo doesn’t shy away from talking about the challenges of being a woman in the business world. She’s worked hard to cultivate professional relationships that lead to inclusion, which is different than diversity.
Carolyn Miles’ business background served her well in her transition to nonprofit management. Is her MBA experience applicable in a nonprofit environment? Carolyn thinks so.
As a consultant, Beth Bovis can live anywhere she wants and has carefully crafted her work/life balance. You’re surprised to see “consultant” and “work/life balance” in the same sentence? Consulting is commonly considered a way to rack up the frequent flyer miles and see the world, at some cost to domestic stability. But Beth is eager to counter that stereotype.
Debra Coleman briefly tried working in a school…and in a corporate law office…and in a law firm that collected delinquent taxes. “I had no idea what I wanted to do!” she recalls. Graduating from Williams College with a liberal arts…
It’s clear that the lure of a career in financial services hasn’t abated for Diana Reid over her decades of success. In fact, she thinks that right now is exactly the right time to enter the industry.
Maria’s happiness and suitability for her career is immediately palpable. So what advice does she have to offer for young women looking to find a similar fit?
“You’ll never know everything. It’s an ocean of information that you take in, in a couple of glassfuls a day."