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.
MIT students and community, please join us on Monday, April 30th for a chat with Genevieve Sangudi, Managing Director of the Carlyle Group in Africa, to speak about her experience in Private Equity investing across Africa. The chat will be moderated by MIT Sloan Prof. Caroline Flammer. Come learn about Ms. Sangudi’s leadership in Private Equity including raising three Africa-focused funds from investors in Africa, the U.S., Middle East, and Europe. Recently named one of the most influential Africans under 40, Ms. Sangudi will have a lot to share about her career journey including tips and practical advice. Continue reading
On April 10th, I attended a Sloan Women in Management (SWIM) talk by Betsy Myers. Widely recognized as an expert in the area of women’s leadership and development, Betsy formerly served on the Clinton Administration as the senior advisor on women’s issues and was the COO of the Obama campaign. Most recently, she wrote a book (which I picked up and haven’t been able to put down since) called Take the Lead.
I’ve attended many leadership talks, but Betsy’s had an air of honesty and realism that resonated with me and with others in the audience, which consisted of students and professionals from the Boston area. She spoke at length about the changing face of leadership: it’s becoming more about the people in a system, collectively moving the work forward, than it is about a top-down leader. Betsy shared three key lessons that can help us adopt this new, more collaborative leadership style.