MBA Student

2023 Edie Hunt Award Winner: Sukari Brown

The Edie Hunt Inspiration Award honors the achievements of Forté mission-driven MBA students at our partner business schools. Named in honor of Edie Hunt (Forté’s Board Chair, Emeritus), this annual recognition is based on the contributions an MBA woman makes to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions. The Edie Hunt Inspiration Award winner is announced at our MBA Women’s Leadership Conference.

Nominated by Chaired Professor, Elena Loutskina, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, here are the highlights of Sukari Brown’s (MBA ’23) accomplishments during her journey:

  • Serving as a First Year liaison for the Darden PE Club to increase engagement with women and underrepresented minorities.
  • Being elected as the first woman President of the Darden PE Club.
  • Hosting a virtual fireside chat with Forté women interested in learning about careers in Private Equity (PE).
  • Serving as a Forté Prep Session Facilitator for Admitted Women at Darden.
  • Mentoring four younger women through their entire MBA application process (all four receiving multiple acceptances and scholarships).
  • Hosting more than 20 one-on-one coaching sessions throughout the year with women considering careers in finance who also needed guidance to pivot successfully.
  • Helping plan the Inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit hosted by UVA Darden in Washington, D.C.
  • Serving as a panelist for three women-focused Darden Admissions events.
  • Coaching women at Darden on career decisions, business launches, and leadership.
  • Advocating to increase the number of MBA women exploring finance.

Learn more about the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award.

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