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Heard at today’s WSA conference

Today’s Dynamic Women in Business conference, hosted by the Women Student Association at HBS, continues to be an impressive success. Golden nuggets of advice, quick-witted tips and life-long proverbs speckled thoughtful debate throughout the day. Over 1,000 young and seasoned well-heeled business women power-networked to discuss healthcare, income-equality, marketing, finance, entertainment and media. Here are some…

Features

Women Must Make Themselves Noticed to Succeed in the Workplace

Charlotte Beers is the former CEO of global advertising firm Ogilvy & Mather and also served as under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs under Colin Powell.  During her visit to HBS for International Women’s Day, Beers advised young women in business to be their own agent of change — to speak up and…

Features

Improving the State of Women in Business

Ilene Lang is the CEO and President of Catalyst, the leading research and advisory organization working to change workplaces and improve lives through advancing women into business leadership. Previously, Lang was the founding CEO of AltaVista Internet Software Inc.  She is a graduate of Radcliffe college and Harvard Business School. The below contains excerpts of…

On Campus

Harbus Reflections from 1959

Editors’ note: The following two articles highlight the first two years of Women at HBS.  The first article contains the announcement to the student body that women were eligible to apply.  The second article contains the words of the first women at HBS themselves as they dealt with the challenges of integrating into what was…

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Is HBS an Incubator for Female Entrepreneurs?

Gilt Group. BirchBox. LearnVest. Rent the Runway. Care.com. Angie’s List. Fashionstake. Baublebar. These are just a few of the high-profile, high-growth startups that have been started by Harvard Business School women. Despite the widespread belief in today’s tech monoculture that MBAs do not make good entrepreneurs, I’ve heard several investors say “I wouldn’t bet against…

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Top 10 Things Women in Business Should Know

Young women today receive all sorts of professional advice on how to succeed from pundits, the popular press, and even fashion magazines.  Unfortunately, the advice women are receiving is not helping to close the gender gap at the top levels of organizations.  In fact, according to a recent Catalyst study, when women follow the advice…

On Campus

What to Expect When You’re Expecting To Attend the WSA Conference

The Women’s Student Association will hold its 21st Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference here at HBS on Saturday, February 25th.  The conference connects around 1,000 female students, alumnae, faculty, and business leaders for a full-day discussion of women in the global business landscape.  The event convenes an extremely impressive group of leaders from around…

Features

Kicking Ass and Breaking Glass

“In my 40 years, I have just seen one roadblock after another for women disappear.” – Regina Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration and the first woman to be tenured and chaired at HBS December 1962: HBS faculty vote to admit women into the two-year MBA program.  Eight women are admitted to first…

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Making it Work for Working Mothers

The Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2013 has 39 percent women, a record high for the school.  Looking at history, it is evident that this number demonstrates significant progress in women’s advancement in business.  But, when we look at the business world today, we see many statistics that do not reflect the same degree…

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Tyra Banks: Fun, Fierce, and Financially Savvy

How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day?  A romantic dinner with your true love? At a Tommy Doyle’s stoplight party, hoping to find true love?  For a select group of HBS students and faculty, V-Day was spent with one of America’s ultimate true loves: supermodel and media mogul Tyra Banks.  In a casual 90-minute conversation with…

Entrepreneurship

Open for Business: HBS’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Part 3

Entrepreneurs-in-residence (EiRs) are quite possibly the best resource HBS has to offer the budding entrepreneur.  With the patience of a FIN1 professor, the determination of an EC trying to get into Professor Malhotra’s Negotiation class, and knowledge equal to that of Dean Nitin Nohria himself, the EiRs come to HBS with one purpose: to help…

Entrepreneurship, Features

Venture Corner: Take the Interview

Take the Interview offers a cloud-based video interviewing Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for employers and candidates. We are a filter between the resume review and the in-person interview and facilitate asynchronous (not-live), under-5-minute video interviews that employers can review anytime, anywhere. We deliver an efficient solution to screen and select the right candidate…

Entrepreneurship

Venture Corner: Sceneopolis

What is your business? Sceneopolis is a subscription service that helps you experience your city’s world-class arts and culture scene and revolutionize what it means to have a night out. We’re partnering with the best arts and culture organizations, restaurants, and bars to provide our subscribers with unique and curated social experiences that incorporate amazing…

Features

What Would You Do with Your One Precious Life?

Ed. Note:  Nkiru Amene (HBS Class of 2013) was killed in a car accident this summer while traveling in Nigeria.  In her short but precious life replica watches uk, Nkiru exemplified the ideal characteristics of an HBS student—a passion for leading and motivating others to make a positive impact in society. It is the hope…

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Venture Corner: After Steps

AfterSteps is developing an online platform to educate consumers on end-of-life planning and to enable them to create an end-of-life plan, store it, and transfer it to designated beneficiaries upon their passing. Who: Jess Bloomgarden (NG), Emma Taylor (NG), Alex Stratoudakis (NG) What: New company Where: replica breitling HBS / New York What is your…

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As Academic Gender Gap Declines, There is Still Work to be Done

Women entering business school are well aware that they’ll be outnumbered by men. However, many HBS women were shocked by a Harbus article last year reporting a marked historical difference between men and women’s academic performance (see Graph A). Following this revelation, a team of EC women, advised by Professor Kathleen McGinn and collaborating with…

Features

Interview With Cathy Benko, Chief Talent Officer of Deloitte

Cathy Benko (MBA 1989) was appointed in 2007 to the newly created position of chief talent officer for Deloitte LLP. Her charge: Create a signature Deloitte Talent Experience and cultivate the firm’s leading position in the talent marketplace. The results are striking. Today, Deloitte is cited by BusinessWeek as the “Best Place to Launch a…

Features

Sandra O. Moose, BCG Former Partner, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

By Courtney Davis (NE), Section E Representative Experiences and Perspectives in Consulting replica watches On November 11, 2010, Dr. Sandra O. Moose, a Boston Consulting Group (“”BCG””) Senior Advisor who joined the firm more than 40 years ago as its first female consultant, will be presented with Consulting magazine’s 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award at a…

News

A Celebration of Dynamic Women in Business

Female professionals and MBA students from across the nation gathered for The Dynamic Women in Business Conference, organized by the Women’s Student Association (WSA), held at Harvard Business School on Saturday, January 27. As one of the largest conferences on campus, more than 900 participants packed into Burden Auditorium, including a group of 17 young…

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Former CEO of HP Speaks on Leadership and Choices

After being largely removed from the public eye since her dismissal from HP, Carly Fiorina resurfaces at Harvard to discuss lessons learned along her rise as one of the most influential women in business. “A leader’s most fundamental job is to sense danger and opportunity ahead of others and to act on that knowledge,” Carly…

News

Women at HBS: Making History

Few HBS students today would fail to recognize names like Meg Whitman (MBA 1979) and Donna Dubinsky (MBA 1981). For many students, these women are members of a group of pioneering women from all sectors of the economy and all corners of the globe who have helped to shatter the “glass ceiling” and, in the…

News

Baker Library's Women, Enterprise and Society

If you think the first women in business were the handful who graduated from HBS in 1963, think again. Women have been actively participating in the American economy for centuries, and Baker Library has the documents to prove it. Until recently, research on women entrepreneurs or women in business or just on women in general…

News

WSA Conference

The Dynamic Women in Business Conference organized by the WSA (Women’s Student Association) was even more dynamic than anticipated! Completely sold out for the first time in history, the conference had over 900 people flooding the halls of Spangler on January 20th, 2001, with 300 more hopefuls on the waiting list! Students, faculty, Cambridge residents…

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