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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.

Who Can Be Nominated?

MBA women currently enrolled in a Forté sponsor school who will graduate in 2018. (For one-year programs, all MBA women are eligible.) Nominate your candidate today!

2018 nominations are closed.

Selection Criteria

In order to be nominated, a woman must be currently enrolled as an MBA student at a Forté sponsor school and will graduate in 2018. (For one-year programs, all full-time MBA women are eligible.) 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 2018 Edie Hunt Inspiration Award

  • $1,000 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 the MBA Women's Leadership Conference
  • Announcement and profile on Forté Foundation web site, newsletter, and an accompanying press release

If you have questions, please contact Laurie Stewart.

Past Award Recipients

Alexandra Walker Turner
2017 Winner
University of Toronto (Rotman School of Management)

Rebecca Sholiton Nikita Mitchell Chantel Adams Jacqui Cuffe

Rebecca Sholiton
2016 Winner
Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management)

Nikita Mitchell
2015 Winner
University of California - Berkeley (Haas School of Business)

Chantel Adams
2014 Winner
University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler Business School)

Jacqui Cuffe
2014 Winner
Indiana University - Bloomington (Kelley School of Business)

Zoe Hillenmeyer Imani Grant Tiffany Niver
Kima McCoy

Zoe Hillenmeyer
2013 Winner
Washington University in St. Louis (Olin Business School)

Imani Grant
2012 Winner
Cornell University (Johnson School of Management)

Tiffany Niver
2012 Winner
Harvard Business School

Kima McCoy
2011 Winner
Cornell University (Johnson School of Management)

Katie Hermann Rebekah Ahn  Gouri Shintri Rebecca Libby

Katie Hermann
2011 Winner
Indiana University (Kelley School of Business)

Rebekah Ahn
2010 Winner
New York University (Stern School of Business)

Gouri Shintri
2009 Winner
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business)

Rebecca Libby
2009 Winner
University of Chicago (Booth School of Business)

About Edie Hunt

Forté Foundation Board Member
Partner (retired)
Goldman Sachs

Edie Hunt

Edie Hunt spent virtually all of her 32 year career at Goldman Sachs in New York. During the first half of her career she held a variety of positions from commodities trader to business unit manager to Chief Administrative Officer of the Fixed Income Division. She spent the second half of her career dealing with critical people issues for the firm, and rose to the level of Partner, serving as Chief Operating Officer of the Human Capital Management Division. In this capacity she had global responsibility for all of the recruiting, training and diversity initiatives of the firm. She has served as both the Chief Diversity Officer and the Chief Recruiting Officer.

In her non-profit work, along with serving on Forté Foundation’s board and as a former Chair, Edie is Chair of the board of Women’s Campaign International, on the board of Phillip’s Academy Charter School in Newark, NJ, a founding board member of New Jersey Needs You, and is very active in her Jersey City community being Treasurer for her church, a board member for the modern dance company Nimbus, and on the board of the Jersey City Fund for Excellence and Equality, which provides financial resources for the betterment of the Jersey City public schools. Edie earned an MBA from The University of Chicago and BA and BS degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.