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Forging Ahead: Women of Color in Business

An exciting career in business can be a part of my future. But what is the business world like for a woman of color? How do I launch my career in business? Listen as successful women of color from various industries in the U.S. discuss how they made the most of their college academic, work, and extra-curricular experiences to successfully enter the world of business.

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Liberal Arts = Career Success

Professionals with liberal arts backgrounds are some of the most successful and sought after candidates for many business industries. Hear from a panel of successful businesswomen that came from a liberal arts background on why they value their liberal arts background and why traditional business industries and roles are targeting liberal arts women to join their team.

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I’ve Got A Business Degree: Now What?

So you’ve got a business degree and you’re ready to conquer the world—but how? What can you do with it? Well, according to our guests, just about anything you want. We’re chatting with Danielle Chaisson, investment banking VP at Jeffries LLC, Christine LaBarre, an association at McKinsey & Co., Neeraja Lammata, a brand/trade marketing manager at Cholula Food company, and Deirdre O’Donnell, a consultant at Propeller. Along with moderator Marlena Stevens, these ladies discuss everything from finance to pro sports marketing. Find out where they went after college and earning their MBAs, and let yourself be inspired to make your next big leap.

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Career in Financial Services: How did Yellowstone, Guinea and Teaching Lead to the MBA and Finance?

Hear from Jen LeClair, CFO for PNC’s Asset Management Business. Jen has a unique and remarkable career, which goes to show that you can take any path to an MBA.

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Voices in Business: MBA Women of Color Panel

An MBA is a wise choice for women looking to take their careers to the next level, start their own ventures, or branch out into a new direction—and there are other equally important considerations.
Representation matters in school and in the workforce. This panel of successful multicultural alumnae from Forté sponsor schools want to share their personal experiences and ideas with prospective female MBA students.

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When Worlds Collide: Engineering and Business

They might sound like strange bedfellows, but the marriage between engineering and business can pay dividends. Listen to this panel of four successful, dynamic women who parlayed their engineering degrees into business careers. You’ll hear from Velma Arney, Director of Career Services at the McCoombs School of Business at UTA, as she moderates a panel with Fatima Abdullah, Susan Morrison, Sanyogita Lakhere, and Juliana Rodriguez. Find out what they think of getting an MBA and finding work that plays to their strengths.

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