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Diversity and Inclusion

5 Ways to Be Your Authentic Self in a Leadership Role

by Lisa Beebe

Women with diverse backgrounds often face additional challenges in their careers, from racism to unconscious bias. Forté invited three women leaders of Asian heritage to share how they overcame obstacles like these to succeed in business.

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Impact Stories

Emily LeStrange Found a Flexible, Focused MBA Game Plan in MBALaunch On Demand

by Lisa Beebe

After studying liberal arts in college, Emily LeStrange fell in love with the financial services industry. Forté’s MBALaunch On Demand program helped her level up in her career.

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Women of Leadership Profiles

Jennifer Burke Applies Engineering Know-How to Leadership Role at Masco

by Meredith Hunt

Jennifer Burke was educated as an engineer, but she pivoted to a business role and now leads logistics and distribution for Kichler Lighting, part of the Masco family of companies. She has stayed at Masco for more than 25 years because there is always a new problem to solve and no two days are ever the same.

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MBA - About the MBA

Dare to Be Bold: Experiences from EMBA Women

by INSEAD

“I was like one of those Hindu gods with ten pairs of hands,” says Isabelle Dresco, a graduate of INSEAD’s Global Executive MBA (GEMBA). “I had a demanding international career. I gave birth to one child in Switzerland, another in London and the third back home in Paris. I also did 120% of the domestic logistics.” After 15 years of career success and no time for pause, she figured it was time to invest in herself.

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Women of Leadership Profiles

At Raymond James, TJ Haynes-Morgan Manages Risks While Taking Them, Too

by Meredith Hunt

TJ Haynes-Morgan has worked in audit and risk assurance management for 25+ years, but her career path has been anything but risk-averse. Growing up with family and church as her anchor, TJ has achieved success through a series of calculated risks and leaps of faith, from taking an international assignment in London and a 26-year career at Citi to starting a new role as Head of Compliance Assurance at Raymond James and subsequently promoted to Chief Audit Executive at Raymond James.

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Forté Events

Forté’s 2021 MBA Leadership Conference Connected MBA Women from Around the World

by Lisa Beebe

On Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19, nearly 1,500 incoming women MBA students participated in the Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for incoming MBA women to hear from women business leaders, build their networks, and prepare to master their time at b-school.

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