Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments
Jean Park first encountered Forté as a Wall Street intern.
Years later, as a portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments, she supports Forté because it gives women the confidence to prove themselves in the workplace.
Jean believes that women armed with confidence and business acumen are better equipped to overcome the unconscious bias that keeps them from their first stretch assignment or the promotion that can make or break their rise to the top.
She's doing her part to give ambitious women that first step up.
Why support Forté?
“Empirical research shows that companies led by teams with diverse backgrounds and experiences perform better than companies that don't share the same diversity,” Jean said.
Women have represented a majority of college-educated adults for the last four decades, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. For Jean, the crux of reaching parity lies in women’s transition from college to the workplace.
“Women are in a better position than ever to impact the future,” Jean said. “And I firmly believe that we can change the dynamics of many businesses for the better if we can encourage more women to pursue careers in business. Getting that education helps increase the confidence of the women who enter the pipeline to become our future business leaders.”