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Fall 2020 Agenda

The Forté Women of Color College Leadership Conference will be a virtual experience for Fall 2020. Please check the virtual conference app for updates.

All sessions are in Eastern Standard Time Zone

Thursday, October 22

4:00–4:30 pm ET

Forté & Partner Welcome

4:30–5:30 pm ET

BrandYou Workshop

When is the last time you took a personal brand audit? Did you know only 33% of buyers trust messages from a brand, while almost 90% of customers trust product or service recommendations from people they know (Nielsen).

In a world where first impressions are lasting impressions and digital communication is at the core of our daily connections, it’s more important than ever to BRANDYOU for early career excellence. BRANDYOU requires an authentic assessment of self, a clear vision for the future, and a commitment to brand consistency. As women of color, there is a dynamic opportunity to BRANDYOU, by tapping into unique intersectional experiences that drive awareness, enlightenment, and possibility.

This interactive session will highlight personal branding essentials and guide you towards visioneering, from idea to action.

Presenter: Chelsea Williams, Founder & Career Strategist, College Code

5:45–6:30 pm ET

Real Talk Panels: Bring Your Authentic Self to Work

Featuring: Forté School and Corporate Partners

6:45–7:15 pm ET

Closing Session

Friday, October 23

12:30–1:00 pm ET

Day 2: Opening Session — Forté & Partner Welcome

1:15–2:00 pm ET

Real Talk Panels: Evaluating Culture

Featuring: Forté School and Corporate Partners

2:15–3:30 pm ET

Simulation: Using Critical Thinking and Presentation Skills to Influence Outcomes

Do you have what it takes to really convince people to follow your recommendation, to take your side, or believe in your analysis? How you think and the way you present those thoughts affects every stage of your life, from securing that job you want to persuade someone that your answer is the right one. Focusing time and energy on not only doing the right analysis but telling an effective story will help you throughout your career.

Facilitator: Deloitte Professionals

Coaches: Partner Representatives

3:30–4:30 pm ET

Real Talk Hot Topics — How to Make Work Work for You

Rotate through candid conversations about how to face issues you may experience in the workplace as a woman of color. Trending topics include how to evaluate the culture of an organization, how to bring your authentic self to a less familiar environment, how to overcome bicultural stress, and how to develop relationships that will build confidence, and more.

4:45–5:15 pm ET

Closing Session — Forté Host & Partner Closing Keynote

5:15–6:30 pm ET

Virtual Career Expo

Forté’s Virtual Career Expo brings together event’s sponsor recruiters and exceptional talent (that’s you!) in a welcoming environment and on a personal scale. At the Virtual Career Expo, you will meet diverse employers in an online group chat, explore company culture, and learn about internships and long-range opportunities.