Women in Leadership at Darden and the Forté Fellows Program

Continuing our progress in attracting and recruiting more women to business school, the Darden School of Business enrolled a record percentage of women (35%) in the Class of 2014 — the School’s highest percentage to date.

Women excel in leadership positions at Darden. Seventeen of Darden’s student organizations are led by women and more than 40 female students have taken on roles as vice presidents. Of note, Darden’s four largest career clubs — the Consulting ClubMarketing ClubGeneral Management and Operations Club and Finance Club — each boasting between 200 and 400 student members are all led by women.

This year, two ambassador positions were created within the Darden Forté Fellows, a group of students who actively participate in the Forté community. Darden’s Forté ambassadors strive to connect Darden women with the educational and professional resources — ranging from fellowships to webinars and networking opportunities — that Forté Foundation offers women pursuing their MBA. One of the new programs launched this year was the mentorship program between women in Darden’s Class of 2014 and 2015.

Learn more about the Forté Fellows program in this podcast with Forté ambassador Jennifer Forman.

You can read more about women leaders at Darden on our website.

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