Recognizing the Achievements of
Women MBAs at Forté Sponsor Schools

Edie Hunt Inspiration Award

Forté would like to recognize the achievements of women MBAs at the Forté sponsoring schools. Named in honor of Forté's Board Chair Emeritus, Edie Hunt, this annual recognition will align with Forté's mission and be based on the contribution the individual has made to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions. At our MBA Women's Leadership Conference in June, we will announce the winner of the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award.

Winner Notification: April 2014
Announcement will be made at
Forte MBA Women's Leadership Conference
June 20-21, 2014 in Los Angeles

Who can be nominated?  
Nominations are closed.
Second year MBA women currently enrolled in a
Forté sponsor school.
(For one-year programs, all full-time MBA women are eligible.)

Selection Criteria

 In order to be nominated, a woman must be currently enrolled in a full-time program as a second year MBA student at a Forté sponsor school or enrolled full-time in a one-year program. She will exhibit a track record of working to increase and/or encourage women's interest in business school or business careers. The criteria for selection will include, but not be limited to:

  • Increasing women's interest in attending business school
  • Encouraging women into business careers
  • Leadership of student organization or initiative related to women
  • Active involvement in school activities recruiting women
  • Mentoring or counseling young women about business careers

Benefits for Recipient of the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award

  • $500 cash award and a $100 retail gift card
  • Complimentary transportation and accommodations for the MBA Women’s Leadership Conference
  • Free conference registration
  • Commendation for your resumé
  • Networking opportunities with Forté Board of Directors and senior executives at 2014 MBA Women's Leadership Conference
  • Announcement and profile on Forté Foundation web site and newsletter and an accompanying press release

If you have questions or comments, please contact Laurie Stewart.

Past Award Recipients

Zoe Hillenmeyer Imani Grant Tiffany Niver
Kima McCoy 

Zoe Hillenmeyer
2013 Winner


Imani Grant
2012 Winner

Tiffany Niver
2012 Winner

Kima McCoy
2011 Winner

Katie Hermann Rebekah Ahn  Gouri Shintri Rebecca Libby

Katie Hermann
2011 Winner

Rebekah Ahn
2010 Winner

Gouri Shintri
2009 Winner

Rebecca Libby
2009 Winner

About Edie Hunt

Forté Foundation Board Chair Emeritus
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Edie HuntEdie Hunt is the firm’s chief diversity officer and an advisory director to Goldman Sachs, advising the firm on key talent management initiatives. Previously, she was the global head of Talent Management, responsible for recruiting, diversity and training from 2006 to 2011. Edie continues to be an ally of the firm’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Network.

Edie joined Goldman Sachs in 1981 as a personnel director in the J. Aron Currency and Commodities Division and in 1982, she moved to Precious Metals Sales/Trading, where she became a vice president in 1984. She then joined Fixed Income management in 1986. Edie was head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Human Capital Management from 1999 to 2001. She was named managing director in 1999 and partner in 2004.

Edie is a member of the Howard University School of Business Board of Visitors, the Women’s Campaign International Board of Directors and St. Philip’s Academy Board of Trustees. She also serves on the Trustee’s Council of Penn Women and and the Board of Nimbus Dance Works.

Edie earned an MBA from The University of Chicago in 1974 and BA and BS degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972.