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Has anyone heard of the Forte fellowship? [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 07:35
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Re: Has anyone heard of the Forte fellowship? [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 08:53
The simple answer is yes -- we worked with a woman last year who was awarded one with her acceptance to Wharton.

It is a very competitive program but if you are awarded one, it comes with great prestige. Also, her credentials were very impressive and she worked the system hard to get this award.

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Re: Has anyone heard of the Forte fellowship? [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 09:36
Thanks Kimberly, I was just browsing online and read from a Tepper MBA blog that almost all her female classmates were awarded this fellowship.
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Re: Has anyone heard of the Forte fellowship? [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 10:01
Hi guys, I was awarded this Fellowship as part of one of my offers and I checked out the website - it looks like it is a great network for women but I'm not sure how exclusive it is. It appears that any female professional can pay a membership fee of $25 per year to be a member, whether or not they are in an MBA program. Perhaps the Forte Fellowships that are within a B School network are more prestigious (possibly the way a certain sorority's chapter has more standing on one campus than another even though it's the same national organization) but my general sense is, although it of course an honor to be awarded any special recognition in this already competitive process, you can still find ways to be involved even if you don't get it as part of your acceptance.
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Re: Has anyone heard of the Forte fellowship? [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 10:48
Yes. There are Forte fellows at most top business schools.
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Re: Has anyone heard of the Forte fellowship? [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 16:21
Thanks for the replies! So that means its not that exclusive?

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Re: Has anyone heard of the Forte fellowship? [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 16:35
I think its fairly prestigious and a good addition to your resume - congrats!

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Re: Has anyone heard of the Forte fellowship? [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 22:14
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The simple answer is yes -- we worked with a woman last year who was awarded one with her acceptance to Wharton.

It is a very competitive program but if you are awarded one, it comes with great prestige. Also, her credentials were very impressive and she worked the system hard to get this award.

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Could you explain "worked the system hard"? My understanding was that these were chosen by the school same as other scholarships. I know a classmate that was one, she came from a male dominated industry, though I don't know if that had anything to do with it, but would suspect this was a theme in apps.
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Re: Has anyone heard of the Forte fellowship? [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2014, 21:49
londoncalling1 wrote:
Hi guys, I was awarded this Fellowship as part of one of my offers and I checked out the website - it looks like it is a great network for women but I'm not sure how exclusive it is. It appears that any female professional can pay a membership fee of $25 per year to be a member, whether or not they are in an MBA program. Perhaps the Forte Fellowships that are within a B School network are more prestigious (possibly the way a certain sorority's chapter has more standing on one campus than another even though it's the same national organization) but my general sense is, although it of course an honor to be awarded any special recognition in this already competitive process, you can still find ways to be involved even if you don't get it as part of your acceptance.



Whoa no.....anyone can pay $50/year to be a member of Forte's general network....but a Forte Fellowship is different. You have to be selected by the school for that (incidentally, the fellowship comes with free lifetime access to their general network). It is prestigious and exclusive.

It appears that only ~11 people/school are awarded the fellowship per year (class of 2014 has 465 fellows, and there are 42 member schools; though I'd imagine larger schools have more, and smaller schools have fewer). Schools like HBS, Wharton, CBS, Tuck, Anderson, Stern, and Haas participate. Source: http://www.fortefoundation.org/site/Pag ... 0Dpil5RFmo
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Re: Has anyone heard of the Forte fellowship? [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2014, 12:28
Has anyone that has been told by their school that they are a Forte Fellow gotten any notice from the actual Forte Foundation as a confirmation?

Aaaaand is anyone going there from northern California and would like to let me be your carpool buddy? ;)
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