Allyship starts with a mindset of "active empathy." Most people understand what empathy is — the ability to understand others’ feelings — but allies go beyond understanding. Allies act. Do you
Allyship starts with a mindset of “active empathy.” Most people understand what empathy is — the ability to understand others’ feelings — but allies go beyond understanding. Allies act.
Do you know what good ally actions look like? Join us for this interactive information session to find out. You will also learn about Forté’s Inclusive Leadership: Allies for Gender Equity program, a 5-part learning journey designed to give business leaders and working professionals the knowledge and tools to take effective action on gender equity.
About Our Speakers
Amy Orlov, Director of Professional Programs at Forté.
In her role at Forté, Amy introduces women to new ideas and deep networks. She is focused on finding new ways to leverage and extend Forté’s programming to support both professional women and the organizations in which they operate. Amy is also a co-author and architect of the Forté Allies for Gender Equity (formerly Men as Allies) initiatives which offer men a framework to be stronger allies in gender equity.
Before coming to Forté, Amy was the Director of Professional Education and Training at the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), managing a portfolio of onsite and online conferences, symposia and training events. Prior to that, Amy was the Director of the MBA Program Office and Student Services at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Throughout her career, Amy has also worked as an educational consultant, providing clients with program design and delivery, assessment and strategy input, and workshop facilitation and leadership program development. Amy holds a Master of Education from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Government and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Philadelphia with her human, canine, and feline daughters.
Scott Brownlee, Associate Director of Development – Corporate Partners at Forté
Scott is a Associate Director of Development – Corporate Partners at Forté, where he supports post-MBA women by providing them with career coaching, mentorship and sponsorship opportunities, and touchpoints to level-up their careers, as well as male allies looking to launch new allyship initiatives at their MBA programs and companies. Prior to joining Forté, he was part of the core team Poets & Quants named “the best MBA Career Team in America” at Texas McCombs, where he served as the primary career coach for all 40+ first-year Consortium students and created Outreach Lab, a re-imagining of the job search networking process. He also spent time at Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives, where he was a Senior Admissions Counselor, and has 10+ years of higher ed experience as a career coach, creative writing professor, program coordinator, and academic advisor. In his spare time he provides pro bono MBA application consulting to applicants of color through Networth, a boutique coaching business he co-founded. He lives in Austin, TX.
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