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Diversity and Inclusion

What Authenticity in the Workplace Means to Five LGBTQ+ MBAs

by Elissa Sangster, CEO of Forté

Forté fosters a community of diverse business leaders whose personal identities and professional backgrounds strengthen our values of diversity and inclusion. We strive to build an inclusive culture where everyone is empowered to be the type of leader and role model…

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Mid-Level

Let’s Talk About Gender Equity: 10 Conversation Starters

by Amy Orlov

One of the best ways to support gender equity is by talking about it with your friends, family, and colleagues. To help spark these important discussions, we created a list — which includes conversation openers, discussion questions, and key topics — to encourage dialogue on both gender equity and allyship.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Are You “Covering” at Work? You’re Not Alone

by Amy Orlov

Even in the most diverse work environments, people often feel pressure to downplay certain aspects of their identity on a daily basis. This phenomenon is known as “covering.”

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Seasoned/Executive

Trailblazing Black Women Who Are Leading the Way in Business

by Meredith Hunt and Wendy Dukes

Despite the absence of Black women in C-suite positions, these fourteen are “firsts” in their fields, inspiring other women of color to follow in their footsteps – and carve their own paths.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Why Allyship Matters for Women of Color in the Workplace

by Lisa Beebe

At the 2021 MBA Women’s Leadership Conference, a panel of women leaders discussed the challenges and opportunities women of color experience in the workplace — and how their colleagues of all backgrounds can make a difference as allies.

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Mid-Level

Is “Professionalism” Holding Women Back?

by Amy Orlov

In the business world, people expect each other to look and behave in professional ways — but “professional” means different things at different workplaces. In some cases, “professionalism” could be used to discriminate against someone who doesn’t fit a certain mold.

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