Vanderbilt is committed to cultivating the next generation of women business leaders and is proud to partner with the Forté Foundation. The Forté Foundation is committed to empowering and launching women into significant careers through a variety of support including education, community, and professional development.

To learn more about how Vanderbilt University awards Forté Fellowships, click here.

By the numbers


The number of women we have named as Forté Fellows since Vanderbilt became a partner with the Forté Foundation, an organization that helps launch women into careers in business.

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Events for Women

Discover Vanderbilt Business: Women of Owen - February 3, 2024
This event for prospective MBA students is especially targeted for individuals interested in learning about the challenges and opportunities facing women in business. Hear firsthand from students and alumni on what life is like as a woman in the Vanderbilt MBA program and in post-MBA careers. A panel of corporate guest speakers lets discuss what their firms are doing to advance women and why companies value diversity. Participants then rotate in small group discussions with each panelist to ask questions and learn more about the companies they represent. To learn more about Discover Vanderbilt Business and our Women of Owen event, click here.

Forté events including Forté Women's Leadership Conference
Forté holds events throughout the year for college students and MBA candidates. In June, many Vanderbilt MBA Forté Fellows participate in their Forté MBA Women's Leadership & Career Conference. For a list of Forté events click here. For more about the benefits of joining the Forté Foundation, click here.

National Association of Women MBAs
Vanderbilt is a partner of NAWMBA as an academic chapter and NAWMBA also has a professional chapter in Nashville. NAWMBA provides professional and leadership development opportunities for its members through mentorship, networking and collaboration among partner schools and corporations. They host a career conference every fall for members.

Women's Business Association

The Owen Women's Business Association (WBA) strives to create an inclusive and empowering environment for all women. We promote and support women at Vanderbilt Business by providing opportunities for personal and professional development through a variety of workshops, networking opportunities, and social events. Membership is automatically extended to all women and there are no dues.


Want to learn more? Contact Mckenzie Mulligan at 615.343.4775 or by email.