Forté Foundation is a non-profit consortium of leading companies and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women.

All female students at Imperial College Business School receive full access to Forté Foundation resources and services such as such as events, webinars and job postings.

Female MBA students

We are also pleased to offer Forté Foundation Fellowships of up to £26,000 to outstanding female students joining the Full-Time MBA programme. Forté Fellowships are prestigious and competitive awards that are recognized within the business school community and beyond. As well as tuition fee support, Fellows also gain exposure to leading companies and an immediate network of peers that extends beyond individual business schools, and are invited to attend the annual Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference. The conference is a great opportunity to meet like-minded women, develop leadership skills and build your professional network.

Considering making an MBA application, but don’t know where to start?


Be brave and take the next step toward business school by applying for MBALaunch.

Forté MBALaunch is a 10-month pre-application programme that pairs women seeking an MBA with a support network and provides a structured roadmap for applying to business schools. The programme begins with a one-day kick-off event in major cities throughout the United States, Canada, and the UK, featuring intensive workshops with experienced speakers who can help build your MBA candidacy. Thereafter, you’ll attend online webinars, advisor meetings, and monthly in-person peer group sessions.Get started on your MBA application with Forté MBALaunch and connect with hundreds of women who have the same goal as you.

Applications for next year’s MBALaunch – for candidates seeking to apply for 2019 entry to business school will open in autumn 2018, with the programme kick-off planned for January 2019.

Wherever you are in your MBA journey, the Forte Foundation provides lots of information and great advice on their website and at Forté Forum events from August to October each year.