About the Club...

Our Mission

The HBS Women’s Association is a not for profit social and professional forum established by and for women graduates of the Harvard Business School. Its purpose is to create both off and on line an exchange of information, experiences and perspectives so that HBS alumnae at different stages of their lives and careers may more fully realize their individual personal and professional goals.

The HBSWA enables members to stay in contact with fellow alumnae, further their personal and professional training, network with business community leaders, and keep current with HBS initiatives.

We offer many professional development programs and social events to our over two hundred members. We are guided by an executive board of alumnae members.

Membership Benefits

In addition to the good-feeling of camaraderie with like-minded women, there are many benefits to membership:

Professional and personal development. From behind-the-scenes tours of businesses to presentations by inspirational female business leaders to sessions with HBS professors, members receive early notification (events often sell out) and often discounts to HBSWA sponsored and other local events. Members can bring guests at attractive rates.

Career development. We offer interactive, skill building workshops to help members with career pathing, resumes, negotiations, etc. Topics include "Your Unique Personal Brand," "Defining Success," "Building Dynamic Networks," and more. Members receive this invaluable training at rates well below market. We also offer monthly, members-only, structured networking sessions on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Come prepared to exchange actionable advice and contacts. These roundtable sessions are free. The HBSWA also sends members job postings for traditional and alternative career paths.

Networking. Membership includes access to the HBSWA proprietary directory -- the most up to date contact information for networking and career search.

Social events. We meet to dine at some of Boston's hottest restaurants, enjoy private receptions at museums, and celebrate the holidays in style, such as attending "A Christmas Carol" or "the Nutcracker."