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Gain perspective on advancing your career and take advantage of exclusive access to representatives from Forté corporate partners who are looking to connect with high-achievers like you.

Event Details

Experienced professionals who are 7+ years post-undergraduate, including MBA Candidates in Executive MBA (EMBA), Professional MBA (PEMBA), Weekend MBA (WEMBA), and Global MBA (GMBA) who are actively seeking full-time roles. The Career Expo is not intended for full-time students and does not include internship postings.
At Forté's Women’s Conference, you will learn from experts on topics especially relevant to today’s women in business. During the Career Expo, you will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters from Fortune 100 companies, all of whom are actively seeking to fill positions.

Spring 2025

Online in our Virtual Event Venue

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Conference Highlights

  1. EXPLORE ways to enhance your career that you might have never considered such as the best practices for a seamless return to work after a career break.
  2. NEGOTIATE more effectively for what you want using data-backed research.
  3. UNDERSTAND key steps to take when considering a career pivot.

Career Expo Highlights

  1. LEARN about opportunities at leading Forté partner companies.
  2. CHAT live with company representatives and get answers to your questions about their job opportunities.
  3. SHARE your resume with employers via an exclusive database by uploading your document to the event resume book.
  4. RESEARCH the corporate culture, values, and objective of leading companies.



2024 Workshops

Preparing for a Successful Career Pivot
Are you in the midst of deciding whether to continue in your current career path or beginning to explore a new one? Or perhaps you're planning on becoming an entrepreneur? Join our session to discover strategies on identifying your best career matches, reskilling and repositioning, and activating a game plan to leap into a new professional chapter. Empower your journey through self discovery with practical tips from an industry expert.
Creating a Successful Re-Entry After a Career Break or Sabbatical
A well-designed career break or sabbatical can be a secret weapon to upgrading your life personally and professionally. For those who are ending their career break and wondering what’s next, this workshop is designed to help you smoothly transition back into the workforce with confidence and ease. Katrina will prepare you for an effective job search that includes setting your goals, framing your break in a compelling and positive light, and updating your professional materials. She will also dive into several inspiring case studies, offering real-life examples of successful re-entries into the workforce. This workshop is invaluable for anyone looking to navigate the journey back into the professional world with clarity and insight.
Negotiating Successfully as a Woman

Too many women struggle because they don't know what is possible or how to ask for it successfully. This session will inspire you to take your career to the next level by helping you identify your needs, craft your ask and achieve better outcomes and relationships.

Based on more than a decade of research and hundreds of workplace conversations, Kathryn has created a proven approach to negotiating successfully as a woman. She will outline the benefits of asking for what you need and the barriers that can hold women back. She will share her research-based solution that empowers women to successfully advocate in the workplace.

Meet the 2024 Presenters

Lisha Davis
Lisha Davis
Preparing for a Successful Career Pivot
Lisha Davis is an innovation leader, venture builder, startup investor, and business strategist who has been fortunate enough to have served on all sides of the business table. Throughout her career, she has been a GM and operator, entrepreneur and intrapreneur, board member and advisor, managed large P&Ls as well as built, launched & scaled new products & businesses.

She is also the founder of Pave, a future of work startup dedicated to bridging the human capital gap. Pave aims to support career explorers to find their ideal career paths & navigate their transition and pivot with greater ease. An angel investor and startup advisor, Lisha is also an educator at Temple University, teaching an MBA course on Open Innovation & Strategic Alliances. She considers herself a lifelong advocate of DEI and champion for increasing representation of diverse founders and funders.
Katrina McGhee
Katrina McGhee
Creating a Successful Re-Entry After a Career Break

Katrina McGhee is a career break and sabbatical coach, speaker and author of the bestselling Taking a Career Break for Dummies. With her wealth of knowledge and experience, Katrina helps mid-career professionals design transformative life breaks that lead to happiness, personal growth and lasting change.

Katrina developed the Break Blueprint, a guiding framework she's used to help nearly 100 clients rejuvenate their lives by taking a break to travel the world, launch a business, write a novel, change careers and more.

Katrina's work was inspired by her own 20-month career break where she saved $40,000 in just 18 months to quit her corporate job to travel the world. As an avid world traveler and digital nomad, her expertise on career breaks and travel has been featured in prestigious outlets such as Forbes, Smarter Travel, Thrive Global, and Yahoo.

Kathryn Valentine
Kathryn Valentine
Negotiating Successfully as a Woman

As the child of a single working mother, Kathryn Valentine grew up acutely aware of the many ways in which the working world wasn’t working for women. After starting her career at McKinsey and Company, Kathryn spent her time in business school researching how to negotiate specifically as a woman. that work is the foundation of her research-based approach to women’s leadership development.

Kathryn is now the CEO of Worthmore Strategies, where she leverages research to help organizations advance and retain female talent. Her clients include multi-national companies such as JP Morgan, KPMG, and Cox Communications. She has spoken at Harvard, Wharton, and Kellogg business schools and numerous women's conferences. her work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Adweek, Forbes and Business Insider.

Kathryn lives in Atlanta with her husband and their two active sons. She enjoys reading and running and treasures any precious moment alone.

2024 Sponsors & Participating Companies

Are you interested in sponsoring the 2025 conference? Please contact Rachel Harrington for sponsorship opportunities.

  • Accenture
  • Amundi
  • Bank of America
  • BlackRock
  • BNY Mellon
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • FTI Consulting
  • Gartner
  • Hines
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • L.E.K. Consulting
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Pega
  • PNC
  • PWC
  •  ServiceNow
  • TD Securities
  • UBS
  • Vanguard
  • Wells Fargo
  • Western Asset
  • ZS

To find out if the Women's Conference & Career Expo is the right next-step for your career goals, schedule a 1-on-1 session with a member of the Professional Solutions team or for more information email us!


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