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.
We are so excited to announce our new SWIM Presidents Rosanna, Michelle, and Hailey. Rosanna, Michelle, and Hailey all worked on this year’s conference Breaking the Mold, and we are looking forward to seeing their continued leadership in our club. Please join us in congratulating them.
Rosanna is currently a first year MBA student at MIT Sloan. She has spent the last three years at MIT doing research in the chemical engineering department, working towards her PhD in Chemical Engineering Practice. This is a joint degree program with the MBA, combining technical research with management experience at Sloan. Prior to moving to the East Coast, Rosanna grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended the University of California, Berkeley for undergrad. She enjoys trying new activities, whether it be embarking on new adventures through traveling or trying a new recipe in the kitchen. She also loves party and event planning, from hosting dinner parties, throwing bridal showers, or organizing business school conferences.
Michelle is an M.B.A. candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Before Sloan, she worked at Fidelity Investments in various strategy and business development capacities. Prior to that, she was an analyst at Deutsche Bank in the Commercial Real Estate group. Michelle received her B.S. in business management from Boston College.
Hailey is an MBA candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining Sloan, Hailey spent more than four years at Google in Sydney and San Francisco as an analyst, helping some of the world’s largest travel brands develop digital marketing strategies. Before that, she worked in in business development at the Los Angeles Times, and conducted research in Japan as part of the Fulbright program. Hailey received a B.A. in English & Comparative Literary Studies from Occidental College.
Name: Brittany Greenfield
Childhood Ambition: Go to Business School and be a CEO
Wildest Dream: Travel to all 7 continents – and I did!
Proudest Moment: When classmates told me they appreciated my in-class contributions
Pre-Sloan Job: Business Development & Marketing for Enterprise Software
Favorite Class: Entrepreneurial Sales — and for me to say that of an 8:30 am class, you know it’s great!
Inspiration: The world.
Summer Internship Plans: Not consulting!
Post-Sloan Aspirations: Leading growth stage tech companies through the transition of being a start-up into being a mature organization.
My Goal: Never let fear stop me from doing something.
Words of wisdom: Stolen from my mother : “This too shall pass.” It might not seem it at the time, but she’s always right when its needed (shhhhh! Don’t tell her I said that!)
SWIM is: moving us forward
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
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!
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.
Speakers & Events
C Function – Kate Agnew
Corporate Recruiting – Radhika Chhabra
Social Media and Website
Childhood Ambition…to be a teacher, astronaut, AND lawyer. (I wanted to do it all)
Wildest Dream…to dance around the world
Proudest Moment…hearing Jeff Carbone say, “Congratulations! Welcome to the MIT Sloan Class of 2015!”
Biggest Challenge…realizing I can’t do it all
Pre-Sloan Job…marketing and digital analytics at Nickelodeon (no, I did not get slimed!)
Indulgence…dark chocolate and dancing
Post-Sloan Aspirations…use mass media for social change (possibly at Google)
My Goal…to always challenge myself and be better than I was yesterday
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)
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!
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!