HBS Pilots First Impact Investing Fund
Entrepreneurship

HBS Pilots First Impact Investing Fund

A team of EC students and faculty are executing the first investment from a new fund focused on BIPOC-owned and led small businesses in Massachusetts This year, HBS piloted its first student-run Impact Investing Fund, focused on investing in BIPOC-led and owned small businesses in the Massachusetts area. Since launching, the fund has raised $200k,…

Pioneering Animal Welfare in the Light of the Law—In Conversation with Katherine Anne Meyer
Leadership, Politics, Women

Pioneering Animal Welfare in the Light of the Law—In Conversation with Katherine Anne Meyer

“Animals do not speak ‘humanese,’ so they rely on people to advocate on their behalf.” Katherine Anne Meyer is a Director of Animal Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School and has over 30 years of animal advocacy experience under her belt. However, this description falls short of fully depicting Meyer’s contribution to our…

Packing
Commentary, Featured, Trevor Fetter

Packing

Trevor Fetter gives advice to the graduating ECs. After so much unpacking, it’s time to pack. What will you bring? What will you leave behind? If you’re completing your first year, we’re basically talking, in travel terms, about an extended weekend. I hope the weather is good, that you like the destination, you get a…

Truths and Myths About the First Year MBA Experience: Evidence From the Class of 2021
Campus News, Featured, Leadership, Women

Truths and Myths About the First Year MBA Experience: Evidence From the Class of 2021

How does the first-year HBS MBA experience differ across the student population? A class-wide survey of second-year students sheds light on this question. HBS students are a diverse population—different demographics and life experiences have shaped each of our journeys to and at HBS. We, a team of WSA members, conducted a survey investigating the HBS…

EKTA 2021—A Journey Celebrating Diversity, Unity and Friendship
Campus News

EKTA 2021—A Journey Celebrating Diversity, Unity and Friendship

Sripriya Kalidoos and Abhivyakti Dixit (MBAs ’22) report about EKTA 2021 at HBS The show must go on!—Announced Dean Datar as he kicked-off EKTA 2021. On Thursday April 15, the HBS community had a high-energy cultural immersion as students found themselves grooving to the tunes of Bollywood music. This year, South-Asian Business Association brought back…

HBS Got Talent 2021
Campus News

HBS Got Talent 2021

The event raised over $22,000 for the nonprofit Breaktime to support ending young adult homelessness The HBS community grabbed their bags of popcorn on the evening of March 31, as they eagerly tuned in for the second annual HBS Got Talent show, a school-wide charity event and celebrated evening of entertainment. The event raised over…

Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as an MBA student
Campus News

Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as an MBA student

Ziana Kotadia (MBA ’22) reports on the first DEI summit which brought together six business schools from across the country On April 7 over 1,000 students from 20 countries assembled to help answer the question “as an MBA student, how can I help advance diversity, equity, and inclusion—in my life and at my future organization?”…

I AM EVIDENCE: Untested Rape Kits in the US
Campus News

I AM EVIDENCE: Untested Rape Kits in the US

Ziana Kotadia (MBA ’22) reports on the more than 200,000 survivors who are yet to see justice. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual violence affects hundreds of thousands of women in the US every year. One out of six women in the US has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape, and…

From the Editor’s Desk
From the Editor’s Desk

From the Editor’s Desk

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Another year at HBS has gone by and we close it with stories of leadership, entrepreneurship and equity. We cover stories of celebration but also difficult topics, worth talking about and leading the much-needed change. I would like to close the academic year by thanking our predecessor team, led…

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,…

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