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HBSWA April 2015 Volume 03 Issue 4

 

 

Find your best fit…

Are you interested in getting more involved but don’t know where to start? Find the role that best fits YOU – your time, your skills, your interests.  We want your talent, skills and enthusiasm! Here are a few roles that might pique your interest, but if you have another idea, we’d love to hear it!

VP of Marketing, this individual…

  • Is creative about messaging and interested in speaking to our audience
  • Likes trying out new ways to promote events and recruit members
  • Enjoys brainstorming and managing creative / technical minds

The role entails…

  • Contributing to Executive Committee to further the mission of the HBSWA
  • Coordinating marketing efforts for programs and other member benefits
  • Managing our webmaster & working with volunteers on content
  • Time required: 1-2 hours per week + email management; quarterly board meetings

Director of Event Coordination, this individual…

  • Enjoys collaboration and project management
  • Is eager to be involved in event planning
  • Is very organized and manages email well

The role entails…

  • Coordinating event logistics to ensure event details are shared with marketing team
  • Managing vendor relationships and making recommendations to event leads
  • Consulting event leads on their plans and budget
  • Time required: 1-2 hours per week + email management; quarterly board meetings

Director of Social Media, this individual…

  • Is a frequent poster on Instagram (or Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Is interested in engaging groups in virtual discussions about current events
  • Is tech-savvy and interested in utilizing the range of features on social media platforms

The role entails…

  • Monitoring the Facebook group, posting event details, and inviting new members
  • Monitoring the LinkedIn group, accepting member requests
  • Posting discussions to various groups where appropriate
  • Time required: <1 hour per week; quarterly board meetings
   
april
30

 

HBS & HLS Alumnae
– Mix and Mingle

Details | Tickets

 

 
 may
07

 

 A Conversation with Professor Kathleen McGinn  

Details | Tickets

 

 

 may
15

 

Kickstart Your Day with HBSWA
Members Breakfast

Details | Tickets

 

 
 

Join the HBSWA in our mission to 

Inspire Women to Lead with Courage and Conviction

Join or Renew Today! 

   
   
   
 

 

   
     

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Register to attend Career Reboot Camp at HBS – Monday,  June 01, 2015, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Is there "something not working" regarding your work? Are you thinking about whether your career is going the way you want it to? If you are an HBS MBA alumnus/a and graduated in the classes of 1995-2014, this program is open to you.   Join us for a day-long workshop led by Professor Tim Butler and facilitated by a team of experienced HBS career coaches where participants will work through exercises to reflect on their key career interests, what's important to them in work and life, and create a plan to move forward towards a career with more satisfaction and meaning.  HBS MBA alumni will work in teams of four (their board of advisors) and with one career coach.  This is the fourth Reboot Camp to be held, and the previous three were considered very worthwhile.  Space is limited and the deadline to sign up is Thursday, April 30 at 5pm.   Register to attend.

  

 

Join the next reacHIRE Cohort!

Looking to get back to work after a career break? reacHIRE offers a systematic approach for professional women looking to re-enter the workforce. The 6-week training program of technical, management and executive skills is followed by placement into a paid project assignment. For more information on how to be part of our next Cohort, email info@reachire.com.

 

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 john_kendzior@harvard.edu.

  

 Found a job posting to share? Email us!

  

OnBoard Bootcamp Promotion: 15% discount for HBSWA members

OnBoard Bootcamp is an insider's guide to mastering the board selection process. HBSWA members sign in using your LEFA to find out more and click this link.

 

 

Looking for hosts for the HBS Alumni Dinner Series!

To promote connections between current MBA students and alumni, the Alumni Relations Office offers the Alumni Dinner Series. Through casual, informal dinners in the homes of alumni, students and alumni engage in meaningful interactions and forge personal connections around their shared HBS experience. Dinners can be hosted with another alum and usually 6-8 students will attend. HBS will hire a caterer to prepare the food and all costs are covered by HBS. For more information, contact Lindsay McConchie at 617-495-5694 or by email at lmcconchie@hbs.edu.

  

 

Nonprofit Board Recruitment Fair: April 27, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Harvard Club of Boston, 374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 

The third annual Harvard Nonprofit Board Recruitment Fair, sponsored by the Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC), Harvard Alumni Association, and Harvard Club of Boston, is a tremendous opportunity to connect with local non-profits who are seeking to expand their boards. Last year’s participating organizations included ArtLifting, Health Care for All, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Generation Citizen, Groundwork Somerville, and many more! A full list of participating organizations will be available on the CPIC website in early April. If you have any questions, please email the HAA Clubs and SIGs department at clubs@harvard.edu. Please note: if you work at a nonprofit organization and want to have a table to recruit board members at the event, you’ll need to register HERE.  

 

 

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 HBSWA March 2015 Volume 03 Issue 3

 

 

Mentorship 2.0

 In January, the HBSWA Board facilitated a brainstorming session about mentorship with HBS alumnae living in Boston and around the country, who graduated from HBS between 1 to 32 years ago. The three separate sessions yielded a lively discussion and healthy exchange of thoughts about what women might want from a mentoring program, the keys to success and the best ways to execute the program.   

As you would expect they mentioned all the great opportunities a mentoring program provides professional development, connecting with other HBS alumnae facing similar work/life challenges, having individuals outside of their current organization to collaborate with, and having role models in leadership positions.   

Together they gained insight and surfaced a wealth of suggestions for making a program a success.  One of the biggest takeaways was that women are not really looking for another one-on-one mentorship relationship, but instead were looking to confide in and bounce ideas off of a safe group of individuals to whom they can relate.  They had numerous ideas on how to formulate the groups that ranged from “mentor speed dating” to personality matching a la “eHarmony”.  

It was a great way to capture a wide range of ideas, and we want to thank all of the volunteers that participated in the sessions.  Thank you as well to board members Lauren Burrows (MBA 2013), Lynn Wood Harwell (JD/MBA 2005) and Adele Bozza (MBA 1978) for hosting the conversations!

This year, we began hosting a breakfast series for members to kickstart their day with enriching conversations. This is a great opportunity for members to meet in small groups and form these mentorship circles. We would like to build on the brainstorming sessions, so we invite you to 
complete this survey and share your thoughts on mentorship, breakfast meet-ups, and more!

   
april
07

HBSWA Members & Guests
are invited to dinner

at
Winchester Country Club

Hosted by 
Jennifer Dowling Dougherty MBA 1998

Details | Tickets

 
 may
09

 Save the Date!

 A Conversation with Professor Kathleen McGinn  

Details Coming Soon

 

 

 may
15

 Save the Date!

Kickstart Your Day with HBSWA
Members Breakfast

7:30-9:30am
Westin Hotel, Waltham, MA 

RSVP link coming soon! 

 
 

Join the HBSWA in our mission to 

Inspire Women to Lead with Courage and Conviction

Join or Renew Today! 

   
   
   
 

 

   
     

   Twitter  |  LinkedIn  |    Facebook 

 

 

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 emailjohn_kendzior@harvard.edu.

  

 

Join the next reacHIRE Cohort!

Looking to get back to work after a career break? reacHIRE offers a systematic approach for professional women looking to re-enter the workforce. The 6-week training program of technical, management and executive skills is followed by placement into a paid project assignment. For more information on how to be part of our next Cohort, email info@reachire.com.

 

OnBoard Bootcamp Promotion: 15% discount for HBSWAmembers

OnBoard Bootcamp is an insider's guide to mastering the board selection process. HBSWA members sign in using your LEFA to find out more and click this link.

 

 Found a job posting to share? Email us!

  

Looking for hosts for the HBS Alumni Dinner Series!
March 2015

To promote connections between current MBA students and alumni, the Alumni Relations Office offers the Alumni Dinner Series. Through casual, informal dinners in the homes of alumni, students and alumni engage in meaningful interactions and forge personal connections around their shared HBS experience. Dinners can be hosted with another alum and usually 6-8 students will attend. HBS will hire a caterer to prepare the food and all costs are covered by HBS. For more information, contact Lindsay McConchie at 617-495-5694 or by email at lmcconchie@hbs.edu.

  

 

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 HBSWA February 2015 Volume 03 Issue 2

 

Marketing your unique career history...

You have a strong track record, but it’s buried. How can a prospective employer find those golden nuggets on your resume that qualify you for employment when the relevant experience is not easily found? You’ve on-ramped, off-ramped, had a high turnover of companies, had a sick parent, took off time to volunteer for a critical initiative. You’ve been doing important work and your skills are transferable, but the right message for your new market – and today’s hiring managers --is covered up. How can you help your future find you?

Attending the HBSWA session on Wednesday, March 25, is the first step. Pam Lassiter, author of The New Job Security, a Wall Street Journal award winning book and principal of Lassiter Consulting, a firm that provides career transition  programs and coaching to companies and individuals worldwide, will be our career guide.

 As a consultant in career management for over thirty years, Lassiter works with senior level professionals who are solving problems in their current organizations or are considering career transitions. She has taught in "Charting Your Course" for HBS alumnae since its inception and is one of our most popular speakers.

We’ll focus specifically on messaging strategies for your resume and the answer to that perennial question, “What have you been doing?” with a targeted, proactive approach to how you can add value, in our session. You’ll receive a copy of The New Job Security and leave well-armed with new approaches and new relationships. 

Bring 4-5 copies of your current resume and your questions. Odds are that you’ll be changing it by the time we’re done. 

Buy your tickets today! 

   
 march
25

Save the Date!
Building a Killer Resume that Covers Changes, Volunteer Work, and Creative Pauses 

Harvard Business School, Hawes 201
5:30-8:00pm

Details | Tickets

 

 march

tbd

 HBSWA Entrepreneurs: Get Focused and Get Organized for 2015

Details coming soon! 

 
 COMING
SOON

 We want your input:
Members Only Community Breakfast

Vote on the best location and time for you

Join HBSWA today to come to this event!

 

 april

 tbd

Venture Capital Talk 
with Golden Seeds

Details coming soon!

 

 may
09

 Save the Date!

A Conversation with Professor Kathleen McGinn

Details coming soon! 

 
 

Join the HBSWA in our mission to 

Inspire Women to Lead with Courage and Conviction

Join or Renew Today! 

   
   
   
 

 

   
     

   Twitter  |  LinkedIn  |    Facebook 

 

 

Boston HBS Alumni: Determine Your Career Elements & Connect with HBS!
Harvard i-Lab, Batten Hall, 2nd Floor
March 11th, 6pm-8pm 

Join members of HBS Career & Professional Development (CPD) and fellow HBS alumni to network and gain insight on key HBS innovations and initiatives. Kristen Fitzpatrick, Managing Director of CPD, will share resources available to you and guide you through a quick exercise to see what elements are most essential in your career. Register today!

  

 

Join the next reacHIRE Cohort!

Looking to get back to work after a career break? reacHIRE offers a systematic approach for professional women looking to re-enter the workforce. The 6-week training program of technical, management and executive skills is followed by placement into a paid project assignment. For more information on how to be part of our next Cohort, email info@reachire.com.

 

Looking for hosts for the HBS Alumni Dinner Series!
March 2015

To promote connections between current MBA stodents and alumni, the Alumni Relations Office offers the Alumni Dinner Series. Through casual, informal dinners in the homes of alumni, students and alumni engage in meaningful interactions and forge personal connections around their shared HBS experience. Dinners can be hosted with another alum and usually 6-8 students will attend. HBS will hire a caterer to prepare the food and all costs are covered by HBS. For more information, contact Lindsay McConchie at 617-495-5694 or by email at lmcconchie@hbs.edu.

  

 Found a job posting to share? Email us!

  

 

 

Have an announcement to make?  Email us!

   

 

HBSWA January 2015 Volume 03 Issue 1

 

Resolve to be involved...

Was your New Year's resolution to get involved or to give back? Ours was! As most of us are probably finding as January comes to a close, resolutions are much easier made than done.

HBSWA spent much of the fall figuring out ways to involve our members, our alumnae, and our affiliates. We asked you what you looked for in a club and who you wanted to meet, and we led an open brainstorming session about mentorship. Now we feel we have some great ideas about how to give back to our HBS community in New England. Do you want to help?

We are recruiting board members to lead a vibrant community of HBS women. If you are interested in learning more, please email HBSWA President Adele Bozza at abozza@mba1978.hbs.edu. We know life is busy - we would love to craft a role that is exciting and feasible for you. We are a group of volunteers who got involved, and we are glad we did. Join us! 

 

   
 february
06

Date has changed! 

Kickstart Your Day with HBSWA
Members-Only Breakfast
 

Calling all Members for a special HBSWA breakfast social! Join the HBSWA today to meet dynamic women in our new regular series!

 

 february

tbd

 Save the Date!
HBSWA Entrepreneurs: Get Focused and Get Organized for 2015

Details coming soon!