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June 20-21, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, June 19
4:30-5:30 pm Forté Fellow Welcome and Kick-Off Meeting (Open to Forté Fellowship Recipients only)
5:30-7:00 pm  Celebrating 10 Conference Years: Fellows Reception with Forté Sponsor Representatives (Open to Forté Fellowship Recipients, Fellow Alumnae and Sponsors, and by invitation only)

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Friday, June 20
8:00-8:45 am Registration & Breakfast
8:45-9:15 am Welcome & Conference Kick-off
Elissa Ellis Sangster, Forté Executive Director & Judy Olian, Dean, UCLA Anderson 

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New Deloitte
9:30-11:00 am Workshops

Bring It to the MBA Classroom

The Confidence Key: Upgrade Your Success Story
The YOU in All You Do

Own the Dance, Negotiating with Confidence 

Creating and Leveraging Professional Relationships with Men

11:15-12:00 pm Career Insights and Industry Introductions I
  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing and Brand Management
  • General Management and Leadership Development
  • Financial Services: Asset Management and Private Wealth
  Workshop for Class of 2015: Work the Room - Be Spontaneous and Memorable (Part 1)
12:15-1:30 pm

Company Networking and Awards Lunch
Enjoy lunch with representatives from Forté sponsoring companies and continue building your “conference network.”  In addition to learning more about different functional areas, you will help celebrate the support of Forté Sponsors and this year's recipient of the Edie Hunt Award.

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1:45-2:45 pm Dialogue with Leadership 

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3:00-3:45 pm Career Insights and Industry Introductions II (Class of 2016 and other new students)
  • Financial Services: Investment Banking, Sales, and Trading
  • Technology and Manufacturing
  • Consulting
  • Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotech

Workshop II for Class of 2015: Work the Room - Be Spontaneous and Memorable (Part 2)
3:30-5:30 pm Company Expo
5:30-7:00 pm Networking Reception 

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Saturday, June 21
8:15-8:45 am  Registration & Breakfast
8:45-9:45 am
Morning Keynote
Creating Courage: Channeling Your Inner Superhero
Cindy Solomon, President and CEO Solomon & Associates
10:00-11:15 am Concurrent Sessions I
11:30-12:45 pm Peer Networking Lunch
1:00-2:15 pm Concurrent Sessions II
2:30-3:30 pm Street Wisdom:  Lessons from Women Entrepreneurs
3:30-3:45 pm Closing Session


MBA Women's Leadership Conference
Know Before You Go!

 Conference stipend available for Forté Fellowship recipients in the class of 2015 and 2016. Additional details on the stipend will be communicated directly to Forté Fellows. Click here to review the stipend policy.