Farah Hussain will be on a panel entitled "Be the Captain, Not the Coordinator" at the Forté Women’s Conference in NYC on June 10-11.

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Farah Hussain, a May 2011 MBA alumna of Babson College, will speak at the 2011 Forte MBA Women’s Conference, held on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11 in New York City. This year’s theme is: Breaking Through: Courageous Strategies for Extraordinary Leadership.

Hussain will be on the Saturday afternoon panel entitled “Be the Captain, Not the Coordinator.” She will share her experiences in team roles at Babson, including her leadership role in creating and launching MBA Peer Connectors, a student-to-student career advisory program for the Two-Year MBA Program.

The Forte Foundation’s 2011 MBA Women’s Conference promises to help women redefine how they look at power, how to change their perceptions of extraordinary leadership, and imbue in them an anything-is-possible approach to their professional lives. 

Farah Hussain is a Forté Foundation Fellow and the graduate student winner of the 2011 Nan Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference Award. As an MBA candidate, she received this recognition from Babson for her entrepreneurial contributions to the graduate school community. She is the founder of Babson MBA Peer Connectors, a student-to-student career advisory initiative designed to support first-year MBA candidates in the full-time program at Babson. Farah also served as the elected student liaison to the institution’s Center for Career Development, representing approximately 1400 students and revamping the position to drive more student-to-student networking. Hussain graduated from Babson’s Two-Year MBA Program in May 2011 and received her BA from Wellesley College.

Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., is recognized internationally as a leader in entrepreneurial management education. Babson grants BS degrees through its innovative undergraduate program, and grants MBA and custom MS and MBA degrees through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Babson Executive Education offers executive development programs to experienced managers worldwide. For information, visit

By Nancy Sullivan, , 781-239-4623 | 06/07/2011 06:00