Category Archives: Diversity and Inclusion

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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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Forté Events

Happy International Women’s Day!

It’s International Women’s Day — a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women’s rights movement. This year’s theme is #EmbraceEquity. Equity isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. At Forté, we embrace equity every…

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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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College Success

Exclusivity of Business Clubs and How Forté Is Breaking Down Barriers for Undergraduate Women

by Ilana Drake, Vanderbilt University, Class of 2025

This fall, I attended numerous information sessions for business clubs at my school, including business fraternities and other organizations which market their pre-professional nature. This is not the first time I was at these sessions – I applied to some of…

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Allies for Gender Equity

What Does It Mean to Be an Ally?

by Amy Orlov

The first step to becoming an ally is understanding what allyship is and what it looks like.

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MBA Student

Native American Women Make Their Marks in Business While Honoring Their Heritage

by Meredith Hunt

Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture your heart. – Native American Proverb Everyone has influences that shape their lives. People (parents, grandparents, and teachers), religious traditions, and cultural experiences, for example, can all contribute to personal…

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