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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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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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Impact Stories

At Forté Diversity Day, Nicole Conforti Made International Connections

by Lisa Beebe

Forté’s first-ever Diversity Day brought together more than 200 women from around the globe. For Nicole Conforti, it was a chance to grow her MBA network.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Out & Allied in B-School: Finding and Building Supportive Communities

by Lisa Beebe

How does self-identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community affect one’s experiences in business school and post-MBA? Four MBA alumni share insights.

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Impact Stories

At Her First Forté Event, Lisette Tapia Learned From Women Leaders

by Lisa Beebe

Lisette Tapia, a junior at the State University of New York at New Paltz, shares what it was like attending a Forté event for the first time — and her takeaways from the 2021 Candid Conversations Leadership Conference.

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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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