mba Takeoff

Build confidence and join a global network as you prepare for your MBA journey

An amazing MBA experience starts with Forté

You are not alone. Women face multiple unique challenges during an MBA program, from making difficult decisions to overcoming imposter syndrome and being heard. With MBA Takeoff, you will gain a global support system of women and allies who are starting the same journey you are. Together, you will practice and master key skills to help you prepare for success inside and outside of the classroom.


Registration Opens: Early 2025

Navigate these challenges with ease and bring your best self to business school. Through our partnership with FranklinCovey, our MBA Takeoff program offers a revolutionary roadmap to prepare and empower women for their MBA journey. MBA Takeoff is designed to equip you with essential tools and practical insights, ensuring you're not just ready for the journey, but ahead of the curve. You’ll grow as a leader, develop critical organizational skills, and learn how to turn your unique strengths into superpowers as you start this journey.

Exclusive Offer for Forté partner school students: Receive a $100 discount on your enrollment, honoring your commitment to leadership and excellence.

Program Details

A virtual learning experience featuring group online workshops and discussion groups, a Forté learning community and leadership development with a gender lens.

Live virtual sessions will take place on Tuesdays, 1-2 pm ET:
April 30
May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
June 4th and 11th


Program Fee
Professionals: $299/person
Forté Partner Schools: $199/person
Please contact your school for information on discount codes.

Registration Deadline
April 19, 2024 Extended thru April 26, 2024


Program Features

Take your MBA experience to the next level:

  1. Personalized Development: Participate in specialized exercises designed to sharpen your negotiation, communication, and goal-setting skills.
  2. Key Topics for Incoming MBAs:


    Saying no

    Networking secrets

    Negotiation styles

    Executive presence

    Classroom communications

  3. Hybrid Learning Experience: Engage in group online workshops, discussion groups, and benefit from being a part of a Fort? learning community, all while focusing on leadership development through a gender lens.
  4. Exclusive Community and Resources: Gain access to our vibrant network and learning modules from FranklinCovey.



Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MBA Takeoff Program?
The MBA Takeoff Program is a 6-week program designed to prepare incoming MBA women and allies for their transition into MBA studies.

If I have questions about the program who can I contact?
Students may email with their questions regarding the program.

Who is the ideal candidate for the MBA Takeoff Program?
MBA Takeoff is tailored for incoming MBA women and allies starting their MBA program in Fall 2024.

What are the main benefits of participating in the MBA Takeoff Program?
Participants gain comprehensive guidance on MBA preparedness, early exposure to MBA culture, and peer networking opportunities.

Can participants from non-partner schools join the MBA Takeoff Program?
Yes, the program is open to participants from both Forté MBA partner schools and non-partner MBA schools.

What are the registration deadlines and pricing for the program?
The program is $299 for non-partner school registrants. Students at a Forté MBA partner schools will receive a $100 discount.

How can I access resources and materials if I miss a live session?
The Franklin Covey content can be accessed at any time and we usually send out the recording from each virtual session.

Is there any financial assistance or scholarship available for the program?
Participants should inquire about financial assistance or scholarships directly with their matriculating MBA program.

What if I need to cancel my registration?
There is a $100 cancellation fee. Please contact


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