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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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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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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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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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Anisha Kapoor and Cindy Hoang, Ross MBA Students, Share Takeaways from the Forté MBA Campus Leadership Summit

by Lisa Beebe

Anisha Kapoor and Cindy Hoang are the newly elected co-presidents of Michigan Business Women at University of Michigan (Ross School of Business). They spoke with Forté about their experiences at the MBA Leadership Summit, how they’ve made their mark in male-dominated fields, and their plans for the future.

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Chantel Adams and Jacqui Cuffe McNamara, Edie Hunt Award Winners, Continue to Excel

by Meredith Hunt

When Chantel Adams and Jacqui Cuffe McNamara got MBAs in 2014, jobs were not the only thing on their minds. They had also just capped off two years of dedication to advancing women’s representation in business, for which they tied to win the prestigious Edie Hunt Inspiration Award. Seven years later, they still believe in Forté’s mission to get more women leading.

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