Forte Foundation Career Lab for Promising College Women

As a member of the Forte Foundation, a consortium of major corporations and top business schools that seeks to direct talented women toward leadership roles in business, Simon has scheduled numerous successful alumni, current students and industry professionals to network and educate attending students at their annual Career Lab.  With more than 65 undergraduate women participating from numerous area schools, scheduled activities were well attended.

Students met with a variety of alumni professionals including Jennifer Garsin (Class of 2006), Manager in Corporate Development with Constellation Brands; Jari Greenbaum (Class of 2006), Senior Manager of International Strategy and Operations for Medco Health Solutions, Inc.; and Shelli Ulrich (Class of 2007), Account Executive at GE Capital Commercial Distribution Finance.

Additionally, the attendees were able to enjoy a career workshop conducted by Natalie Madeira Cofield, President of the NMC Consulting Group and a frequent public speaker, radio personality, presenter and lecturer on topics of business, economic and community development.  In this workshop, the women were led through a self-analysis of their personal interests and passions and shown how to translate that to a full-time career.

Opportunities for scholarship and networking on campus during the year and during the summer for women enrolled at Simon abound as a direct result of our affiliations with organizations such as Forte and the internal success of clubs such as SAWMBA, Simon Association of Women MBAs. With the growing trend of women seeking graduate degrees and the increase in women seeking MBAs specifically, we hope that you might join us in the near future!

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