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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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Diversity and Inclusion

5 Ways to Be Your Authentic Self in a Leadership Role

by Lisa Beebe

Women with diverse backgrounds often face additional challenges in their careers, from racism to unconscious bias. Forté invited three women leaders of Asian heritage to share how they overcame obstacles like these to succeed in business.

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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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Forté News

2021 Edie Hunt Winners Share Passion for Advocacy

by Meredith Hunt

Alberta Asafo-Asamoah and Aoife Considine are both soon-to-be MBA graduates of Imperial College Business School in London. They both serve as leaders of Imperial MBA Women and are fierce advocates for underrepresented populations. At the recent MBA Women’s Leadership Conference, Forté named them both winners of the 2021 Edie Hunt Inspiration Award, which recognizes the achievements of women MBAs at Forté partner schools.

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Diversity and Inclusion

MBALauncher Jessica Yu Jin Isn’t Letting Anti-Asian Sentiment Hold Her Back

by Lisa Beebe

Looking to the future, Jessica Yu Jin hopes that with an MBA, she can show other Asian women what’s possible for them. For now, she is focused on sharing resources and encouraging people to consider perspectives that are different from their own.

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Impact Stories

Chantel Adams and Jacqui Cuffe McNamara, Edie Hunt Award Winners, Continue to Excel

by Meredith Hunt

When Chantel Adams and Jacqui Cuffe McNamara got MBAs in 2014, jobs were not the only thing on their minds. They had also just capped off two years of dedication to advancing women’s representation in business, for which they tied to win the prestigious Edie Hunt Inspiration Award. Seven years later, they still believe in Forté’s mission to get more women leading.

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