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Forté Foundation..Helping Women Succeed in Business and Getting into B-School

There is a huge gender gap of women serving as executives or board members of the largest corporations.  One of the pathways to these leadership positions is through the pillars of the top business schools.  Unfortunately, very few women choose this path.  Full Time MBA 2010-2011 Profiles:

Harvard Business School – 39% Women
University of Pennsylvania Wharton – 44% Women
Northwestern University Kellogg – 33% Women
Columbia Business School – 35% Women
Stanford Graduate School of Business – 34% Women

Enter the Forté Foundation, a consortium of corporations and approximately 39 business schools whose purpose is to provide women with the tools and resources to help women achieve a more successful career in business.

As per the mission of the Forté Foundation, it is to “to provide an increasing number of women with the tools and resources to achieve a successful career in business. We [The Forté Foundation] will achieve this mission by:

  • Motivating young women to prepare for a business career
  • Increasing women’s access to education and business networks
  • Educating women on the value of an MBA
  • Supporting women financially in their business education
  • Raising awareness of the impact women can make on business and on society/culture/environment/economy
  • Encouraging and supporting cutting-edge research on relevant topics”

At their recent conference 2012 Forté MBA Women’s Conference held on Jul 28-29, 2012, the posed to the b-school consortium the task of identifying within  their ranks, board-ready women.  For those who are alumnae of one of the b-schools, make sure that you are on the list.  For those seeking the services of the Forte Foundation, they are just a click away.  For those seeking to go to business school they can not only help you, but also assist in helping you find financial support.  This isn’t the only organization out there whose cause is to help women achieve a more successful career in business.  Please be sure to read our next article on the Top Organizations Helping Women Succeed in Business.

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