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Friday, June 18, 2021

10:00–10:45 AM ET

Conference Welcome & Opening Session

Sponsored by:
DaVita

11:00 AM–
12:00 PM ET

Career Insights Session I

Don’t miss these career panel discussions with MBA alumni and company representatives who will provide you with great insights and advice about the industries, functions, work, and specific opportunities for MBAs. What you learn can also be very valuable when selecting your electives and emphasis in your MBA program. Panelists will also cover any growth opportunities, how things are changing in the industry, and tips on how you can successfully navigate each career path.

Industries will include:

  • Consulting
  • General Management/LDP
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Technology
12:00–1:00 PM ET

Lunch Break

1:00–2:00 PM ET

Dialogue with Leadership

America’s most accomplished businesswomen share their perspectives on today’s front-and-center leadership issues.

Sponsored by:
Whirlpool

2:15–3:15 PM ET

Career Insights Session II

Don’t miss these career panel discussions with MBA alumni and company representatives who will provide you with great insights and advice about the industries, functions, work, and specific opportunities for MBAs. What you learn can also be very valuable when selecting your electives and emphasis in your MBA program. Panelists will also cover any growth opportunities, how things are changing in the industry, and tips on how you can successfully navigate each career path.

Industries will include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management/LDP
  • Investment Banking
  • Nonprofit/Government
  • Technology
3:30–4:30 PM ET

Career Insights Session III

Don’t miss these career panel discussions with MBA alumni and company representatives who will provide you with great insights and advice about the industries, functions, work, and specific opportunities for MBAs. What you learn can also be very valuable when selecting your electives and emphasis in your MBA program. Panelists will also cover any growth opportunities, how things are changing in the industry, and tips on how you can successfully navigate each career path.

Industries will include:

  • Asset Management/Private Wealth
  • General Management/LDP
  • Manufacturing/Operations/Supply Chain
  • Consulting
  • Healthcare
  • Corporate Finance
5:00–7:30 PM ET

Virtual Career Expo

Forté’s Virtual Career Expo brings together Fortune 100 recruiters and exceptional talent (that’s you!) in a welcoming environment and on a personal scale. At the Virtual Career Expo, you will meet employers in an online meeting room, participate in a group chat, explore company culture, and learn about internships and long-range opportunities. Gain an advantage over your MBA peers by developing personal contacts with companies early in the job search process. It’s the only event of its kind where the most prestigious corporations in finance, consulting, energy, technology, and healthcare meet with a select group of the most talented and ambitious women in the country.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

9:30–10:00 AM ET

Day 2 Welcome & Opening Session

Sponsored by:
Deloitte

We’ll kick off the day with a little inspiration and fun as we announce the 2021 Edie Hunt Award Winner.

10:15–11:30 AM ET

Kickstart Your Internship Quest

Landing the right internship can set the stage for reaching your break-through potential. Get first-hand advice from the experts on how to navigate and prepare for the summer internship recruitment process. Hear strategies for dealing with the barrage of company visits, going after positions at companies not actively recruiting on campus, and winning the job over more experienced candidates. Start your quest today and learn how to best use your time this summer to gain an advantage.

Sponsored by:
Accenture      Chevron      Liberty Mutual      Whirlpool     

11:45 AM–
12:45 PM ET

Workshops and Panels

Participants will choose from a variety of sessions, such as:

  • Career Acceleration
  • Interview Hero – How to Rock Any Interview
  • Power-up Your Presence
  • Building Relationships in a Virtual Environment
  • Men as Allies
12:45–1:15 PM ET

Lunch Break

1:15–2:15 PM ET

Candid Conversations with MBA Women of Color

When women of color have their voices heard, we all win. The advancement of women in the workplace depends on every woman rising, regardless of background, race, or ethnicity. This conversation will explore how we can work together as allies to support gender equity.

Sponsored by:
Amazon      Bank of America      Liberty Mutual      Walmart

2:30–3:30 PM ET

Workshops and Panels

Participants will choose from a variety of sessions, such as:

  • LinkedIn Profile for Job Search Strategies
  • Tap Your Network, Build your Board
  • Women & Negotiations
  • Out & Allied at School and Business
  • Your Financial Future – Planning for School and Beyond
3:45–4:45 PM ET

Workshops and Panels

Participants will choose from a variety of sessions, such as:

  • Career Acceleration
  • Passport to Pursuing a Global Career
  • Rock Your First Year – GWiB Leader Insights
  • Set Yourself Apart with Personal Branding
  • Self-Advocacy
5:00–5:15 PM ET

Closing Session

100+

expert speakers and panel presenters

Watch Highlights from the
2019 Dialogue with Leadership



"Not only did I pick up skills and tools that I can use immediately in my MBA, I also broadened my horizons on possibilities post-MBA. The overall feeling I left with was enthusiasm. Many of the talks were inspirational and I am looking higher and farther than I was before I attended. I also feel more prepared to start my MBA in the fall and many of my questions have been answered."