By Christine Kang, WSA Director of Content As is tradition, in the HBS Pensieve we ask modest HBS students: what is your superpower? And while they answer, we draw out their incredible stories of perseverance, achievement, and leadership. This week we welcome Onaizah Panhwar (New Section I) to the Pensieve. It was a privilege to… Continue reading ONAIZAH PANHWAR & THE HBS PENSIEVE: What is your superpower?
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… Continue reading Heard at today’s WSA conference
On behalf of the Women’s Student Association (WSA), welcome back to campus! This year is a particularly exciting one for our community, as Harvard Business School is celebrating the 50th anniversary of women being admitted to the MBA program, as well as 40 years of the WSA. The WSA, in conjunction with the school, has… Continue reading WSA Announces Stellar Programming for 50th Anniversary of Women at HBS
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… Continue reading Women Must Make Themselves Noticed to Succeed in the Workplace
Zack’s perspective I’m not sexist. At least, I really don’t mean to be. Is it wrong for me to open a door for a female colleague at work? I mean, I know I’m treating her different, but I’m trying to be a proper gentleman, that’s ok, isn’t it? Last Thursday, the WSA hosted Professors Amy… Continue reading Sexism in the Classroom and Workplace
Most traditions at HBS have a long and illustrious past. Like skydeck, dressing up in drag with ghastly makeup in dimly-lit bars and systematically but categorically causing irreparable damage to your liver. For the benefit of bewildered international students everywhere, no it’s not a measly “keg party” – it’s called networking. (Read: Primer in American-Bschool-speak).… Continue reading The Politically Incorrect Guide To life, the Universe and HBS
This November, the WSA conducted a survey of the women at HBS to better understand areas of academic concern and to enable the WSA to articulate a set of comprehensive solutions to improve the learning environment for women at HBS. Numbers tell a story. At the very least, they point to interesting facts or discrepancies.… Continue reading WSA Academic Initiative Survey
Last week, I received an email from an EC requesting MY precious RC time to discuss my prior employer for THEIR benefit. I quickly responded saying I would be happy to discuss my prior employer over phone, coffee or lunch. I never heard back. That same day, I found out that I had an exciting… Continue reading Why EC's Are Worthless
On February 11th 2003, a group of female Harvard students apparently ‘dismantled’ a nine foot high snow penis built by fellow (presumably male) undergraduates outside the Tercentenary Theater. The story was later picked up by the press, eliciting comments from journals as highbrow as The Economist, from which the following quotes are taken: “It was… Continue reading Ladies, please.
As can happen, I was sitting in a bar the other day and overheard a conversation that went like this: “He’s not running. Definitely not-he just told me.” “But he was running before the MBA program even started. He has been inviting people to parties everywhere. He even designed Analytics t-shirts.” “Yep, but he is… Continue reading Election Madness
Pamela Lenehan, president of Ridge Hill Consulting and author of “What You Don’t Know and Your Boss Won’t Tell You,” kicked off WSA’s speaker events for the year on Monday, September 19. Speaking to a packed crowd of almost 100 RC and EC women, Pamela Lenehan spent an hour addressing some of the issues female… Continue reading Corporate Veteran Counsels HBS Women to Take Charge
BOSTON, Massachusetts – Over 50 HBS students, partners and friends participated in the Boston Race for the Cure on Sunday, September 10. Race for the Cure is a 5K fitness run/walk. The HBS team, which was organized by the Women’s Student Association (WSA), raised $4,417 to support the Massachusetts Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen… Continue reading HBS Students Race for the Cure
Over one hundred RC folks crowded into the Aldrich classroom last Wednesday afternoon to attend the WSA RC Class Participation Seminar hosted by Professor Frances Frei. Billed as a WSA event, the crowd was understandably predominantly of the fairer sex although there were a few courageous male souls who braved our stares and snuck in… Continue reading Class Participation – Are You Doing it Right?
Dating all the way back to mid-late-2004, the Class of 2006’s Section C has a long and storied history of existence here at HBS. In the many, many months since we first arrived en masse in the dark, decrepit basement of un-renovated Aldrich, Section C, affectionately (and appropriately) known as “Sec-C,” has developed a reputation… Continue reading The "Sec-C-est" Students This Side of Spangler
“Dear Gaurav, The RC hasn’t quite worked out for me, I am still single and my contacts book isn’t as big as I had hoped. What advice can you give me for bettering myself over the summer in preparation for the EC? Signed,Ernest ‘N Shy” That’s the saddest one sentence I have ever read. Sorry… Continue reading Dear Gaurav
As people filtered into Burden on a cool Saturday morning, images of Sandra Day O’Conner, Amelia Earhart, Jackie Kennedy and other great leaders flashed on the hall’s main screen. Upbeat music played in the background, lending itself to the general feeling of excitement that pervaded the room. Quotes such as, “You may have to fight… Continue reading WSA Conference: Inspiration and Work/Life Balance Key Themes
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… Continue reading WSA Conference
Once again this year, the Media and Entertainment Panel at the WSA Conference was a smashing success! The Aldrich room was packed to the hilt with people lining up in the back of the room and down the aisles to hear the panelists. Christina Mohr, Managing Director of the Media Group at Salomon Smith Barney… Continue reading WSA media & entertainment panel a success