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Women of Leadership Profiles

Lauren Herder Applies Trademark Tenacity to Lead Ankura Consulting in the Southeast

by Meredith Hunt

Growing up in Florida, Lauren Herder’s softball coach and band director provided her earliest leadership experiences while teaching her the value of tenacity. After graduating with an MBA from the Crummer School at Rollins College, Lauren applied that same drive when…

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College Student

Meet the 2021 – 2022 Forté Ambassadors

by Tiffany Schulze

Checking In With the Forté Regional and Campus Ambassadors  Forté provides undergraduate women with the tools they need to prepare for fulfilling, significant careers from the Forté Career Ready Certificate, to college clubs and leadership opportunities on campus. This year, we…

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Impact Stories

A Forté MBA Conference Fast-Tracked Alissa Del Toro’s Finance Career

by Lisa Beebe

When Alissa Del Toro considered pivoting into a venture capital career, the Forté MBA Financial Services FAST Track Conference helped her explore her options — and make that move.

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Impact Stories

How a Student-Led Initiative Helped Diversify Darden’s Case-Based Curriculum

by Lisa Beebe

Pam Fischer was in her first year at Darden when she and other women noticed how few of the cases they were studying featured women. With the help of other student leaders, Pam launched a case audit that inspired changes.

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MBA - Application Process

You’re (I’m) Not an “Admissions Mistake”

by Soojin Kwon

35 years ago, Soojin Kwon was a freshman at Yale, worried that she was an “admissions mistake.” Today, she’s Managing Director of MBA Admissions and Student Experiences, University of Michigan (Ross School of Business) — and she has advice for other students feeling that same fear.

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Impact Stories

Incoming MBAs Share Takeaways From the 2021 MBA Women’s Leadership Conference

by Lisa Beebe

This year’s MBA Women’s Leadership Conference was held virtually, which allowed incoming MBA women from all over the world to participate. We reached out to three Forté Fellows — Mariam Bobtoya, Meenakshi Kukreja, and Divya Dewan — to hear about their experiences at the conference.

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