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.
May 25, 2012

A Look Back at 2011-2012 and Getting Ready for the Fall

SWIM presidents, past and present with Deputy Dean Yates, longtime supporter of SWIM

It’s hard to believe the school year is already coming to a close. Looking back, we have a lot to celebrate: the C-Function, conference, celebration brunch, and long list of other SWIM sponsored events— community breakfasts, recruiting, workshops, increased relationships with business community, community service, admissions, mentorship, speaker series, and alumnae outreach, many of which were new initiatives this year.  We want to give a special thank you to the outgoing co-presidents, officers, and event directors. We truly value your hard work and dedication, and are honored to be taking the reins of the fantastic organization you have created. Continue reading


May 16, 2012

SWIM Panel: How to Get Into a Top MBA Program

On Monday, May 14, SWIM held a panel event as part of NSUW’s business-school themed events for the spring semester. NSUW (Network of Sloan Undergraduate Women) is a group of undergraduate women who have an interest in pursuing business-related fields after graduation. The SWIM panel helped MIT undergrads address the challenges of applying to business school and offered helpful advice about the application process.

The event kicked off with a number of questions prepared by the moderator, Ankur Nanda. The panelists, Katie Bach, Asha Parekh, and Adina Taylor, had a very diverse set of backgrounds, including work experience with the World Bank in West Africa, a PhD in Chemical Engineering, and consulting at Fidelity Investments. Despite this wide range of backgrounds, however, they all chose to pursue an MBA at Sloan. Their reasons for taking Continue reading


May 6, 2012

Reflection on SWIM’s annual Celebration of MIT Sloan Women

Thank you again so much for joining us yesterday morning for SWIM’s annual Celebration of MIT Sloan Women!

We were honored to host this special occasion for the MIT Sloan community and its women, and we were excited to welcome the AdMIT Class of 2014. It was our privilege to recognize Deputy Dean JoAnne Yates for her five years of service to MIT Sloan as the school’s first female academic dean and to hear remarks by our own incredible Professor Zeynep Ton. And, we shared our gratitude to outgoing SWIM Presidents Michelle Charnas, Amelia Landberg, and Maryanna McConnell, as well as inaugurated our incoming Presidents Lauren Ankeles, Marine Graham, and Priyanka Ramamurthy. Continue reading


May 3, 2012

Genevieve Sangudi, MD at The Carlyle Group, speaks about Private Equity in Africa

Genevieve Sangudi, Managing Director at The Carlyle Group, speaks about Private Equity in Africa. Moderated by Prof. Caroline Flammer on May 30, 2012

About 50 students attended Genevieve Sangudi’s talk on Private Equity in Africa from MIT, Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School and Hult International Business School.

Genevieve spoke mainly about the environment in which Private Equity has operated in Africa. She highlighted the changes in the last decade in governance and economic factors that have created opportunity for those willing and able to enter the PE market in Africa. Genevieve noted that Africa is a broad landscape with varying conditions, which lead to a rich and diverse range of market conditions. Some plays are possible in large markets like Nigeria or South Africa while others are feasible as regional plays. Continue reading


May 1, 2012

Announcing 2013 Conference Directors

Thank you Julie and Clara!

We are honored and unbelievably excited to be taking charge of the 2013 Sloan Women in Management conference. Before we start working on the conference for 2013, we want to thank our 2012 Co-Directors, Julie Lein and Clara Brenner, for their incredible vision and execution of the conference this year.

Julie and Clara: you did an incredibly job; your hard work is greatly appreciated and your leadership and ongoing enthusiasm for SWIM will be truly missed. Thank you!

The 2012 conference was transformative in many ways, from the record-breaking attendance to the insightful conversations that it triggered. We look forward to building on the momentum of the conference and bringing a new voice to the discussions that women have with each other.

Thanks to the SWIM Conference organizer team for your hard work this past year!

Watch this blog for more updates on the conference as it approaches.

Madeline Ng & Dulcie Madden

2013 Co-Directors of Conference
MBA Class of 2013
MIT Sloan School of Management