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.
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“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.”
"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."
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.
Each year, the Forté Foundation brings together leading women for a candid conversation on careers and business leadership in this exclusive event. We invite you to learn how these successful women advanced to the top. Hosted in 2014 in Los Angeles, Dean Judy Olian of UCLA Anderson School of Management facilitated the conversation with Barbara Hulit, Senior VP and Group Executive at Danaher Corporation; Christine McCarthy, Treasurer at Disney, and Barbara Desoer, CEO of Citibank, N.A.
The Dialogue with Leadership is the heart of the MBA Women’s Leadership Conference — a rare opportunity for MBA women to hear from and talk with senior women business leaders. You might imagine that women in such lofty positions must have carefully charted every twist and turn of their careers. Not so. Read what our three panelists had to say about failure, taking a stand, and work chemistry.
Nicole examines how female leadership can be built, even from humble beginnings, as a conduit for change.
Forté Executive Director Elissa Sangster analyzes what prevents so many women from rising above mid-level management.
Compassion is a key characteristic for a strong military leader. This is surprising since compassion is seen as a "female" trait. If we consider it as a leadership trait instead, how can you apply it to your own workplace?
ExxonMobil collaborated with Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce (GHWCC) and Houston PBS to produce a series of vignettes called Breakthrough Women, featuring women executives in Houston’s leading industries.