The MIT Sloan School of Management is gearing up for a week filled with events designed to increase awareness about the school among women who are considering a graduate management degree. MIT Sloan Women’s Week, which will take place from August 4th through 7th, will include a webinar open to prospective applicants anywhere in the world, as well as three alumnae panels in cities around the country.
“There are so many opportunities for women to contribute while they are here on campus as well as after they graduate and become part of our alumni network,” Sloan Admissions Director Dawna Levenson said as part of an article about the week’s events. “MIT Sloan women are making an impact in the world, and these panels will showcase just that,” she added.
Each of the four events will focus on the theme of “Breaking the Mold: Stories from MIT Sloan Women Who Have Defied Expectations and Forged Their Own Paths.” The first, a Google Hangout, takes place on Monday, August 4th. Three alumnae panels follow, one in San Francisco on Tuesday, August 5th; a second in Cambridge, Mass. on Wednesday, August 6th, and a third in New York City on Thursday, August 7th.
MIT Sloan admissions representatives will be on hand at each of the events to meet with prospective applicants and answer any questions they have. The admissions team worked closely with student leaders of Sloan Women in Management (SWIM) to come up with the “Breaking the Mold” theme, which will also be the theme of the student group’s next conference, scheduled for February.
SWIM will also roll out a year of programming designed to expand opportunities for MIT Sloan women. Included will be the second Women’s Ambassador Day on October 27th, as well as workshops throughout the year culminating in the group’s annual conference on campus.