Apply to the 2014 Forté MBALaunch for Women

The Darden School of Business is a founding member of the Forté Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping more women pursue leadership roles in business. 

If you’re planning to begin your MBA studies in Fall 2015, we encourage you to learn more about the Forté MBALaunch for Women, a 10-month program which will give you a clear road map to help you navigate the business school application process.

The line-up of speakers, workshops, resources, and advisors will help you “get it done” but also inspire you along the way so that you feel energized about your future and how the MBA will support your personal and professional goals. The Forté Foundation’s intention is to make you the best MBA candidate possible.

Program Overview

  • Attend a one-day, kick-off event featuring intensive workshops with experienced speakers
  • Connect with hundreds of women who have the same goal as you
  • Gain insights and advice about the admissions process from current business school students and alumni
  • Participate in monthly webinars on specific topics geared at building a top-notch application
  • Attend monthly peer group meetings in program locations
  • Receive additional resources and discounts for more support as you navigate this process
  • Check out the 2013 Program »

Application Deadlines

  • Round 1 Applications for New York City, Boston, and Washington, D.C.: 1 November
  • Round 1 Applications for Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles: 8 November
  • Final Round Applications for ALL CITIES: 15 November

Interested in learning more about women at Darden? Visit our website to learn about Darden’s partnership with the Forte Foundation, our chapter of Graduate Women in Business, and other resources within our community.

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5 Responses to Apply to the 2014 Forté MBALaunch for Women

  1. Srujana Punyapu says:

    Hello Sir/Madam,

    I am interested in Darden’s 2014 Forte MBA Launch for Women Program. I live in Seattle and wanted to know if there are any workshops or monthly peer group meetings held in this area.

    Thank you.

    Warm Regards,
    Srujana Punyapu.

  2. Fareine Benz says:

    Hi Srujana,

    We’re excited to see your interest in the Forte Foundation community and resources. Membership to the foundation is free, and they offer a variety of online resources and webinars for Pre-MBA women. Regarding workshops and peer group meetings in Seattle, I recommend reaching out to them directly at for more information.

    Hope this helps.

    Darden Admissions

  3. Jimmy Lee says:

    Thanks for the answer above, Fareine! My wife is just beginning her quest to get her MBA and is looking for a school right now. I was going to ask for her if you had any online resources because we don’t live in Virginia. Thanks for the links in your post. I will have her check out the Forte Foundation. I hear Virginia is beautiful but have never been there. All the best, Jimmy @ 310Antiques

  4. srujana says:

    Thank you for your reply Fareine. Sorry for my late response. I have applied to Forte’Foundation program starting next Feb!

    Have a great day.

  5. Fareine Benz says:


    Glad to hear you’ve applied for the program! Forte is such a great network and opportunity for prospective and current women MBAs.

    Good luck in your MBA research and application process.

    Kind regards,
    Fareine Benz

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