Weatherhead Partners with Forte Foundation to Support Women in Business | Weatherhead

Weatherhead Partners with Forte Foundation to Support Women in Business

Posted 4.10.2019

Weatherhead Partners with Forte Foundation to Support Women in Business

Weatherhead School of Management has officially partnered with the Forte Foundation to launch its Rising Star Program for undergraduates at Case Western Reserve University. Forte is an organization dedicated to launching women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, professional development and a community of successful women.

Women from across campus attended the initial meeting to hear from Krystal Brooks, Director of College and Pre MBA Programs at Forte Foundation. Brooks brought up harrowing statistics, like only 6% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women and only 36% of MBA grads are women, and encouraged attendees to take action. 

“We’ve made a lot of progress over the years, but there’s still a long way to go,” Brooks said. “We’re counting on students here to help be the change.”

With more than 100,000 members and over 50 influential companies across the globe as partners, the Forte Rising Star program allows Case Western Reserve University students access a network of resources. Students have the opportunity to meet peers, connect with business professionals, participate in professional development webinars and attend nationwide conferences – of which two undergraduate Weatherhead students have applied to attend.

Forte’s Rising Star program also assists undergraduate students with career exploration, personal branding, job searching, networking and professional values.

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