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Forté Women of Color College Leadership Conference

Applications Open Fall 2019

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.


  1. Hone your critical thinking and presentation skills during the experiential workshop facilitated by Deloitte
  2. Explore your own professional style and executive presence (even when you aren’t yet an executive!)
  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 WOC 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 2018 Forté Conference Sponsors:

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Bloomberg
  • Credit Suisse
  • DaVita
  • Dominion Energy
  • Pimco
  • PNC Bank
  • Duke Fuqua
  • Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at Virginia
  • Yale School of Management