Forté Foundation

The 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. Learn more about this unique Laspa Center partnership.

The Laspa Center sponsors Scripps students to participate in select Forté conferences annually, assisting with cost of travel and accommodations. Explore a multitude of business careers, build leadership skills, and expand your network in these Leadership Immersion Treks.

Women of Color Leadership Symposium

Arlington, Virginia

October 21, 2022

This one-day symposium centers the lived experiences of women business leaders who hold aspects of their identities that have historically been underrepresented in business. Specifically, speakers and facilitators who identify as African American / Black, Latina/x, and Native American will be featured in the programming. Undergraduate students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to engage in leadership development programming and training at this event.

The Forté team will help you launch yourself as a strong candidate, from maximizing mentorships to improving your critical thinking skills. Shine during your job search and at work while embracing and leveraging your diversity. Learn more.

Conference Sponsorship


Laspa Center sponsorship includes registration, transportation, and meals.


Currently enrolled Scripps College students in good academic standing are eligible to apply. In cases of class conflict, please confer with your professor in advance of your application.

Application Requirements

The application includes several short essays and a current resume. Apply for sponsorship through the link below; DO NOT apply directly through the Forte Foundation.

Supplemental Materials

Participants may be asked to share their experiences with the community and will be asked to submit:

  • A post-program survey
  • One-page trek summary with photo
  • One blog submission


Contact the Laspa Center FMI.