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Platinum Sponsor

PIMCO

PIMCO is a global investment management firm with a singular focus on preserving and enhancing investors’ assets.

We manage investments for institutions, financial advisors and individuals. The institutions we serve include corporations, central banks, universities, endowments and foundations, and public and private pension and retirement plans. We also serve advisors and individuals set on personal financial goals, from preparing for retirement to funding higher education.

For more than four decades, our mission has been grounded in a holistic investment process designed to apply rigorous top-down and bottom-up analysis of inputs to identify investment opportunities and risks. Since our founding in Newport Beach, California, in 1971, we have grown into a team of more than 2,300 dedicated professionals, with offices in 12 countries and trading operations in North America, Europe and Asia. We have an established reputation of innovation, and we continue to evolve as a provider of investment solutions across all asset classes.

Our commitment to the Forté Foundation goes along with the continued effort to enhance and maintain a leadership role in the industry by engaging as wide a pool of talent as possible and integrating different perspectives for success in an increasingly complex global environment.

 

For more information visit: www.pimco.com/careers or follow us @PIMCO.


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The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning. CFP Board currently oversees more than 75,000 CFP® professionals in the U.S. who advise consumers on a broad range of personal finance topics, including retirement, budgeting, taxes, investments, estate planning and insurance, among many others.

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At a time when many Americans are reaching retirement age, the need for personal financial planning expertise is greater than ever. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts four times more job growth for financial planners than the national average for all other occupations. This exciting career also brings personal satisfaction of helping others, as well as financial rewards.

By becoming a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, you will further distinguish yourself with employers in the financial services industry who are increasingly seeking out CFP® certification as the most desired credential in this growing field.

CFP Board Center for Financial Planning

The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning seeks to secure the financial future of all Americans by advancing a more sustainable and inclusive financial planner workforce. The Center serves as a catalyst and convener to address industry-wide challenges in the areas diversity and workforce development, and to build an academic home that offers opportunities for conducting and publishing new research that adds to the financial planning body of knowledge.


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Eastern Bank’s deep community roots go back 200 years, and its focus on serving customers and strengthening communities is even stronger today. Now the largest mutual bank in the United States, with $10B in assets and more than 100 locations in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, Eastern offers banking, investments, and insurance all under one roof. It is recognized both as a leader in corporate social responsibility and for its advocacy on behalf of a number of social justice causes. For more information, visit: www.easternbank.com, www.facebook.com/easternbank or www.twitter.com/easternbank.


Eaton Vance

Who We Are

Eaton Vance is one of the oldest and most distinguished investment management firms in the United States. Since 1924, Eaton Vance has been guided by founder Charles Eaton’s long-term approach to managing investments and his uncompromising commitment to integrity and excellence. Even as we embrace new ideas and fresh market perspectives, our business continues to be grounded in principles of fiduciary responsibility and the prudent care of client assets he espoused.

Tradition of Stewardship

Throughout our history, Eaton Vance has operated with one purpose: to serve our clients’ investment needs. We seek to provide investors with consistent performance, top-quality service and value-added strategies across a range of investment disciplines. In managing client portfolios, we continuously adhere to established investment disciplines and balance the pursuit of return with the careful management of portfolio risk.

Commitment to Innovation

Fast-changing markets require dynamic thinking and forward-looking solutions. Eaton Vance has a longstanding reputation as a leading developer of innovative strategies with strong investment merit. The ability to anticipate the evolving needs of investors and to develop timely innovations continues to be a hallmark of our organization.

Culture of Collaboration

Since 1924, the secret to Eaton Vance’s success has been one thing: our people. We believe the congenial, collaborative work environment we maintain is a key reason Eaton Vance is able to attract and retain so many talented professionals throughout our organization. Among major asset managers, we are distinguished by the continuity of our investment teams, senior management and other staff. Having talented people, engaged and committed over the long term, is a powerful competitive advantage.


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At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want— from the 23 million people investing their life savings, to the 20,000 businesses managing their employee benefits programs, to the 10,000 advisors and institutions needing innovative technology solutions to invest their clients’ money. To do this well, as a privately held company, we place a high degree of value in nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to being an employer of choice. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit www.fidelity.com.

 


JP Morgan

At J.P. Morgan, our mission is simple: first-class business…in a first-class way. In everything we do, excellence and integrity are the guiding principles. Excellence means more than 160 years of experience and knowledge that comes from solving the complexities of significant wealth, day in and day out. We augment this knowledge with some of the boldest, most innovative thinking today. Integrity means keeping your interests front and center always and carrying out our work with utter discretion.

In each key area of wealth management—investments, liquidity and credit management, and, along with your independent advisors, tax and estate planning—our extensive experience is exemplary. Equally important, we have the experience, the organizational structure and the commitment to knit these separate strands into a unified and comprehensive plan designed around your particular situation.

We understand that our collective diversity is our strength and are committed to creating an inclusive organization where everyone can succeed based on merit. We hire and develop people with unique experiences and diverse backgrounds because we believe that is a fundamental part of strengthening our global business capabilities. We understand that different perspectives bring strength and creativity to our work and lead to the best solutions for our clients. J.P. Morgan offers internship opportunities and scholarships to students of diverse backgrounds and participates in a wide variety of career events to attract diverse candidates.


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Achievement with a purpose.

At PNC, we have a great appreciation for the power of diversity and inclusion. In fact, diversity is one of the core values that have been developed by our employees. More than that, it's an integral part of our daily business practices and recruitment strategy. When people with different ideas, experiences and backgrounds work together to achieve common goals, it's inspiring and motivating. It's also what you’ll experience as a PNC employee.

Whether serving an individual or institution, PNC can help clients bank intelligently and easily through several major businesses:

  • Asset Management Group
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking
  • Corporate Functions
  • PNC Mortgage
  • Retail Banking

Learn more about our culture and our careers at www.pnc.jobs.

PNC provides equal opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law. 


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At the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson, you not only earn a degree, you gain an entrepreneurial mindset necessary for creating sustainable economic and social value in our ever-changing global economy. And, as founders of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®, the methodology for turning ideas into action, you’ll learn how to create opportunity in any personal or professional situation.

Women today are reinventing the workplace and themselves. At Babson you can learn to do both. The current Babson graduate student population reflects 34% women. Learn more about the Graduate Women at Babson.

Our “big-picture,” cross-disciplinary approach to learning about business and organizations gives you the knowledge to effectively transform enterprises. But it’s our hands-on, team-based environment that prepares you for action—to be a woman who exemplifies the best of collaborative problem-solving and world-class leadership. When you leave Babson, you can head for the C-Suite. Or launch your own enterprise. Or take charge in a global nonprofit. To us, being successful is about being a woman who makes an impact. Wherever you are. However you choose.

The classroom is only one place to learn.

At Babson, you are supported by people and resources that are committed to your academic success and your professional future. This includes:

  • The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), which provides mentoring, fosters on-campus leadership opportunities for women students, and much more
  • The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, which is the hub for entrepreneurial activity at Babson
  • The Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance advances the understanding and practice of investments and finance in our global economy. Babson offers both MBA programs and MS programs.

All of the programs offered through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business provide you with a deep, functional business knowledge, in addition to an entrepreneurial mindset that will help you create opportunities and overcome obstacles in any industry and job function. Full-Time programs include the Two-Year MBA and the intensive One-Year MBA. Working professionals can choose the Blended Learning MBA which offers increased flexibility to pursue a degree through online learning and face to face sessions a few times each semester, or the Evening MBA, a self-paced program with flexible course scheduling.

Babson College also offers a suite of Masters Programs: Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), Master of Science in Finance (MSF), and Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership (MSEL). The MSA Program does more than simply prepare students to meet the CPA requirements; the program provides graduates the entrepreneurial mindset to excel in the dynamic and global field of public accounting. The MSF program allows students interested in finance to tailor their curriculum based on their interest and desired career path; while graduates are equipped with a wide-range of financial expertise, as well as the ability to apply that expertise to real-world challenges. The MSEL Program will prepare the next generation of leaders to be empowered with confidence, creativity, and a seamless combination of foundation of business knowledge and entrepreneurial leadership skills, enhanced by experience learning.

Babson College is proud to be a founding member of the Forté Foundation. We know that women’s career paths aren’t always straight or even well paved. But wherever you began this journey, wherever it takes you, Babson is there.

“WHERE ELSE could I have found a business school as dedicated to my success as a woman business leader? I have the resources and support of the Center for Women’s Leadership and the Babson Association of Women MBAs, and a faculty team that is more than 30 percent women.”

- Melissa Tansey M’08, Forté Fellow


MIT Sloan

The MIT Sloan School of Management, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of the world’s leading business schools- conducting cutting-edge research and providing management education to top students from more than 60 countries. MIT Sloan partners with the ForteÁ and MIT Sloan Women in Management Club to increase opportunities for women. MIT Sloan is where smart, independent leaders come together, where ideas are made to matter.

Mission Driven

MIT Sloan is a mission-driven organization. We develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and generate ideas that advance management practice.

Mens et Manus

Our diversified, specialized, and action-oriented curriculum exemplifies our commitment to balancing innovative ideas and theories with hands-on application. The coursework at MIT Sloan is rigorous and distinguished by emphasis on real-world engagement that turns innovative ideas into practical solutions to the world’s challenges.

Learn, Act, Reflect

Through project-based learning and ongoing reflection, students translate classroom knowledge and theory into practical business solutions for companies and organizations from all over the world. Our experience in developing, managing, and supporting groundbreaking project-based learning plays a part of every Action Learning Lab course.

A World of Opportunities

As a result of their personalized preparation, MIT Sloan MBA students field a high percentage of job offers. This is clear evidence of the value that employers around the world place on MIT Sloan’s hands-on, high-touch course of studies, as well as an ongoing testament to the caliber of MIT Sloan MBA graduates.

Collaboration Across MIT

What makes the MIT Sloan community so dynamic is the absence of boundaries. Invention here is cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and a result of one key common denominator: excellence. Members of this community believe strongly that there is no point in striving for anything less.

Culture of Contribution

Students at MIT Sloan immediately tap into the synergy they find on campus. We often hear students marvel at how everyone pitches in to help you attain your goals. Ask anyone what makes MIT such a special place, and you will inevitably hear about the people here—intelligent, respectful, and imaginative people, who eagerly collaborate toward common goals.

Customizable Curriculum

After the powerful, shared experience of the first-semester Core, students construct a personalized course of study. In addition to the analytic rigor you would expect from MIT Sloan, we focus sharply on the broad concepts and subtle nuances of real-world business challenges — and offer a host of opportunities exclusive to MIT Sloan to engage in decision-making and big-picture analysis, while enhancing leadership skills. Every experience is tailored to each student's unique interests and goals.

Tracks and Certificate Programs: To further expand our customized curriculum, we offer our MBA students specialized Tracks in Finance, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and in Enterprise Management. We also offer certificate programs in Sustainability and Healthcare. Each of these specialized options can take you down a more defined career path. Within these offerings, like-minded students take relevant courses and participate in extracurricular activities with key industry leaders and faculty.

Combined Degrees: The joint degree program, Leaders for Global Operations (LGO), is offered in conjunction with the MIT School of Engineering and combines coursework in management and engineering with a six-month internship at an MIT partner company. The three-year MIT Sloan and Harvard Kennedy School of Government dual degree enables students to receive both an MBA and an MPA or MPP in preparation for management roles in local, state/provincial, or federal/national governments, as well as in NGOs and not-for-profit organizations.


Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at Virginia

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, PhD and Executive Education programs. The unique Darden experience combines the best educational experience, featuring the case method of teaching; the highest-ranked faculty, whose research advances global managerial practice and business education; and a dynamic, global network of students, faculty, staff and alumni. These three key elements come together to develop entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders who step forward to improve the world.

Darden women make a significant impact every day — at Darden, in Charlottesville and around the world. They are student club presidents, community leaders, entrepreneurs and more. Darden is committed to recruiting women who want to positively impact the world, and empowering them for long-term success in whatever role they choose.

Furthermore, Darden’s chapter of Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) connects, empowers, and celebrates the next generation of women leaders and helps build awareness of women in leadership positions. Throughout the year, they engage students, alumnae, faculty and prospective students in activities ranging from senior speaker series to golf lessons to mentoring programs. Moreover, GWIB’s goal is to use education, coaching, networking, and mentoring to foster a lifelong community that enables and empowers Darden women to achieve their professional and personal aspirations, both during and after their time at Darden. In addition, Darden is one of the few MBA programs that provide dedicated lifelong career services resources for its alumni. The Alumni Career Services staff understands the career path of a woman may not always look like that of her male counterparts. Our professional staff provides Darden alumnae with resources and support as they move through different phases of their careers.


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We are a global network of professionals in the finance and alternative investment industries working together to empower women at every stage of their careers. Through peer engagement, philanthropic, and educational initiatives, our more than 15,000 members are making connections and creating opportunities that help to advance careers and strengthen our field.