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.
Mar 1, 2015

SWIM Member Spotlight, (Rena Pacheco-Theard, MBA 2016)

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Name: Rena Pacheco-Theard
Childhood Ambition: Lawyer or diplomat (perhaps since I’m a middle child, there’s a theme of justice and peacemaking).
Wildest Dream: Adopting all the cats and dogs in need of a home, maybe I could run a cat/dog café?
Proudest Moment: Forming a soccer non-profit with my husband and friends to help DC public high school students go to college. Also, the work I did in my last job connecting veterans with the benefits they earned through their service, and breaking the cycle of recidivism by providing support to ex-offenders at release.
Pre-Sloan Job: Senior Consultant at Deloitte, assisting public sector clients.
Favorite Class: I’m really motivated by Strategies for Sustainable Businesses, it is a fantastic and important class.
Inspiration: My parents, Ben and Nikki, and my husband, Dan.
Summer Internship Plans: I am working on a startup, Prepify, to make free, online and adaptive SAT prep available for any student, anywhere. It would be great to work on this project or for a company I admire over the summer.
Post-Sloan Aspirations: To work at the intersection of business and public policy to make a positive impact.
My Goal: Use my skills and opportunities to help others.
Words of wisdom: “You don’t get what you don’t ask for,” and “Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.”
SWIM is: Working together to make gender equality a reality


Feb 19, 2015

SWIM Member Spotlight, (Samantha Attwood, MBA 2016)

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Name: Samantha Attwood
Childhood Ambition: To become the first female President of the United States
Wildest Dream: To become a children’s book author full-time
Proudest Moment: The day my son was born
Pre-Sloan Job: Researcher at the Nature Conservancy (global conservation nonprofit)
Favorite Class: Ops!
Inspiration: My mom
Summer Internship Plans: TBD (sustainability related)
Post-Sloan Aspirations: To work in a supply chain sustainability role in CPG
Words of wisdom: “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
SWIM is… awesome!


Nov 10, 2014

Please join us in welcoming the Class of 2016 SWIM VPs

SWIM is excited to recognize and congratulate our new class of 2016 VPS.  We are confident that they will continue to support SWIM over the next year and will be a true asset to our community.

Entrepreneurship
Anesha Agarwal
Kellen Brink

Speakers & Events
C Function – Kate Agnew
Corporate Recruiting – Radhika Chhabra
Denise Sandoval
Yael Kroub

Sponsorship
Ellie Yogev
Krista Bahm
Andrea Schneider

Finance
Christa Milley

Admissions
Kate Nichols-Smith
Jessica Bixby
Jeeyun Lee
Jessica Zhandry

Mentorship
Rosanna Lim
Rebecca Gould

Community Events
Alexandra Howitt
Valerie Russell
Katherine Przystup

Alumni Relations
Nidhi Badaya
Michelle Travis

Communications
Stephanie Moore

Social Media and Website
Gunjan Paliwal
Kate Agnew


Oct 20, 2014

SWIM Member Spotlight, (Hema Bajaj, MBA 2015)

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

Wildest Dreamto dance around the world

Proudest Moment…hearing Jeff Carbone 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 (possibly at Google)

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)

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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