2000

Ten undergrad women founded Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business (HUWIB). The first conference, "Preparing to Lead", attracted 250 participants.

2002

HUWIB held its first-ever WIBternship, where 40 new Associates were inducted into the organization. HUWIB headed to New York City for its first Corporate Outreach trip, during which members visited sponsors, took part in a series of workshops, and met industry executives in a wide range of fields.

2005

HUWIB held its first annual intercollegiate Business Convention, attracting nearly 400 students from schools across New England.

2006

HUWIB went on its first Career Exploration Trip to San Francisco, California, visiting companies in different industries. HUWIB also launched the mini-MBA curriculum designed to educate Associates and to develop important business skills. HUWIB debuted the first issue of its annual magazine, Make It Happen.

2007

HUWIB introduced a variety of programs including business school prep events, career development events, and the Externship Program. The WIBternship program grew 30% and HUWIB welcomed 185 new undergraduate women to the organization. HUWIB also launched the Corporate Mentorship Program and Young Women in Business (YWIB).

2009

At Harvard, HUWIB worked with two other student groups to organize the first annual Women’s Stock Pitch Competition. HUWIB introduced an annual Women’s Business Convention (now renamed International Women in Business, IWIB) and a Social Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition (now renamed the Innovation Challenge).

2010

HUWIB Undergraduate and Alumni Boards collaborated to celebrate the HUWIB Decennial and create a HUWIB Advisory Board, comprised of leading professional women and men in the business world. HUWIB saw the largest WIBtern class ever with over 150 new members in the fall.

2014

In 2014, HUWIB celebrated the 10th anniversary of the annual Intercollegiate Business Convention, with a record attendance of more than 1,200 students. Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson, along with Chanel CEO Maureen Chiquet and model-coder Lyndsey Scott delivered empowering keynote addresses. We also traveled on our second international Career Exploratory trip to Shanghai and hosted our first ever “WIB Week” to showcase and share HUWIB’s exceptional programming with the Harvard campus and beyond.

2017

Launched in 2017, The Young Women Business Leadership Conference brought together over 150 high school women throughout the nation who shared a passion for business, and built a community of support and empowerment. Now in its second year, YWBLC continues to be an exciting conference that provides high school women the opportunity to learn more about the business world, meet other young women who share their passions, and hear from industry experts on what it is like to be a female leader

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