Category Archives: MBA Student

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A Voice for Every Woman

by Dildora Ahmedova, Rice University (Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business) MBA student

For the past 23 years, MBA students at Rice Business have been organizing and delivering an annual Women in Leadership Conference (WILC), which has become a beacon of inspiration in Houston. The full-day event brings together present and future female leaders…

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Career Switching

Forté Role Model, Lauryn Lewis, Used Her Masters Degree to Build Her Own Career Path

Forté is here to help undergraduate women explore deferred MBA, specialty masters, and early career graduate programs. By attending a Forté Forum, Lauryn Lewis learned about her options and applied for the Masters in Management program at Georgetown University, McDonough School…

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MBA Student

Two Rice Forté Fellows Speak Up for Diversity

by Meredith Hunt

Ashleigh Rogers and Ashley Ward share more than a first name. These Forté Fellows, first-year MBA students at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, come from large, close-knit African American families and are passionate advocates for diversity in the workplace.

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Allies for Gender Equity

Drew Harvill, Scheller College of Business, Shares His Inclusive Leadership Takeaways

by Lisa Beebe

At Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, Drew Harvill is both an MBA student and Senior Academic Program Manager for the school’s evening MBA program. This gave him a unique perspective on Forté’s Inclusive Leadership: Allies for Gender Equity program.

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Five Ways to Fight Imposter Syndrome

by Britnai Nunley, Accelerate Leadership Coach at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University

From an early age, many of us have been taught to leap into challenges even when we feel unsure. Want to work in a field that’s still male dominated? Trailblaze away! Don’t meet all the qualifications of a job listing? Apply…

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Career Advancement

Forté Role Model, Shreya Jaggi, Strengthened Her Career with a Deferred MBA

MBA programs are not “one program fits all” — There are different types of MBAs that Forté partner schools have to offer for all career paths. Shreya Jaggi graduated in 2022 from one of those programs, the deferred MBA program at…

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