Program encouraging women to pursue MBAs to be offered in Toronto

November 17, 2014

The Texas-based Forté Foundation has added Toronto to a list of cities that are eligible for MBALaunch, an initiative intended to encourage women to pursue an MBA degree. Forté plans to recruit between 40 and 50 Toronto-area women with between 2 and 5 years of work experience to participate in a 10-month program intended to help prepare them for entry into an MBA program. Participants will have access to test preparation, coaching, and other support services, as well as being able to draw on the expertise of MBA alumni and Forté peers. The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, York University's Schulich School of Business, and Queen’s University’s School of Business will provide in-person and virtual sessions as part of the program. “Having a network of supportive women who are going through it together is an important part of the MBALaunch program,” said Krystal Brooks, Associate Director of College and Early Career Women at Forté. Globe and Mail