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Women of Color College Leadership Conference Application Process

The Forté Women of Color College Leadership Conference is a two-day virtual leadership conference for 300 diverse undergrad women leaders interested in exploring the full scope of career and academic options available in the business world.

Eligibility Requirements

The Forté Women of Color College Leadership Conference will bring together undergraduate African-American and Latina women from diverse academic backgrounds including STEM, economics, liberal arts, business, and communications majors. This is a great opportunity for college women to discover new ways to position themselves as diverse candidates for the greatest career impact. Connect with professionals and peers for real talk about how to navigate your career as a woman of color.


The Forté Women of Color College Leadership Conference is free to attend, a benefit provided by our generous partners. We do ask all admitted students to pay a $50 refundable deposit to save their seat at the conference.

Application Process

Fall 2020 Applications will open on August 24, 2020.

We have a limited number of seats for this event. The selection committee will review all complete applications and may follow up with a phone call or email if there are outstanding questions. Once applications are open, the deadline to submit will be Sept. 20.

Step One: Application Form

As part of your application, you will be asked to respond to the prompt below in fewer than 250 words to demonstrate your interest in attending this conference. You may want to draft your response in advance.

What is your goal for attending the Women of Color College Leadership Conference? Please share 2-4 questions or topics you would like to see addressed at this event.

Step Two: Resume Upload

Once you complete both steps, your application and resume will be sent to the selection committee for review. You will be notified with a decision (admit, waitlist, decline) via email from the Forté College Team as soon as possible. Generally, you will hear from us within two weeks of an application deadline or sooner.

If your application is accepted, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your seat by submitting a $50 refundable deposit. This deposit will be reimbursed after you attend the event in its entirety.


Do you have questions about the Forté Women of Color College Leadership Conference? Contact us.