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.

Access MBA

Accredited and highly ranked business schools are coming soon to a city near you to meet qualified MBA candidates. The Access MBA Tour brings together MBA candidates and international business schools in over 40 cities around the world. More than just a fair, Access MBA gives business professionals the opportunity to meet with admissions directors on a One-to-One basis.  Meet top-ranked MBA program representatives, career counselors and GMAT instructors on the Access MBA Tour in worldwide destinations. Places are limited for One-to-One meetings and early registration is recommended.

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

Since its inception in 1966, The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management has secured $225 million to advance their mission of promoting diversity and inclusion in American business. The Consortium annually awards over 300 full-tuition scholarships for students to attend one of its 17 top-tier member schools. The Consortium’s vast network includes these universities, more than 500 current students, nearly 6,000 alumni and 75 corporate partners consisting of Fortune 100 and 500 companies.


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


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The MBA Tour

The MBA Tour hosts more than 60 business education events each year focused on connecting candidates with business schools across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America and Africa. The MBA Tour emphasizes personal interactions between prospective candidates, business school admissions representatives, and MBA alumni. These events are an exclusive opportunity for professionals seeking the next step in their career to connect directly with admissions directors at world renowned MBA and Business Masters’ programs. The MBA Tour was established in 1993, acquired by GMAC in 2019, and has built its reputation on representing top business schools from around the globe. We’ve married GMAC’s unmatched graduate management education market intelligence, reach and candidate relationships with The MBA Tour's proven model for creating face-to-face engagement opportunities for business schools with talented candidates.

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

MLT is the premier career development institution that equips African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans with the key ingredients—skills, coaching and door-opening relationships—that unlock their potential. MLT delivers content via key programs to help minorities at each stage of their career to put them on the fast track to success—at the College, MBA and Executive level.

Menlo Coaching: MBA Admissions Consultants

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.


QS is the leading international network for top careers and education. QS links graduate, MBA and executive communities around the world with recruiters and education providers through websites, publications, selection services and events, both physical and virtual. At our events, MBA candidates can meet face-to-face with some of the world’s top b-schools including Cornell, UCLA, London Business School, Michigan Ross (EMBA) and NYU-Stern.

The Robert Toigo Foundation

The Toigo Foundation is committed to ethical leadership and broader diversity of thought and experience in business. Our mission is to foster the career advancement and increased leadership of under-represented talent by creating mechanisms for greater inclusion from the classroom to the boardroom. MBA Candidates, learn how to become a Toigo Fellow.


Universum is a global employer branding leader. As thought leaders, Universum drives the industry forward having focused exclusively on Employer Branding (EB) for 20 years. Universum is a trusted partner to schools and universities, and over 500 clients worldwide including many Fortune 100 companies. Universum uses research to understand student attitudes and trends and helps leading employers attract and retain current and future ideal employees. Clients utilize the company's experience, knowledge and services from research, strategic consulting and media solutions.