Most Clicked Forté Foundation SmartBrief Stories


1. 3 tips for demonstrating strength as a leader

Forté Foundation SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

It's possible to be a strong leader without seeming aggressive, writes Anett Grant, president of Executive Speaking. The key is to back up your decisions with evidence, adopt the right tone and give your direct reports the chance to respond when you ask them questions, she writes. Fast Company online (07/14)


2. Wall Street firms wait for first female CEO

Forté Foundation SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

None of the 22 largest U.S. investment banks or financial firms have ever had a female CEO. Data show that women account for nearly half of midlevel managers in the finance and insurance industries but just 29% of senior officials. The process of getting women interested in investment banking should start early during college, said Elissa Sangster, executive director of the Forté Foundation. "You've got to build the pipeline early," she said. Bloomberg (06/26)


3. How to guide your team during a tough transition

Forté Foundation SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

Guiding a team through a difficult change requires a sense of urgency, a commitment to communication and an emphasis on helping your people adjust, writes Linda Addison of Norton Rose Fulbright. "Every transition has two components: the business side and the people side," she notes. Fortune (07/11)


4. What B-school is really like

Forté Foundation SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

MBA graduates and current students say some of the most surprising aspects of attending business school include the rigor of the coursework, the diverse backgrounds of their classmates and the variety of opportunities available. Poets & Quants (07/13)


5. D.C. offers best job opportunities for women, report finds

Forté Foundation SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

Fortune (06/23)


6. Pay gap may explain MBA enrollment disparity

Forté Foundation SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

Women with MBAs tend to make less than their male peers with similar qualifications, writes Bernard Garrette, an associate dean of the MBA program at HEC Paris. This disparity may explain why there are fewer women than men enrolled in business school. "Faced with the possibility of a smaller pay check, women take a greater financial risk than men when enrolling in business school," Garrette writes. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (07/14)


7. Female leaders still face ingrained biases, study says

Forté Foundation SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

Mashable (07/10)


8. Female, male CEOs have similar reputations, study shows

Forté Foundation SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

There's not much difference in the way male and female CEOs are perceived, according to a new study. "Once you get a woman in the top spot, executives perceive them fairly equally," said study author Leslie Gaines-Ross. Women who work at companies with female CEOs are more likely to want to become top leaders, the study found. Fortune (06/30)


9. Announcing the 2015 Forté Forums

Forté Foundation SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

Take part in the Forté Forums from August to October and discover the power of the MBA by meeting top business schools and joining interactive panels. Forté Forums will be hosted in 12 cities including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles to share the value of a business degree. Registration is free. Read more and register. Blank (07/21)


10. Top strategies for an out-of-state job search

Forté Foundation SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

When searching for a job in a different state, do not include a home address on the resume but be honest about relocation when asked, career expert Vicki Salemi writes. Job seekers also should network using social media and in-person visits to get a feel for new places, she advises. Forbes (07/17)




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