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.
Posts in Forté Fellows
"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.'"
"One will never feel 100% prepared for business school, but with marketing experience in wide-ranging roles under my belt, I felt I could make a real contribution to the classroom."
"For those switching careers, don’t discount what you can do with an MBA! This is one of the only times in your life where you can really make a change in your career. The key is understanding your value, what you truly want out of the MBA, and how your experiences translate into your new career path."
"Getting an MBA was important to me because I come from a science background and then worked in the nonprofit sector, where I really felt a lack of foundational business strategy."
"There are so many different perspectives in an MBA classroom and so many opportunities to stretch and grow. It’s good to have a plan coming into the program, but make sure to expect the unexpected."
"Make sure you have a group of advocates supporting you – whether it be a friend, mentor, significant other, or family member. Surround yourself with people who will champion you through this process."
"Think of business school as a two-year experiment. It is a safe environment to do all of the things that you’ve been too afraid to do up until now."
"I decided to pursue an MBA to gain additional business knowledge and meet other classmates who share my desire to use start-ups as a vehicle for pursuing a certain goal."