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.
Aug 23, 2011

Welcome

Welcome to SWIM and welcome (or welcome back) to Sloan!

Check this blog regularly for the latest and greatest information on how to succeed as a woman in business – this is the new online home of SWIM, and it is a place for you to learn, share your perspective, and keep up to date with SWIM activities.

SWIM officers have worked diligently all summer to prepare for a stellar lineup of activities and events to keep you engaged and prepared to launch the career that is right for you. Some of the new programming to keep an eye out for:

  • Executive speaker series featuring some of the most powerful women in business today
  • Professional skill-building workshop series (kicked off with Social Media
  • Mentorship program to connect first and second year Sloan students
  • Community Service expansion – internal and external events and outreach

Not all has changed, though! We’ll still have three flagship events – the 80s Prom C-Function on September 15 is NOT to be missed. And, the SWIM Conference team has worked hard over the summer to build a fantastic program. Mark your calendars for February 10, and be on the lookout for a SWIM Conference Web site, coming soon! Finally, we’ll wrap up the year with our Celebration of Women Brunch, an opportunity to celebrate the successes of Women at Sloan.

Sloan women are fortunate to have a strong tie to each other and to our community. Last spring SWIMmers told us what they wanted from the club programming through a Sloan MBA student-wide survey. This year’s agenda speaks to those priorities, aiming to diversify the club’s representation of industries and provide professional skill-building opportunities to help make Sloan women the most powerful post-MBA candidates in a challenging job market. We look forward to learning from you and working with you – here’s to another great year!

SWIM 2011-2012 Co-Presidents
Michelle Charnas, Amelia Landberg, Maryanna McConnell