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Diversity and Inclusion

Out & Allied in B-School: Finding and Building Supportive Communities

by Lisa Beebe

How does self-identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community affect one’s experiences in business school and post-MBA? Four MBA alumni share insights.

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Seasoned/Executive

New Forté Program Is Like Oxygen for Women’s Rise to the Top

by Meredith Hunt

At 26,000 feet on Mount Everest, climbers reach the “Death Zone” – a point at which oxygen levels become so low that a climber’s every breath is painful, making the rest of an already difficult journey even harder. Most climbers at…

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Seasoned/Executive

How Expressing Gratitude Strengthens Relationships and Opens Doors

by Amy Orlov

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Forté asked the post-MBA women on our new Alumni Leadership Council the following question: How has gratitude been important in your career?

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Women of Leadership Profiles

Amy Swartwood Applies Hard and Soft Skills Equally to Succeed at Mutual of Omaha

by Meredith Hunt

Amy Swartwood was initially drawn to a career in finance because it offered stability, and after years of risk management and finance roles at banking institutions, she has found a sweet spot as Vice President of Finance at Mutual of Omaha. Likening her role to an “air traffic controller,” Amy says no two days are ever alike.

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Impact Stories

At Her First Forté Event, Lisette Tapia Learned From Women Leaders

by Lisa Beebe

Lisette Tapia, a junior at the State University of New York at New Paltz, shares what it was like attending a Forté event for the first time — and her takeaways from the 2021 Candid Conversations Leadership Conference.

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Career Advancement

Don’t Get Stuck: How Being Too Helpful Can Cost You a Promotion

by Leanne Meyer, Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business)

As workers and employers face decisions about when and if to go back to in-person work, women need to be on guard for an invisible challenge that may await. Research shows that women tend to take on more of what’s termed…

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