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Impact Stories

Forté MBALaunch Inspired Amanda Villarreal to Pursue a Part-Time MBA

by Meredith Hunt

Amanda Villarreal never considered an MBA until she saw how much financial capital drove community change. After completing Forté’s MBALaunch program, she is now working on gaining her MBA from NYU Stern.

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College Success

How Forté Helped Rutgers Undergrad Sri Narayanan Grow as a Leader

by Lisa Beebe

Sri Narayana has always been a self-starter, but in her first year at Rutgers, she felt overwhelmed by all her options.

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Impact Stories

At a Forté Event, Ariel Laura Metayer Found a Sisterhood of Supportive Women

Raised by a single mother who immigrated to New York from Haiti, Ariel Laura Metayer has seen firsthand the struggles and strengths of women in the workplace. Now a rising senior at St John’s University, Ariel – a politics and government…

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Impact Stories

Forté’s Women of Color Conference Fueled Amy Maldonado’s Self-Confidence

The first in her family to attend college, Amy Maldonado – a sociology major in the University of Chicago’s Class of 2022 – found the Women of Color Conference transformative, fueling her confidence to express her authenticity. Why is Forté’s mission…

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Impact Stories

Forté Gave Tricia Felice a New Perspective on Her Non-Traditional Background

Through Forté, Tricia Felice gained the network to finally pursue exactly what she wanted to do — get an MBA and launch a brand consultancy for startups and growth-stage companies. Drawing on her Hollywood background, she uses storytelling and narrative frameworks…

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Impact Stories

To Help Ambitious Women Advance in Their Careers, Jean Park Gives to Forté

Jean Park first encountered Forté as a Wall Street intern. Years later, as a portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments, she supports Forté because it gives women the confidence to prove themselves in the workplace. Jean believes that women armed with confidence…

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