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.
Sep 23, 2011

Reflection on SWIM C-Function

Now in my second year at Sloan, I am on a mission.

First, I want to make sure that I do as many of the activities and trips as I can fit in/afford before my MBA experience is over. I have G-Lab on my roster for Fall/Winter (yay Latin America!), am crossing my fingers for somewhere fun over spring break and the 2nd year British Virgin Islands sailing trip is built into my budget for the year. Continue reading

Sep 22, 2011

Teaming at MIT Sloan

MIT Sloan is a place that values action, a place where students are constantly mobilizing to start something new, or improve something ongoing. Take for example, the team of SWIM members who ran SWIM’s 80s Prom C-Function, an event that brings the whole Sloan community together (in costume) for the first time, each fall. This team was assembled and directed by Kaitlyn Caughlin and included, Megan Glendon, Ali Lynch, Jessica Zen, Maggie Dreifuerst and Shikha Chetal. Continue reading

Sep 12, 2011

Communities at MIT Sloan

As virtually anyone who has spent time on MIT Sloan’s campus has seen, the strong sense of community is one of Sloan’s greatest strengths. Reflecting back on the first week of class, it has been incredibly exciting to see the Sloan community welcome its newest members. Nowhere was this more apparent than at Club Fest, where club leaders and members met new students who were interested in being a part of their micro-community –from the Joie de Vivre club to the Investment Management Club, and of course SWIM!

It was exciting and fun to meet many of the first year MBAs and many ladies from other Sloan programs at Club Fest! We’re thrilled that more than 130 women signed up to learn more about SWIM and that many officially joined. We’re looking forward to sharing even more of ourselves and what the SWIM organization is all about at our kick-off presentation this Wednesday.

However, as great as all of that is, our excitement for another event this week is pretty much bursting at the seams. None other than the 80’s Prom C-function, of course! What better way to build the Sloan community than donning wild outfits while dancing along to, in our opinion, the area’s best 80’s cover band – Fast Times! Forming bonds with classmates has never been easier and more fun! Also, don’t miss the student dance performances. Dozens of your fellow Sloanies have been practicing for hours to give you some inspiration for what to do on the dance floor the remainder of the night.

Special thanks to our 2011 sponsors of the SWIM C-Function: Deloitte, Bank of America, Microsoft, and MIT Sloan Admissions!

We hope you are as excited as we are to kick the fall semester off on a lighter note and that the newest ladies in the Sloan community are able to join us for both the kick-off meeting on Wednesday and the C-function on Thursday (with the rest of the Sloan community). But don’t worry, if 80s music isn’t your thing, there is plenty of professional programming right around the corner to satisfy!


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

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

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