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.

Scripps College is an undergraduate partner of The Forté Foundation which provides currently enrolled students with exclusive member benefits and access to Forté resources when you register with your Scripps email address.

Undergraduate Rising Star Program

Forté’s Rising Star program is a free opportunity to develop new skills, connect with powerful women, and show leading employers that you have what it takes to succeed in the workplace. Participate at your own pace, and earn points as you go. We’ll help you in five major areascareer exploration, personal branding, job searching, networking, and professional valuesand when you’re done, you get to add the Rising Star designation to your resume. Show this job market that you mean business. Read more.

Business Leadership Conference for African American/Black and Latinx Women

April 3, 2020

When women of color have their voices heard, everyone wins. Diverse perspectives lead to brilliant solutions for everyone, from corporations to consumers, to communities. This event will help you shine during your job search and at work while embracing and leveraging your diversity.

The Laspa Center will sponsor up to 10 students to participate in the Business Leadership Conference for Black and Latinx Women. Explore a multitude of business careers, build leadership skills, and expand your network in this one-day interactive conference.



Currently enrolled Scripps College students in good academic standing are eligible to apply.

Application Requirements

The application includes a 300-500 word statement of interest, and a current resume. Apply through the link above; 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


  • Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020.  (Each applicant should receive an automatic confirmation upon submission.) Apply through this link only. DO NOT apply directly through the Forte Foundation.
  • All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by Monday, February 17.