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, 2013

Event Re-cap SWIM + PwC’s Women’s Golf and Networking

 

On Friday, September 20th, SWIM hosted its Annual SWIM + PwC Women’s Golf and Networking Event at Granite Links Golf Club. The event consisted of a terrific panel put on by top-ranking women at PwC, a delicious networking lunch, and an afternoon golf lesson. The women of PwC shared tips on being assertive in the workplace, balancing a busy travel schedule, and pushing your career forward despite obstacles (both external and self-imposed). By the end of the day our ladies learned how to putt, chip, and drive. The event was a great success and tons of fun!


Sep 19, 2013

Event Re-cap: Meet ‘n Greet / Mentorship Mixer
Great SWIM opening event! Mentors meeting mentees, delicious chicken quesadillas, and a launching point for an amazing year. Lots of enthusiasm around the conference– can’t wait to get the first years into leadership roles!
SWIM + Sustainability
SWIM was one of several groups represented on the newly formed Sustainability@Sloan Leadership team. We discussed the Sloan and MIT strategy for sustainability initiatives on campus and will continue to meet regularly throughout the year. If you are interested in getting more involved, reading meeting minutes or finding information on relevant events / clubs, please reach out toswimofficers@mit.edu

Sep 7, 2013

SWIM Meets with Egyptian Delegation of Entrepreneurship- Empowering Women in the Workplace

 

The U.S. State Department approached SWIM and asked us to host a special visit from World Boston. On August 29th, representatives from SWIM met with an Egyptian delegation of nine female entrepreneurs and businesswomen under a program titled “Women in Management.” The purpose of the visit was to establish relationships and share best practices and insights for enabling the success of women in the workplace. We had an awesome discussion, focused primarily on shared challenges and cultural differences faced by female entrepreneurs and women in business in the U.S. and Egypt.

It was a great opportunity to connect with women outside our community, and we were honored that they chose to share their incredible stories and experiences with us. If you would like to hear more about the visit or the contacts we made in Egypt, please reach out to swimoffcers@mit.edu.

One of our favorite quotes from the event (spoken by an Egyptian entrepreneur): “Failure to an entrepreneur is success. It means you’ve learned.” We are excited by how well this resonates with the theme of our upcoming SWIM conference “Fail Better: Redefining failure as a stepping stone to success.”