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Impact Stories

How a Student-Led Initiative Helped Diversify Darden’s Case-Based Curriculum

by Lisa Beebe

Pam Fischer was in her first year at Darden when she and other women noticed how few of the cases they were studying featured women. With the help of other student leaders, Pam launched a case audit that inspired changes.

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Feedback Gap Can Hold Women Back

by Leanne Meyer, Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business)

Early in their career, women can face a hidden stumbling block. Research shows women are not getting the same kind of feedback as their male colleagues. They aren’t hearing about what they need to do better, what they need to know…

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MBA - Application Process

You’re (I’m) Not an “Admissions Mistake”

by Soojin Kwon

35 years ago, Soojin Kwon was a freshman at Yale, worried that she was an “admissions mistake.” Today, she’s Managing Director of MBA Admissions and Student Experiences, University of Michigan (Ross School of Business) — and she has advice for other students feeling that same fear.

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Men as Allies

Expanding Our Allyship Programs to Be as Inclusive as Possible

by Amy Orlov

As part of Forté’s mission to advance women in business, we want to involve as many people as possible in the gender equity movement. In 2016, Forté launched its Men as Allies initiative to help men understand how they can support women in the workplace as well as on MBA campuses.

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Impact Stories

Emily LeStrange Found a Flexible, Focused MBA Game Plan in MBALaunch On Demand

by Lisa Beebe

After studying liberal arts in college, Emily LeStrange fell in love with the financial services industry. Forté’s MBALaunch On Demand program helped her level up in her career.

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Women of Leadership Profiles

Jennifer Burke Applies Engineering Know-How to Leadership Role at Masco

by Meredith Hunt

Jennifer Burke was educated as an engineer, but she pivoted to a business role and now leads logistics and distribution for Kichler Lighting, part of the Masco family of companies. She has stayed at Masco for more than 25 years because there is always a new problem to solve and no two days are ever the same.

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