MBAs on the Move

Ten Women Who Score a Perfect 10 in the Nation’s Capital

Meet Forté’s 2018 MBAs on the Move Role Models: A fearless and tenacious juice entrepreneur, a former Army captain and Harvard Business School grad turned executive recruiter, an engineer who has worked in the White House and the FBI and now focuses on applying technology for social good, a Google account exec who is passionate about technology’s impact on sustainability, a former professional dancer who now helps businesses grow as an HR leader at Amazon Web Services, an upbeat Latina retail strategist at P&G, a non-profit executive who wants healthy food to be more accessible, a home builder who has a side hustle in TV, and entrepreneurial consultants who aim to make health care safer and public education better.

The MBAs on the Move campaign features exceptional women with MBAs who are disrupting norms in their industries, careers, and/or communities. These 10 remarkable women – all based in Washington, DC – demonstrate the range of career paths available to an MBA.

Through the campaign – now in its third year – they offer their unique insights on everything from how they landed their dream job to mistakes they have made to how they continue to pivot and evolve.  Previous campaigns in 2016 and 2017 were based in San Francisco and New York City, respectively.

The first of 10 monthly stories will arrive in your inbox on April 25. Here is a sneak preview of who you’ll meet:

Swetha Arbuckle
Amazon Web Services, Senior HR Leader
Carnegie Mellon University, MBA 2009
Lydia Poole
Procter & Gamble, Shopper Insights & Analytics Leader
University of Rochester, MBA 2006
Hillary Lewis
Lumi Organics, Founder & CEO
University of Virginia, MBA 2013
Afua Bruce
New America (Public Interest Technology Program), Director of Engineering
University of Michigan, MBA 2011
Evelyn Gallego
EMI Advisors, Founder & CEO
York University, MBA 2005
Marnie Oursler
Marnie Homes, President
Duke University, MBA 2013
Kate Kohler
Korn Ferry, Principal
Harvard Business School, MBA 2006
Adrienne Weil
American Hotel & Lodging Association, VP Strategic Partnerships and Business Development
Georgetown University, MBA 2011
Titilola Harley
Harley Consulting Group, CEO
George Washington University, MBA 2009
Colston Carr
Google, Enterprise Account Executive, Google Cloud
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, MBA 2007

We want to hear from you! What industry, function, experience level, and/or location would you feature in a future “MBAs on the Move” campaign? Email your feedback to

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