A Commitment to Women

Advancing women in business together.

Forté partners with like-minded industry organizations who share our vision and commitment to women in the workplace. Through these partnerships, we hope to further the advancement of women in business leadership.

Admit.me Access

Admit.me was built to provide a suite of resources to support the MBA admissions process. We are proud to be a strong supporter of Forté and have multiple offerings for Forté members:

Admit.me Index: Want to know how your profile stacks up? Find out your Admit.me Index (AMI) score. It is the only free admissions profile tool that provides an assessment of your background along with action items on how to optimize your MBA admissions profile. #AMI #whatsyourscore


Admit.me Access: If you are applying this application cycle, we encourage you to get involved with our FREE admissions resources for URMs and women, Admit.me Access. Access was built for YOU to provide access to schools, admissions, test prep, career, financial aid resources, and a community of other URMs and women applying to business school. #nobrainer #AccessSwag


Admit.me Fellows: As an Access member, you are eligible for our Fellowship program if you are under-resourced (i.e. first-in your family to go to school, or limited financial resources, etc.). As an Admit.me Fellow, you will receive FREE test prep, admissions prep, GMAT waivers/GRE discounts, other exclusive admissions-related deals, and a tight-knit community. #breakingbarriers #Accessforall

Access Plus: As an Access member, you are eligible to join our Access Plus Community. As an Access Plus member, you will get the following:

  • Community: Peer learning teams, dedicated slack channel and mentors
  • Admissions Resources: Comprehensive self-guided MBA admissions curriculum
  • Other Goodies: Application fee waivers, exclusive discounts and more

Access pays for itself as soon as you sign up. Fee waivers, discounts and scholarship money you could receive from optimizing your admissions process make this a simple decision. Don’t wait — join now!


Applicant Lab

Over-paying thousands of dollars for admissions advice is sooo last-century! A savvy woman like you can maximize her chances of getting accepted with ApplicantLab.com, founded by an HBS alumna on a mission to level the playing field. The Lab teaches you – via a series of interactive exercises and videos – how admissions committees think, what they are looking for, and how to best present yourself. Available 24/7 the Lab walks you through everything you need, for less than what the other guys want to charge for you for just one hour of their time. The Lab can be either the only resource you need, or a valuable complement to working with another admissions consultant. Forté MBALaunchers love the Lab, and routinely get accepted to the top business schools!

Career Protocol

Career Protocol is the web’s most refreshing destination for no-nonsense career advice, MBA admissions guidance, and awesome professional coaching. Founded by women, run by women, and staffed primarily with women, our small team has joyfully guided hundreds of MBA hopefuls just like you to tell their inspiring and authentic story, transcend personal limitations, and get into their dream business schools, usually with loads of scholarships (an average of over $70,000 each!). We take great personal delight in getting to know our students deeply and helping them show their very best selves in all of their professional communication through a training process that elevates their self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and communication skills for life. Want to connect with us? Sign up for a free MBA Strategy Session, start with our MBA admissions calculator and 20-page tailored report on your candidacy, or come join our community of ambitious, caring souls on the MBA Tribe club in Clubhouse! We can’t wait to hear from you!


GMAC is a global, non-profit association of 227 leading graduate business schools. Founded in 1953, we are actively committed to advancing the art and science of admissions by convening and representing the industry and offering best-in-class products and services for schools and students. GMAC owns and administers the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) exam, used by more than 7,000 graduate programs worldwide. Other GMAC assessments include the NMAT by GMAC™ exam, for entrance into graduate management programs in India and South Africa, and the Executive Assessment, specifically designed for Executive MBA programs around the world. The Council is based in the United States with offices in the United Kingdom, India, and Hong Kong. For information on assessments, study tools and services for candidates, visit www.mba.com. For information about The Council and our market intelligence, professional development opportunities and services for graduate management education, please visit www.gmac.com


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Manhattan Prep

In 2000, Teach for America alumnus and Yale graduate Zeke Vanderhoek had a radical idea: students learn better from better teachers. His vision of what test prep could be if taught by great educators led him to assemble a team of highly qualified teachers, recruiting only those with 99th percentile scores and substantial teaching experience. And with them, Manhattan Prep was born. We empower students to accomplish their goals by providing an outstanding curriculum and the highest-quality instructors in the industry.

Personal MBA Coach

Personal MBA Coach is pleased to be a Forté MBALaunch Platinum Partner. Founded by a Wharton and MIT graduate over 11 years ago, Personal MBA Coach has helped hundreds of applicants around the world get into top MBA, EMBA, part-time MBA and graduate programs. Personal MBA Coach was formed with the goal of providing the customized one-on-one support that was missing at the larger firms with cookie cutter processes. This one-on-one guidance continues today as our founder, Scott Edinburgh, provides personal support to all clients. Our comprehensive counseling includes mock interviews with a team of former M7 interviewers and customized GMAT/GRE tutoring with tutors who scored in the 99th percentile. Scott also serves on the Board of Directors for AIGAC, the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants and is invited to speak at MBA Admissions events globally. Our clients have been accepted to HBS, Stanford, Wharton, MIT Sloan, Chicago Booth, Kellogg, Columbia GSB, Yale SOM, LBS, Dartmouth Tuck and many more with a 96% success rate. They received $4.5M in total scholarships last year and over $1M in Forté Fellowships, with some MBALaunchers earning a full ride.

Stratus Admissions Counseling

Stratus Admissions Counseling is a premier admissions counseling firm committed to helping clients achieve their dreams of going to business school, law school, and graduate school. Stratus has helped thousands of clients from more than 50 countries gain admission to their target programs and earn millions of dollars in scholarship money with our unique team-based approach.

Just as the admissions committees perform multiple reads of your application, our staff of highly skilled admissions experts including your dedicated Primary counselor, Strategist, School-Specific Reviewer, and Proofreader, will repeatedly review and provide feedback on your applications.

Our expert counselors are graduates of Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Duke, Northwestern, and other esteemed universities. We are a true team, working together on all aspects of our clients’ applications. We believe that every applicant deserves a personalized approach, efficiently developed and strategically tailored to make their application stand out among the thousands of others from around the globe.