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Motivational Monday - Giovanna Forte

6 Jul 2023
Getting to Know...

Giovanna Forte (1981)

What did you do after Mayfield? 

I went to the Cambridge Marlborough Secretarial College; the best business grounding I could have had.

Who was your greatest influence at Mayfield? 

The Nuns; their autonomy, authority and independence from male influence was my first encounter with Feminism.

Your best memory of Mayfield? 

Feeling safe; making lifelong friends.

Where are you now? 

Having worked for myself since age 26 I am co-founder of a growing international HealthTech business, Forte Medical. Also public speaker and occasional blogger at

Advice you’d give to your younger self?

Don’t do what others think you should do; do what makes you happy and everything else will fall into place.

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