2023 Forté Diversity Day
Amplifying underrepresented voices in business.
Forté seeks to amplify the voices and experiences of all women. Each year, we hold Forté Diversity Day to empower those who have historically been underrepresented in business to move forward in their careers and grow as leaders.
Join us at this free symposium on Nov. 2 to network with motivated peers, connect with mission-aligned organizations, and explore how the MBA can help you rise up in the business world.
- Who: Early career professionals who have specific elements of their identity that have been underrepresented in business.
- What: This symposium focuses on the lived experiences of women business leaders who have historically been underrepresented in business. Specifically, speakers who identify as African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, and/or Native American will be featured.
- Date: Nov. 2, 2023
- Time: 5 - 9 pm ET
- Location: Washington, DC
- Cost: Free!
- 5 - 5:30 pm ET — Welcome & Keynote
Kick off the event with an introduction to Forté and inspiring remarks from our keynote speaker — Courtney Keene, Senior Manager at Deloitte and an MBA alumna of Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business).
- 5:30 - 6:15 pm ET — Business School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Panel
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are a high priority at business schools around the world. Hear experts discuss how b-schools are shaking up the status quo by developing more equitable and inclusive communities.
This panel will feature school reps from Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business), Georgetown University (McDonough School of Business), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan), University of Virginia (Darden School of Business), and Yale School of Management.
- 6:15 - 7 pm ET — MBA Student and Alumni Panel
Successful MBA alumni and current students from Forté partner business schools speak candidly about their b-school experiences, share personal insights, and answer audience questions.
This panel will feature students and alumni from Dartmouth College (Tuck School of Business), Georgia Tech (Scheller College of Business), Indiana University - Bloomington (Kelley School of Business), New York University (Stern School of Business), and University of Chicago (Booth School of Business).
- 7 - 8 pm ET — MBA Admissions Hot Topic Roundtables
We know the start of the MBA journey can be daunting. This is your chance to speak directly with admissions reps from high-ranking business schools. Admissions experts will host table discussions around important application topics.
This session will feature school reps from Boston University (Questrom School of Business), Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business), Dartmouth College (Tuck School of Business), Georgia Tech (Scheller College of Business), Georgetown University (McDonough School of Business), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan), New York University (Stern School of Business), University of Michigan (Ross School of Business), University of Virginia (Darden School of Business), and Yale School of Management.
- 8 - 9 pm ET — Networking and Business School Expo
Network with business school reps, MBA students and alumni, and other pre-MBA candidates.
"It’s a great space for young women to be inspired by others that made the journey before us. They already broke some barriers, and that helps other women to achieve even more."
— Nicole Conforti
Forté Diversity Day Attendee
2024 MBA Candidate & Forté Fellow
Rice University (Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business)
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