“Does a traditional background for business school really exist? I’m challenged everyday by individuals from diverse backgrounds who have taught me more about business than I’ve ever before known. I truly think this is a once in a lifetime experience and I’m forever grateful for the opportunity.”
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"Perspectives from other professionals and expert knowledge shared by world-renowned professors provide the backdrop for rich discussions from which I daily apply ‘a-ha moments’ in my career. "
"Business school will be the most inspiring, challenging and brutal two years of your life. There is nothing that can prepare you for it, there is no way to explain it and there is no investment more valuable for your future."
"One of the most impactful pieces of advice I’ve received so far in business school is that the MBA should be a transformational experience, not a transactional experience. What does that mean? I think it means taking risks and challenging myself to “say yes” to classes or experiences that I would typically shy away from. It means being open-minded and present within and outside the MBA community. These two years in school are meant to grant me a safe space to grow as a leader so that I can make a bigger impact!"
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Over 300 women attended the 2014 Forté MBA Women's Leadership Conference from June 20 - 21 at UCLA Anderson School of Management. 75% of the attendees are starting business school this fall and we are happy to be the start of their MBA experience. See what attendees and alumnae had to say about the experience.
“It was so cool to see these senior women and top companies all talking about the importance of having women in the company. Having women in leadership is something I’ve been passionate about for a long time.”
The 2014 MBA Women's Leadership Conference was hosted by UCLA in late June. Attendees gained confidence from sessions by presenters including Cindy Solomon, Katrina Lake, and Ali Wing. Women had the opportunity to meet sponsor companies at the career expo and ended the event on a "Happy" note.
"I truly believe that when you present yourself well, people see your potential and want to help you along, and it’s my responsibility in turn to mentor someone else."
"I have not for one second regretted my decision to go to business school, but I think if I had done what was easy, I'd be living in a lifetime of 'what-ifs.'"