2011 Women’s Weekend

By: Robyn Winstanley

Earlier in the month, our office hosted the annual Women’s Conference event. We had an incredible group of women visit our campus for the weekend – we had guests from many areas, including Florida, Texas, Oregon, and Wisconsin! Simon is a member of the Forté Foundation, a partnership between MBA programs and corporate sponsors to increase women leaders within graduate business programs and corporations. As a sponsor school, Simon awards Forté scholarships and offers networking opportunities through the annual Forté MBA Women’s Conference, as well as numerous seminars and events. In an effort to support the mission of the Forté Foundation, we invited prospective candidates to visit our campus and interact with alumnae, faculty members, current students, and admissions staff members.

Our guests were treated to two guest speakers: Rachel Fruendschuh, MBA Class of 2008, Senior Financial Analyst for Chevron in San Francisco, and Nicole O’Rourke, MBA Class of 2011, Business Operations Manager at Success Charter Network in New York City. These women, and the many other alumnae and current students who joined us for the weekend shared their stories of success and how the Simon School has provided the tools needed to be a leader. As an admissions representative, I am grateful to have met so many enthusiastic and energy filled individuals. It was the perfect weekend filled with wonderful conversation, laughter, and lots of delicious food!



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