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Connect with the Simmons School of Management at the Boston Forté Forum

The Forté Foundation has invited Simmons School of Management to participate in several of their Forté Forum events, including one in Boston on Tuesday, August 20. The Forum is specifically geared toward women seeking MBAs.

Founded in 2001 to address why fewer women attend MBA programs in comparison to graduate programs in medicine or law, the Forté Foundation encourages women to pursue degrees in business to help them achieve successful, fulfilling careers. The Forté Foundation’s primary obstacle to helping women realize their professional potential are the misperceptions many women have about careers in business, namely that they are inflexible and require a highly specialized set of skills. Consequently, the Forté Foundation endeavors to provide women with the information and resources they need to make informed decisions regarding a career in business.

The Foundation’s partnership with Simmons School of Management seems natural given the latter’s commitment to producing female leaders; Simmons offers an MBA program designed to help women develop their business and managerial skills, fully cognizant of the unique gender dynamics women may face in their professions. In addition, Simmons sponsors leadership development programs with the goal of advancing women in business, holds an annual women’s leadership conference, and fosters progressive research on issues related to women, leadership and management.

Reaching beyond the scope of a typical information session, the Forté Forum event will include guidance from women with MBAs in various industries and stages of their careers, as well as opportunities to interact with Simmons admissions staff. The Forum will also shed light on how an MBA can lead to success in any number of industries, and facilitate conversation among those interested in pursuing their MBA.

The August 20 event in Boston will be held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel on 39 Dalton Street, from 6-9pm. Simmons representatives will travel to a number of additional Forté Forum locations this summer and fall, including New York City, which will host a two-day event on September 3 and 4.

The Forté Foundation encourages woman of all ages and professional experience to attend, welcoming college students and MBA candidates alike. For those who pre-register, the cost to attend a Forté Forum is free; there is a $5 fee for those who opt to register at the event. Those interested can register online with the Forté Foundation.

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