The Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University has recently joined Forté Foundation – a consortium of major corporations and top business schools that has become a powerful change agent in educating and directing talented women toward leadership roles in business.

“Being selected as a (Forté Foundation) sponsor is a validation of our efforts to promoting graduate education to women,” says Full Time MBA Admissions Director Paul North. “We have in the past promoted various programming initiatives that encourage woman in business, and being a Forté Foundation School Sponsor gives us the opportunity to open these doors further to attract and retain top talent.”

The Forté Foundation is the leading organization that provides a national infrastructure for college students, business school women, and working professionals to access the “real world” information, scholarship opportunities and essential networking connections they need to succeed in business careers. Called to action by a landmark research study, Women and the MBA: Gateway to Opportunity, looking at why women are under-represented in leading business schools compared with medical or law schools, the Forté Foundation was founded in 2001 to address this inequity and its impact on the business landscape.

Forté Foundation enables its corporate and business school sponsors to effectively reach, recruit and retain top female talent. Forté’s agenda to reach college-aged women, MBA candidates, and MBA alumnae will build on its founding commitment to increase the number of women in the early business pipeline, and will create partnerships with academic and advocacy groups, as well as its own sponsors, to attract and retain women in business careers.