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Project Description

Women in Business

The Forte Foundation

Established in 2001

Mission Statement:  Forté Foundation is a non-profit consortium of leading companies and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women.

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For every dollar spent…

Impacts & Achievements:

Some of the highlights

CEO Salary: 5.54% of expenses

  • Over 100,000 people benefit from the resources provided by the Forte Foundation

  • 100% of 642 program participants in 2017 felt they had been provided with a range of options for future employment

  • Over 3,700 women attended community events or trainings in 2017

  • Annual support of over 100 universities, MBA programs and companies

  • The Forte Fellows’ 1,100+ participants represent over $142 million in scholarships to sponsor universities

Featured Programs:

How the Forte Foundation is making a difference

College to Business Leadership Conference

Annually, Forte host five collegiate conferences in the US. The goals of these conferences is to educate young women on the opportunities available to them in business. Women who attend have access to networking opportunities with top executives, information about diverse career paths, leadership development, startup simulations and summer internship advantages.

MBA Forums

Each year, Forte host MBA Forums in 12 cities in the USA, Canada and the UK. These Forums are geared toward educating women about MBA programs, connecting them with schools that fit their needs, network and explore financing options.


This program is Forte’s way of supporting women who are interested in pursuing an MBA as they explore and apply to programs. It is a 10-month program available in the USA, Canada and UK that focuses on preparing young women for the GMAT and admissions interviews, building excellent applications, growing a network and providing immediate feedback.

Women’s Conference & Company Expo

A 400-attendee annual conference that draws MBA women together for workshops, discussions, a Company Expo and dialogue with top women leaders in business. The goal of the conference is to enable women to build and grow strong networks and develop leadership skills.

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