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 22, 2011

OneSloan Service Day a Huge Success

SWIM co-sponsored OneSloan Service Day on October 21st, 2011.

A record-breaking 100 Sloanies & SOs participated in OneSloan Service Day. They spread out across the metro Boston area to share their time and lend a hand at five fantastic nonprofit organizations: The Esplanade Association, Cradles to Crayons, The Greater Boston Food Bank, Fenway Public High School and Haley House.

Many Sloan students and clubs were involved in making this event a success. Net Impact, SWIM and the Senate co-sponsored the event. Lunch was provided on campus by Sloan Fellow Sal Lupoli’s well-loved establishment Sal’s Pizza. Organizers Dante Cassanego, Renu Ravilla and Ali Lynch won a Peer Recognition Award for their efforts in making this the best-attended Service Day in Sloan history.

We look forward to another fabulous Service Day next year!


Oct 14, 2011

SWIM Alumnae Interview Series: Sue Nagle

Welcome to the SWIM Alumnae interview series! I am really excited to be able to sit down (or Skype) with some of the amazing women that have gone through the various programs at MIT Sloan and pick their valuable brains for pieces of wisdom.

October 2011

In light of OneSloan Service Day, October 21, I wanted to speak with an alumna who has experiences in social responsibility from both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. So, I had the honor of speaking with Sue Nagle, LGO ’97. In this interview Sue talks about the power of networking and being true to herself and how that has gotten her where she is today. Continue reading


Oct 5, 2011

C-Function Sponsors: Supportive & Dynamic

SWIM has close and productive relationships with its corporate partners. This fall, three companies in particular made Sloan’s first party of the year–the 80s Prom C-function–a huge success.

Deloitte was a major sponsor of the event, and has participated in many SWIM events in the last year, including the Celebration of Women Brunch last May. Deloitte recently published a survey of 208 CFOs, conducted in the first half of 2011. Excitingly, the results advocate for CFOs building sustainability considerations in their business decisions. You can read about this here, Deloitte CFO Survey.

Microsoft supported SWIM for September’s C-function, and also provided the event space in Microsoft’s New England Research and Design Center for last year’s MIT Sloan Women in Management Conference. Today, October 5, 2011, Microsoft recognized 2012 Pathfinder and Mentor Schools as part of its Partners in Learning for Schools Program. The schools were recognized for “creating a collaborative community to advance the uses of technology in the learning process.” You can read more here: Microsoft honors schools.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch was a generous sponsor of the C-function and has long been a great supporter of MIT Sloan Women. The bank recently launched an enhanced version of its best-of-breed algorithmic trading strategy, Instinct, which can read more about here, Instinct launch–BofA Merrill Lnych.

By Maryanna McConnell

Co-President, SWIM
MBA Candidate, Class of 2012
MIT Sloan School of Management


Oct 1, 2011

A more subtle, equally limiting glass ceiling. What will you do to break through it?

Getting an MBA at MIT Sloan is an inspiring time. We hit “pause” on our careers and throw ourselves into a whirlwind of academic, social, and recruiting activities, hoping that when we launch back into the working world after graduation we will be able to do so at an accelerated rate. Everyone you meet has a unique background, is starting some new company (or two), organizing an inaugural conference, or ready to join the fast track in consulting or banking. Men, women, US citizens, International students—we are all driven and looking for the right way to define our own career success. Continue reading