Leadership Truths that Transcend the Pandemic
Leadership, On Campus

Leadership Truths that Transcend the Pandemic

Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter shares lessons on leadership she has learned throughout the years. One of my favorite aphorisms is: Change is a threat when done TO me; it is an opportunity when done BY me. No wonder this Covid-19 pandemic year has been so disturbing. It has tilted heavily toward change done TO us….

Bad Advice
Humor

Bad Advice

Mitsi Picot (MBA ’22), superstar RC and winner at life shares advice on navigating life at HBS; Nishkam Prabodh (MBA ’22) reports.  The sun is back. And not just shiny, it is warm and everything. Arms are back in fashion! The sight of beautiful people steeped in inane conversations on Spangler lawns is such a…

How to Fail Well (II/II)
Campus News, Interview

How to Fail Well (II/II)

Felipe Cerón (MBA ’22) interviews HBS professors about their failures and learnings. Following up on the past issue (in which we interviewed entrepreneur and HBS Professor Christina Wallace), we interviewed Professor Iavor Bojinov, who teaches TOM at HBS. He holds a PhD and an MA in Statistics from Harvard and a MS in Mathematics from…

Where Are All the Men?
Women

Where Are All the Men?

Ziana Kotadia (MBA ’22) reports on the role of men in helping achieve gender equity. As part of the International Women’s Day celebrations the WSA organised a talk with Colleen Ammerman, Director of Gender Initiative at HBS, to discuss the role of men in helping achieve gender equity. For those unable to attend the session,…

Launching the Women in Tech Initiative at HBS
Leadership, Women

Launching the Women in Tech Initiative at HBS

Angel Wang (MBA ’22), Nikita Jagadeesh (MBA ’21), Monica Mishra (MBA ’21) and Monika Berankyte (MBA ’22) report on the inauguration of the Women in Tech Initiative at HBS. This past year the HBS Tech Club launched a new group called the HBS Women in Tech Initiative. The mission of this group is to connect…

Pear VC Launching Community for Alumni Startup Founders
Entrepreneurship

Pear VC Launching Community for Alumni Startup Founders

Keith Bender (MBA ’20) and Raunak Kasera (MBA ’23) report on HBStartups, the community for early-stage startup founders among the ranks of HBS alumni which goes live this month. At Pear VC, we recognize that entrepreneurship is perhaps the most popular way that HBS graduates meet their alma mater’s calling to be “leaders who make…

From the Editor’s Desk
Editor's Note

From the Editor’s Desk

Three forces of good after a year in a pandemic: leadership, diversity and entrepreneurship. A year has passed since Harvard University announced the transition to remote learning due to the pandemic—a year of learning, resilience and surprises. “Each day I have been awed by how staff and faculty continue to come together to tackle every…

HBS Black New Venture Competition
Entrepreneurship

HBS Black New Venture Competition

Ibe Imo shares the stories of Crystal Evuleocha and Pierre Laguerre at the HBS Black New Venture Competition.  Through the Black New Venture Competition, A Black Woman Founder Gained National Exposure LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA—Crystal Evuleocha is the CEO and co-founder of Kiira Health. Kiira Health is a virtual clinic connecting women to health experts. Candice…

B’Well B’School
Club Corner, Health, News, On Campus, Partners at HBS

B’Well B’School

A group of health and wellness enthusiasts launch a brand new HBS student club Now more than ever, focusing on health and wellness has become a staple for staying sane in our new day-to-day.  As many elements of our lives continue to change, we have noticed a pull towards healthy living, whether through at-home workouts,…

An Interview with Dean Srikant Datar
Featured, Features, News

An Interview with Dean Srikant Datar

Ahead of his upcoming move into the Dean’s House, Dean Datar takes some time to talk to the Harbus. Israt Tarin (MBA ’22) and Raseem Farook (MBA ’21) report. On January 1 this year, Srikant Datar was appointed the 11th Dean of the Harvard Business School in the school’s 112 year history, replacing Nitin Nohria,…

Denial of Violence, and the Violence of Denial: Controlling the “Comfort Women” Narrative
Campus News, Commentary, Current Events

Denial of Violence, and the Violence of Denial: Controlling the “Comfort Women” Narrative

HLS professor’s recent article on “comfort women” is amidst controversy, for arguing that the girls and women forced into sexual slavery during Japanese wartime were contracted prostitutes. Five HBS students share their thoughts on the importance of acknowledging history and its necessity for progress in women’s and human rights. By Christa Choy, Contributor, Lesley Kim,…

HBS Students Win First Racial Justice Competition
News

HBS Students Win First Racial Justice Competition

Team JEDI talks to Ziana Kotadia (MBA ’22) about the role of businesses in achieving racial equity. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among numerous others, triggered an unprecedented national movement for racial justice. While systemic racism has plagued American history for decades and is yet to be dismantled, individuals and…

From Haiti to Boston, Opportunity Can Make All the Difference
Featured, Outside the Bubble

From Haiti to Boston, Opportunity Can Make All the Difference

Ibe Imo, writes on Sebastion Francois, 2020 Venture in Management Program participant, his experience and the life-changing impact that access and opportunity provide.  Sebastion Francois’s participation in Harvard Business School‘s 2020 Venture in Management Program was an affirmation that opportunity and education create life-changing impacts for people and communities. 2020’s Venture in Management Program (VMP)…

Inspire to Rebuild
Club Corner, Student Club, Women, WSA

Inspire to Rebuild

Silvia Adam (MBA ’21) and Kristian Tran (MBA ’21) report on the celebration of 30 years of Women in Business Conference hosted by the WSA. On the 30th anniversary of the Women in Business Conference with the theme “Inspire to Rebuild,” we had a lot to celebrate: inspiring women that are role models even during…

Honoring Holocaust Survivors at HBS
Campus News, Featured, News

Honoring Holocaust Survivors at HBS

Samara Sone-Blank reports on the first time in recent memory when HBS commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day. January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day that commemorates the genocide of Jewish people that took place at the hands of the German Nazis and their collaborators from 1939 to 1945. Although Jews were the major…

From the Editor’s Desk
News

From the Editor’s Desk

Diversity Is a Source of Strength The process of wrapping up the edition of this issue transported me to the words I wrote for the October issue of 2020 to introduce myself as the then-new Women Leadership Editor: The stories we read, we listen to, we tell, inevitably shape our understanding of the world. Storytelling,…

Tackling the Pipeline Problem
Commentary, Featured, Leadership

Tackling the Pipeline Problem

MBAs need to prepare to be held accountable for building a more diverse workforce. In June 2020, while addressing his company’s response to the Black Lives Matter movement, Charles Scharf, the otherwise highly regarded CEO of Wells Fargo who was charged with turning around the bank after the scandals and missteps of his predecessors, asserted,…

Bumps in Business School
On Campus, Partners at HBS, Women

Bumps in Business School

Monika Berankyte (MBA ’22) reports on the experience of two families having a baby while studying at Harvard Business School. Thought business school was hard? Try having a baby while at Harvard Business School. Two families share with us their stories.  Adriana Cruz Martins (MBA ’22) and Andras  “How does it make you feel when…

50 Years of Women Changing Business
Featured, Women, WSA

50 Years of Women Changing Business

Earlier this month, the Women’s Student Association held its 30th annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference. 2021 also marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the WSA. Almost a decade ago, we started to research the history of women at HBS as part of the School’s W50 commemoration. As we interviewed alumni, faculty, and…

Feeling More Optimism in the Mix
Commentary, Trevor Fetter

Feeling More Optimism in the Mix

In his column for the Harbus, Professor Trevor Fetter shares his view on the optimism within the mixed feelings brought by the new year. The new year brings a new deadline for your columnist whose assignment is to bring a “mature voice” to these pages. As I consulted with the Editor-in-Chief about what might resonate,…

Halo: AngelList for the HBS Community
Entrepreneurship

Halo: AngelList for the HBS Community

Mike Kelly (MBA ’22) talks with Jamal Cherry (MBA ’21) and Mikal Lewis (MBA ’20), co-founders of Halo, about democratizing investing and entrepreneurship. Learn more about Halo at investwithhalo.com. Jamal Cherry and Mikal Lewis had never met before arriving at HBS, but they had followed a strikingly similar path. Both grew up in the South, both…

A Journey to Understanding Diversity
Leadership, Women

A Journey to Understanding Diversity

Afroditi Xydi (MBA ’22) shares her experience working and being a woman in the Middle East. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. June 24, 2018. I walked into my client’s office and the CEO gathered us all for an important announcement: women in the country now had the right to drive. When he asked how many women had…

The Recipe to Badassery
Campus News

The Recipe to Badassery

Ale Eguren (MBA ’22) shares his experience of the SIP Anatomy of a Badass and how Bozoma Saint John taught him to live a fuller life, and to live that life now. “The Anatomy of a Badass” was a week-long short intensive program (SIP)put together by Professor Frances Frei and Professor Francesca Gino. They invited…

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