Sloan Women In Management

Sloan Women in Management (SWIM) works to increase opportunities for all women at MIT Sloan through networking events, speaker series, professional development workshops, mentorship programs, and community-building events. In addition to its year-long programming, SWIM hosts an annual conference where students can dialogue with today's leading women. The organization’s primary goals are to:

  • Create an inviting and supportive community for all Sloan women and individuals who identify as women;
  • Advance the careers of current MIT Sloan women through relevant programming and connections with MIT and MIT Sloan alumni;
  • Work with faculty, administrators, and the greater business community to increase opportunities for women in business; and
  • Attract top-talent female students to MIT Sloan.
Oct 20, 2014

SWIM Member Spotlight – Hema Bajaj (MBA 2015)

Hbajaj_quirkyMy Nameis Hema Bajaj

Childhood Ambitionto be a teacher, astronaut, AND lawyer. (I wanted to do it all)

Wildest Dreamto dance around the world

Proudest Moment…hearing Jeff Crabone say, “Congratulations! Welcome to the MIT Sloan Class of 2015!” 

Biggest Challengerealizing I can’t do it all

Pre-Sloan Jobmarketing and digital analytics at Nickelodeon (no, I did not get slimed!)

Indulgencedark chocolate and dancing

Inspirationmy family

Post-Sloan Aspirationsuse mass media for social change (at YouTube)

My Goalto always challenge myself and be better than I was yesterday

SWIMis empowering

Oct 15, 2014

SWIM Member Spotlight (Erica Zendell, MBA 2016)

893368_4919851717402_401362316_oChildhood ambition: Reconstructive plastic surgeon

Wildest dream: Owning a farm with tons of animals
Proudest moment: Meeting my crowdfunding goal on Indiegogo for my startup baking enterprise last fall
Biggest Challenge: Surviving the summer heat and smog of Shanghai in 2013
Pre-Sloan Job: Research Associate at Harvard Business School
Indulgence: Misoba salads at sweetgreen
Inspiration: Where Indra Nooyi meets Howard Schultz meets Ina Garten
Post-Sloan Aspiration: transforming the business of the way the world eats
My goal: Working with purpose and living on purpose
SWIM: Going with the flow

Oct 2, 2014

SWIM Member Spotlight, Lucia Tseng Kamm (MBA 2015)

mom and charliemanMy Name …………………………………………………. Lucia Tseng Kamm

Childhood Ambition………………………….. Brain surgeon.

Wildest Dream…………………………………. To live a happy, fulfilling, and whole life with my loved ones while doing my best to make this world a better place for them.

Proudest Moment…………………………….. Surviving the first year of MBA with a newborn son and still have an incredibly amazing, rewarding, and fun first year.

Biggest Challenge……………………………. Figuring out what I want to do when I grow up.

Pre-Sloan Job…………………………………. Global Brand Manager for Venus New Product Innovation.

Indulgence……………………………………… Quality time with loved ones.

Inspiration………………………………………. All the women who supported and believed in me before I believed in myself.

Post-Sloan Aspirations………………………To make my Wildest Dream a reality.

My Goal…………………………………………………….Ditto (above)

SWIM………………………………………………………..Super Women Inspiring More!

Sep 30, 2014

SWIM Member Spotlight, Hari Won (MBA 2015)

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My Name : Hari Won (MBA 2015)

Childhood Ambition : Homeowner and boss extraordinaire (in general)

Wildest Dream : Becoming Batwoman

Proudest Moment : Seeing my little brother graduate from college!!!

Biggest Challenge : Waking up early

Pre-Sloan Job : Maker Studios (media startup) & LEK Consulting

Indulgence : Watching makeup tutorials on YouTube (favorite is FrmHeadtoToe – check it out!)

Inspiration : My mother

Post-Sloan Aspirations : Too many… but definitely being back on the West Coast and helping entrepreneurs!

My Goal : becoming a source of inspiration for others.

SWIM : is more than just a community – it’s where I belong!


Sep 19, 2014

Awesome 80’s C Function

Thanks to everyone who came out to the C Function last week!  Special thanks to Liz Thys for organizing the C Function; the Rolling Sloans for performing; Anesha, Emily, Deepti, and Valerie, our awesome dance coordinators; and all of our dancers!  Below are a few shots from the evening, please add your own as well!

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Aug 10, 2014

Checkout these awesome student blog posts about #womensweek

Over the last few weeks, several female students wrote great blog posts about their summer experiences.  Check them out below:


Jul 29, 2014

SWIM is Hosting Women’s Ambassadors Day – Monday, Oct. 27, 2014!

Please join admissions representatives, the MBA program office and SWIM representatives to hear how our mission-driven School inspires cutting-edge thinking and prepares the next generation of principled leaders. 

This is a great opportunity to engage with current female students as they share their stories about their experience at MIT Sloan, and the power of the MIT/MIT Sloan network. To sign up, please click here

Tentative schedule is as follows: 

10:30-11:00 a.m. – Check in
11:00-11:15 a.m. – Introduction by Maura Herson, MBA Program Director 
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Admissions Information Session with Dawna Levenson, Director of Admissions
12:00-1:00 p.m. – Lunch with current students
1:00-2:30 p.m. – Class visit with current students
2:30-4:00 p.m. – Panel sessions
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Reception

We hope to see you there!

Happy Summer!

-SWIM


Jul 14, 2014

‘Breaking the Mold’ – MIT Sloan Women’s Week Details

Please join us for the upcoming Women’s Week on ‘Breaking the Mold: Stories from MIT Sloan Women Who Have Defied Expectations and Forged Their Own Paths’. 

For sign up and location details, please use the respective links below:

August 4th – Women’s Chat Webinar 

Time: 7 – 9pm
Location: San Francisco Marriott Union Square
                   515 Mason Street
                   San Francisco, CA 94102
                   Tel: 1-415-771-8600
Time: 7 – 9pm
Location: MIT Sloan School of Management
                    2 Amherst Street
                    Building E62, 2nd Floor, Room 262
                    Cambridge, MA 02142 
Time: 7 – 9pm
Location: New York Marriott East Side
                   525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street
                  New York, New York 10017
                  Tel: 1-212-755-4000
We look forward to seeing you there!
-SWIM

Jun 30, 2014

Save the Date for MIT Sloan Women’s Week, Aug 4th – 7th!

MIT Sloan School of Management will be hosting a Women’s Week with a webinar on Aug. 4th to kickoff a series of event that will take place across 3 major cities. The dates for the events are as follows:
Monday, August 4th – Webinar
Tuesday, August 5th – San Francisco Alumnae Panel
Wednesday, August 6th – Boston Alumnae Panel
Thursday, August 7th – New York Alumnae Panel
Get ready to mingle and hear what our alumnae has to say! Please save these dates and check back for updates on the time / location as we get closer to the event.
-SWIM

May 24, 2014

Congratulations and Welcome to our 2015 Conference Chairs Elena and Maria

SWIM is proud to announce that Elena Mendez and Maria Troein have been selected to lead the 2015 Conference.

 

Elena Mendez HeadshotElena Mendez is an MBA Candidate (2015) at MIT Sloan School of Management. At Sloan, she is focusing on Social Sector Impact through positions such as VP of Events at the Education Club and Research Assistant in Healthcare Economics. Prior to Sloan, Elena was working as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company. She holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics (String Theory) from the University of Edinburgh. During her time in Academia she was involved in leading Outreach efforts, especially directed to children. She lives in Boston with her husband and two sons.

 

 

Maria_Troein_1x1Maria Troein is a 2015 MBA candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is interested in design and sustainability in the food sector, and is active in the Sloan community as Co-President of the Design Club and VP of Training for the Management Consulting Club, as well as being a member of the Sloan acapella group and an ESL tutor for MIT janitorial staff. Prior to Sloan Maria worked in consulting focused on the wine industry. She holds an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University.