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.
Payal Patel is a product manager at Google, specifically in travel products. She serves on the steering committee of a Google women employee resource group and is involved in MBA recruiting events. While at Sloan, Payal was a VP of SWIM, an active member of MediaTech, Innovation and Marketing clubs, and recipient of the Legatum Seed Grant. Prior to business school, Payal worked at John Deere as a product engineer and then as a software engineer and program manager at Northrop Grumman Corporation. Payal also earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004.
Veena Jayadeva graduated from MIT Sloan in 2010 and is currently working at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where she spent the summer of 2009 as a summer consultant. Prior to MIT Sloan, she worked at the World Bank and the IMF, focusing on microfinance and corporate social responsibility. Veena currently serves on the board of the Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA) and is an alumni officer for the MBA Class of 2010. She also has a MA in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University.
Remember that even if you won’t attend the conference you can still attend the FREE screening of the smash-hit film Miss Representation on Tuesday, February 7, at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30, so arrive early to claim your seat! The screening will be held in Wong Auditorium at the MIT Tang Center (Building E51, Room 115) at 70 Memorial Drive in Cambridge, MA.
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