of power in the workplace.
in every field business touches.
Women are underrepresented in leadership roles across industries and functions.
of S&P 500 CEOs are women
the gender pay gap experienced by women — it's even greater for women of color
of total venture capital funding received by women business founders
of S&P 500 board members are women
African American/Black, Latinx/Hispanic, and Native American women are underrepresented in the business world, and FortÚ is working to change that. In 2020, we created new opportunities for women of color to not only learn from our companies and schools, but also to learn from each other and those who have gone before them. In addition to our Women of Color College Leadership Conference, we held six webinars to introduce undergraduate women of color to the benefits of business careers. To better support women of all backgrounds in our MBALaunch program, we added affinity and identity groups and expanded our Candid Conversations series.
of the Undergraduate audience identify as African American/Black, Latinx/Hispanic, and/or Native American
women attended the 2020 Women of Color College Leadership Conference
of FortÚ's underrepresented undergraduate members are First Generation college students
FortÚ Fellows entering MBA schools in the fall of 2020 received $50 million in scholarships
FortÚ Fellow student alumnae achieving MBAs at our partner schools since 2003
female enrollment at FortÚ partner George Washington University School of Business. Also approaching gender equity: Dartmouth Tuck School of Business (49%), Oxford Sa´d Business School (47%), Duke Fuqua School of Business (46%)
female enrollment at 22 FortÚ MBA schools
enrolled in MBALaunch, a 10-month application prep program for MBA aspirants
of 2020 MBALaunch participants identify as African American/Black, Latinx/Hispanic, and/or Native American
The pandemic limited our ability to hold in-person events in 2020, but we continued to offer opportunities in a virtual format to help women keep their careers on track. To reach women while they were quarantined at home, we held 24 audience-specific webinars for undergrads, MBA students, professional women, and our corporate and school partners. We stayed connected with members throughout the year at interactive online conferences for undergrads and MBA students, Virtual MBA Forums held in various time zones, our Virtual Career Fair, and our first Men as Allies Inclusive Leadership program, which showed men from 11 organizations how to take action on gender equity.
Premier Executive Education and Executive MBA Programs became Forté partners
Forté women attended our Virtual Career Fairs
Forté women attended Women Lead webinars, geared for professionals and focused on career exploration, leadership, networking, and professional skills development