Simon Business School

Simon Business School and Forte Foundation scholarships - female MBA program students

Women at Simon and Forté Foundation

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BETTER BUSINESS.

Simon Business School is deeply committed to creating opportunities for female leaders to learn and excel within their chosen professions. In addition to a world-class education, we offer our female MBA students platforms to network and gain practical on-the-job experience. Fellowships are also available to qualified female students.

A COMMUNITY THAT EMPOWERS WOMEN IN BUSINESS.

Throughout their time at Simon, and long after they graduate, female MBA students can count on Simon Women in Business (SWiB), an organization that focuses on developing the tools, resources, and connections needed to help female students obtain fulfilling internships and successful careers. SWiB engages students, faculty, staff, and alumni through programs and information focusing on the real issues and concerns of women in the business world.

The organization hosts speakers and career-oriented events year-round. Past functions include:

  • Career Navigation for Women: Clearing Hurdles Through Mentoring, a roundtable series dedicated to advancing women’s participation in business, industry, as well as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields
  • Conversation with Gwen Greene, a J.P. Morgan Securities financial professional; event jointly hosted with the Financial Management Association (FMA)
  • Conversation and luncheon with Judy Schmeling, CEO and COO of HSN, Inc.
  • Personal Branding & Social Media event with Alexsandra Sukhoy '03S (MBA), author and career coach
  • Guest lecture by Deb Henretta, Group President – Beauty, Procter & Gamble
  • Internship panels for second-year women MBAs to share their interview and internship experiences
  • Dressing for Success workshop with Simon alum Tamika Nurse, Race Forward senior marketing strategist and author of The It Girl Rules
  • Valentine’s Day fundraiser for local organizations that support the educational, political, and financial stability of women
  • International Women's Day trip to the Susan B. Anthony House and Perkins Mansion

A STRONG PARTNERSHIP FOR WOMEN WITH THE FORTÉ FOUNDATION.

Forte Foundation LogoSimon Business School has a long history of support and engagement with the Forté Foundation, a consortium of major corporations and top business schools dedicated to increasing the presence of women in business.

  • Forté Forums—Explore higher education and career opportunities with this multi-city educational and networking series featuring business schools and corporations.
  • Forté Fellowships—Support ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 per year for talented, civic-minded women in the MBA program.
  • Forté Scholar Symposiums—A platform for summer interns in New York-based companies to establish networks and share their experiences.

For additional information about Forté Foundation, please contact us at admissions@simon.rochester.edu or (585) 275-3533.

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