mba Takeoff

Build confidence and grow your network as you prepare for your MBA journey

Reach new heights in your MBA journey with Forté

We get it. It’s hard to be the only one in the room. Women face multiple unique challenges during an MBA program: managing life and being heard; all while focusing on the ultimate goal: graduation.


Registration Opens: Feb. 2024

What if you could manage all of these challenges with ease? 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 join a welcoming network of women and allies embarking on the same 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:
Kickstart: April 30 Begin your transformative journey
May Series: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Weekly deep dives
June Finale: 4th and 11th Culminating our journey with key takeaways and a network-building finale


Program Fee
Professionals: $299/person
Forté Partner Organizations: $199/person

Registration Opens
Feb. 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


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