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Friday, June 16, 2023

7:45–8:30 AM CT

Breakfast & Networking

8:30–9:30 AM CT

Conference Welcome & Opening Session

Sponsored by:

9:45–11 AM CT

Dialogue with Leadership

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

  • Tracey Brown, Executive Vice President and President and Chief Customer Officer, Walgreens
  • Kathy Mikells, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Moderated by: Dr. Merary Simeon, Human Resources Executive, Author and Speaker

Sponsored by:
Johnson & Johnson

11:15 AM–NOON CT

Lunch & Networking

Sponsored by:


Career Insights Sessions I - 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.

12:15–1:15 PM CT

Career Insights Session I

Industries include:

  • Consulting
  • Corporate Finance
  • General Management/LDP
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Technology
1:20–1:35 PM CT

Pop-Up Session

Sponsored by:
PepsiCo    Republic Services

1:45–2:45 PM CT

Career Insights Session II

Industries include:

  • Building a Career in Real Estate
  • Consulting
  • Investment Management/Private Wealth/Alternative Investments
  • General Management/LDP
  • Nurturing a Career in Healthcare
  • Operations/Supply Chain Management
2:50–3:05 PM CT

Pop-Up Session

Sponsored by:
Liberty Mutual

3:15–4:15 PM CT

Career Insights Session III

Industries include:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Consulting
  • Finding Your MBA Career Path
  • General Management/LDP
  • Illuminating the Possibilities of Energy
  • Product Management
4:20–4:35 PM CT

Pop-Up Session

Sponsored by:

4:30–7 PM CT

Career Expo & Networking Reception

Forté’s Career Expo brings together Fortune 100 recruiters and exceptional talent (that’s you!) in a welcoming environment and on a personal scale. At the Career Expo, you will meet employers one-on-one, 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 come face-to-face with a select group of the most talented and ambitious women in the country.

Wrap up your day by networking with other MBAs and Forté sponsor schools and companies.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

7:45–8:15 AM CT

Breakfast & Networking

8:15–9:30 AM CT

Morning Plenary Session

Sponsored by:

8:30–9:30 AM CT

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     Vanguard    

9:45–10:45 AM CT

Workshops and Panels I

  • Interview Hero – How to Rock Any Interview: Angela Guido, Founder, Career Protocol
  • The Art and Science of Negotiation: Diane Fennig, Senior Consultant, Gallagher Executive Search and Leadership Advisors
  • Career Acceleration – Bring Your A-Game
  • Good Work – Building a Social Impact Career

Workshops and Panels II

  • Asking for the Respect You Want: Dr. Julie Pham, Founder and CEO of CuriosityBased
  • Put First Things First: Amy Orlov, Director of Professional Programs, Forté
  • Tap Your Network Build Your Board
  • Maintaining a DEI Focused Organization
NOON–12:45 PM CT

Lunch & Networking

1–2 PM CT

Women of Color in the Workplace

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.

Moderated by:
Dr. Tina Opie, Founder of Shared Sisterhood (TM), Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School, Associate Professor of Management at Babson College

Sponsored by:
AlixPartners      DaVita     PepsiCo     

2:15–3:15 PM CT

Workshops and Panels III

3:30–4:45 PM CT

Closing Session


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