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Forté Women of Color College Leadership Conference

Applications Open in 2020

When women of color have their voices heard, we all win. Diverse perspectives lead to brilliant solutions for everyone, from corporations to consumers to communities. Our team of professionals will help you launch yourself as a strong candidate, from maximizing mentorships to crafting your critical thinking skills. Forté will help you shine during your job search and at work while embracing and leveraging your diversity.

The best part? The conference is free to attend! Forté even offers travel stipends so all undergrad women have the opportunity to join us.


  1. Hone your critical thinking and presentation skills during the experiential workshop
  2. Explore your own professional style and executive presence
  3. Discover new ways to position your diverse candidacy for the greatest career impact
  4. Dialogue with diverse professionals who will share how to bring your authentic self to the workplace and expand on other hot topics based on your suggestions
  5. Find a role model in our Women of Color trailblazers and network with your peers


"This is going to be a stand-out event—an opportunity to explore business as a career path using Forte’s signature combination of skill-building, networking and education while addressing head-on the unique opportunities and challenges for women of color in business. I’m thrilled to be a part of this inaugural conference."

— Cynthia Bowman, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Bank of America

Thank You 2019 Forté Conference Sponsors

  • PNC
  • Accenture
  • Bank of America
  • Bloomberg
  • Credit Suisse
  • DaVita
  • Deloitte
  • ExxonMobil
  • JP Morgan
  • MIT Sloan
  • University of Virginia (Darden Business School)
  • Yale School of Management