MBAs on the Move

Meet Women (and Men!) Bucking Gender Norms in 2019

A former college athlete turned sports marketing pro; a museum executive who aims to use art to improve communities; a former brand specialist who now plans strategy for a large public school district; a part-time product developer for a hotel chain who delicately balances work and family; an e-commerce maven who succeeded against the odds and now drives growth for a software company;  and a Teach for America alum and former political consultant who now leads regional strategy for a major airline.

In addition to these impressive role models who comprise Forté’s MBAs on the Move 2019 campaign, for the first time, we’ve included two male allies who are contributing new ideas to the gender conversation with their groundbreaking book, Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women.

Check your inbox next week for the first MBAs on the Move story to be published, including a series of fascinating peeks into different aspects of a role model’s journey – for example, her most treasured advice, value of the MBA, candid mistakes, and even go-to apps, books, and “crank the volume” songs.

All based in Chicago, this year’s role models were selected for their distinctive career paths and/or contributions to furthering gender equality. Check out previous campaigns in 2016, 2017 and 2018, which featured women in New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, respectively.

Here is a sneak preview of who you’ll meet, starting in July:

Tyeise Huntley Jones
Chicago Public Schools, Director of Network Support
Cornell University, MBA 2010

Alison Brewer
Wilson Sporting Goods, Global Marketing Director
University of Wisconsin, MBA 2007

Brad Johnson & David Smith
Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women,

Stephanie Pirishis
Great Wolf Lodge, Director of Product Development
Northwestern University, MBA 2007

Claire Ruud
Museum Contemporary Art, Chicago; Director of Convergent Programming
Yale University, MBA  2012

Mayla Sanchez
Bibliotech Education, Chief Commercial Officer
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MBA 2014

Natalie Mindrum
United Airlines, Regional Strategy Manager
University of Chicago, MBA 2011

Meet all our MBAs on the Move.

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