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  HBSWA May 2015 Volume 03 Issue 5



Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that has.

Margaret Mead

On May 15th, we were thrilled to host Professor Kathleen McGinn, who spoke about how to change organizations from the inside and out. She applied her framework to the decision to allow women to join the Harvard Club of New York, and lively discussion amongst attendees ensued about personal experiences as change-makers.

Here are a few takeaways from Professor McGinn that we'd like to share with you:

1. Begin with formal channels: it will highlight the reasons for the resistors' opposition.

2. Align with those on the inside and outside who agree with your point of view.

3. Find and highlight relevant, parallel situations that further your cause.

4. Make the "no-agreement" option unattractive.

Professor McGinn showed that the movement succeeded because of commitment, analysis, alignment, persistence, and incentive. Where can you, too, drive meaningful change? 


HBSAB Community Action Partners Panel Discussion: Effective Nonprofit Board Governance

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 launching this summer

 Spotlight on HBS Women:
Online Town Hall

A new initiative to connect HBS women across generations, to share experiences, discuss topics of interest, and hear the perspectives of others. 

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Help Harvard Identify Leaders Who Seek to Impact the World

The Advanced Leadership Initiative is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Advanced Leadership Fellowship, which begins in January, 2016. Your nominations are extremely valued and can be made here. Candidates interested in pursuing the 2016 AL Fellowship are asked to “Introduce Yourself” to submit their expression of interest. Our selection process for the 2016 AL Fellowship is now underway. To learn more about the Advanced Leadership Initiative, please visit our website, or email



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Meet the women of reacHIRE at our Boston On-Ramp Expo on June 3rd.  Speaker Lt. Gov. Polito will share her philosophy on how forward-thinking companies can empower women throughout their careers.  Click here for information.


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