Are Your References Ready? (Forté Foundation)

After a successful interview, a potential employer is likely to check your references. Are you prepared to submit the names, titles, phone numbers and email addresses of your best advocates? Does your list include past or current colleagues and managers? Have you kept them up to date on your job search? Have you shared stories you’d like them to tell on your behalf?

In this session, we’ll cover this key step in the hiring process.


Forté Foundation is a non-profit consortium of leading multinational corporations, top business schools in the US and abroad, and the Graduate Management Admission Council. Its mission is to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities and a community of successful women.

Forté is the leading organization that provides a national infrastructure for women at all stages of the career continuum to access the information, scholarship support and networking connections they need to succeed in business careers. Additional information about the Forté Foundation is available online at www.fortefoundation.org.


Forté Sponsor Companies: A.T. Kearney; Accenture; Amazon; American Airlines; AT&T; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Barclays; Bloomberg; Boston Consulting Group; Capital Group; Chevron; Citi; Cognizant; Credit Suisse; Danaher; DaVita; Deloitte; Deutsche Bank; Dow; Eli Lilly and Company; Evercore; ExxonMobil; EY; General Motors; Goldman Sachs; Google; Guggenheim Partners; Hines; IBM Global Business Services; Invesco; JP Morgan; KPMG; Lazard; Liberty Mutual; M&T Bank; Macquarie Group; McKinsey & Company; PIMCO; Prologis; State Street; The PNC Financial Services Group; UGI Corporation; US Cellular; Wellington Management; Wells Fargo; Whirlpool Corporation

Forté Nonprofit Sponsors: 100 Women in Finance; Certified Financial Planner Board; CFA Institute; Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

Forté Business School Sponsors: Alliance Manchester Business School; Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business; Babson College (F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business); Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business); Columbia Business School; Cornell University (SC Johnson College of Business); Dartmouth College (Tuck School of Business); Duke University (The Fuqua School of Business); Emory University (Goizueta Business School); ESADE; Georgetown University (McDonough School of Business); George Washington University School of Business; Georgia Tech (Scheller College of Business); Harvard Business School; HEC-Paris; IE Business School; IESE Business School; Imperial College Business School; Indiana University – Bloomington (Kelley School of Business); INSEAD; London Business School; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan); Michigan State University (Broad College of Business); New York University (Stern School of Business); Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management); Ohio State University Fisher College of Business; Queen’s Smith School of Business; Rice University Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business; Southern Methodist University (Cox School of Business); University of California – Berkeley (Haas School of Business); University of California – Los Angeles (Anderson School of Management); University of Cambridge (Judge Business School); University of Chicago (Booth School of Business); University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Gies College of Business); University of Maryland Smith School of Business; University of Michigan (Ross School of Business); University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (Carlson School of Management); University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler Business School); University of Notre Dame (Mendoza College of Business); University of Oxford (Saïd Business School); University of Pennsylvania (The Wharton School); University of Rochester (Simon School of Business); University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business); University of Texas at Austin (McCombs School of Business); University of Toronto (Rotman School of Management); University of Virginia (Darden School of Business); University of Washington (Foster School of Business); Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management; Washington University in St. Louis (Olin Business School); Western University (Ivey School of Management); Yale School of Management; York University (Schulich School of Business)

Forte University Sponsors: Amherst College, Babson College, Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College, Columbia University, Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Colby College, College of William & Mary, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Howard University, Hunter College – CUNY, Indiana University, Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, Smith College, Texas A&M University, University of Chicago, University of Colorado, University of Iowa, University of Kentucky, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Rochester, University of Toronto, University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, Vassar College, Washington University in St. Louis, Wheaton College, and Yale University.

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