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College Success

Exclusivity of Business Clubs and How Forté Is Breaking Down Barriers for Undergraduate Women

by Ilana Drake, Vanderbilt University, Class of 2025

This fall, I attended numerous information sessions for business clubs at my school, including business fraternities and other organizations which market their pre-professional nature. This is not the first time I was at these sessions – I applied to some of…

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Men as Allies

What Does It Mean to Be an Ally?

by Amy Orlov

The first step to becoming an ally is understanding what allyship is and what it looks like.

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MBA Student

Native American Women Make Their Marks in Business While Honoring Their Heritage

by Meredith Hunt

Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture your heart. – Native American Proverb Everyone has influences that shape their lives. People (parents, grandparents, and teachers), religious traditions, and cultural experiences, for example, can all contribute to personal…

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MBA Student

Let’s Talk About Disability: Part of the Equity Equation

by Wendy Dukes and Libby Davis

Each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month commemorates the important role people with disabilities play in the U.S. workforce. This year’s theme: “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation,” recognizes the valuable contributions of people with disabilities to our economy, our communities, our classrooms, and our world. Learn more about disability inclusion in business school and in the workplace.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Changing the Status Quo for Hispanic Women

by Meredith Hunt

Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to shine a light on the remarkable accomplishments of Hispanic women while also illuminating that they comprise just 1.6% of senior executives at the nation’s largest companies. Learn what Forté is doing to help change the status quo for Hispanic women.

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Forté Events

Women of Color in the Workplace: Navigating the Common Challenges

by Meredith Hunt

With women of color only occupying four percent of C-suite positions and being on the receiving end of disrespect and microaggressions more often than white women, it’s no wonder that burnout, stress, and job dissatisfaction are higher among women of color. What can be done about it?

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