A Commitment to Women

Advancing women in business together.

Forté fosters alliances with like-minded industry organizations who share our vision and commitment to women in the workplace. Through these partnerships, we hope to further the advancement of women in business leadership.

Career Protocol

Career Protocol is the web’s most refreshing destination for no-nonsense career advice, MBA admissions guidance, and awesome professional coaching. Founded by women, run by women, and staffed primarily with women, our small team has joyfully guided hundreds of MBA hopefuls just like you to tell their inspiring and authentic story, transcend personal limitations, and get into their dream business schools, usually with loads of scholarships (an average of over $70,000 each!). We take great personal delight in getting to know our students deeply and helping them show their very best selves in all of their professional communication through a training process that elevates their self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and communication skills for life. Want to connect with us? Sign up for a free MBA Strategy Session, start with our MBA admissions calculator and 20-page tailored report on your candidacy, or come join our community of ambitious, caring souls on the MBA Tribe club in Clubhouse! We can’t wait to hear from you!


GMAC is a global, non-profit association of 223 leading graduate business schools. Founded in 1953, we are actively committed to advancing the art and science of admissions by convening and representing the industry and offering best-in-class products and services for schools and students. GMAC owns and administers the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) exam, used by more than 6,500 graduate programs worldwide. Other GMAC assessments include the NMAT by GMAC™ exam, for entrance into graduate management programs in India and South Africa, and the Executive Assessment, specifically designed for Executive MBA programs around the world. The Council is based in the United States with offices in the United Kingdom, India, and Hong Kong. For information on assessments, study tools and services for candidates, visit www.mba.com. For information about The Council and our market intelligence, professional development opportunities and services for graduate management education, please visit www.gmac.com


Everyone Wants Lower Rates. Together, We Can Make It Happen. Juno uses group buying power to offer students lower rate student loans.

Manhattan Prep

In 2000, Teach for America alumnus and Yale graduate Zeke Vanderhoek had a radical idea: students learn better from better teachers. His vision of what test prep could be if taught by great educators led him to assemble a team of highly qualified teachers, recruiting only those with 99th percentile scores and substantial teaching experience. And with them, Manhattan Prep was born. We empower students to accomplish their goals by providing an outstanding curriculum and the highest-quality instructors in the industry.

Menlo Coaching

When Alice Van Harten started coaching MBA applicants in 2007, she was a Consultant at Bain – a position she arrived at via a Ph.D. in Classics and a teaching position at Stanford (certainly not the traditional route!). Following a second stint at Stanford, Alice founded Menlo Coaching in 2012, and now enjoys seeing the number of non-traditional applicants admitted into top-tier MBA programs grow steadily, year over year. Together with David (her partner), Rebecca, Alice W., Leslie, Julie, Marissa, Olga and Yaron, the team at Menlo Coaching offers the perfect blend of 1-on-1 coaching, interview prep, career consulting and step-by-step guidance through the MBA application process. If you want to get into a top MBA program, there’s no better place to start than right here: Winning Admission to a Top MBA: An Exhaustive Guide.

Personal MBA Coach

Personal MBA Coach is pleased to be a Forté MBALaunch Platinum Partner. Founded by a Wharton and MIT graduate over 11 years ago, Personal MBA Coach has helped hundreds of applicants around the world get into top MBA, EMBA, part-time MBA and graduate programs. Personal MBA Coach was formed with the goal of providing the customized one-on-one support that was missing at the larger firms with cookie cutter processes. This one-on-one guidance continues today as our founder, Scott Edinburgh, provides personal support to all clients. Our comprehensive counseling includes mock interviews with a team of former M7 interviewers and customized GMAT/GRE tutoring with tutors who scored in the 99th percentile. Scott also serves on the Board of Directors for AIGAC, the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants and is invited to speak at MBA Admissions events globally. Our clients have been accepted to HBS, Stanford, Wharton, MIT Sloan, Chicago Booth, Kellogg, Columbia GSB, Yale SOM, LBS, Dartmouth Tuck and many more with a 96% success rate. They received $4.5M in total scholarships last year and over $1M in Forté Fellowships, with some MBALaunchers earning a full ride.