The Alumni and Advisory Board is an integral part of the HUWIB Executive Board, responsible for maintaining contact with HUWIB's alumni, as well as planning events to incorporate seniors and ensure their successful transition into alumni status. As the alumni liaison, this board is the point for any alumni communication on behalf of the HUWIB undergraduates and is in close contact with the HUWIB Alumni Board Communications Chair to streamline communication and cooperation between the two boards. Partnerships between the two boards will be most centered on the Advisory Board, alumni attendance and volunteering at IBC, corporate mentorship involvement, externship program coordination, exploratory trips opportunities, and shared networking events.
This board works closely with the Undergraduate Relations Chair of the HUWIB Alumni Board to facilitate monthly calls between relevant members of both boards and drive shared programming and initiatives. These include the undergraduate senior class representative selection process (post-IBC each year), IBC alumni involvement and programming, Advisory Board relations (board selection process, quarterly updates, biannual calls), and the HUWIB senior-to-alumna transition process, which will include a spring senior farewell brunch). In addition, the Alumni and Advisory Board focuses on the relationships with current seniors, and aids in the execution of senior-focused programming by the Associate Relations directors on the Membership Development Committee.
This chair plans events such as Senior Spotlight dinners, the Senior and Alumni Brunch in the spring, and other career-related and social events specifically for seniors. This Chair also oversees the Advisory Board, which consists of 5-8 women business professionals spanning multiple industries who serve as key resources for both the Undergraduate and Alumni Boards of HUWIB. The Alumni and Advisory Board Chair works with the Advisory Board Chair from the Alumni Board to maintain communication with Advisory Board members, organizes Advisory Board meetings (which take place biannually, once in person and once via a conference call) and recruits 2-4 new members of the Advisory Board each year. As the HUWIB alumni organization is in the process of growth and development, this position is pivotal in helping to shape the resources and structure of alumni involvement, and in ensuring the sustainability of the interest of seniors in the undergraduate organization. Learn more about the Alumni & Advisory Board »
Interests: Travel, Food, Business, Fashion
Katerina is a Junior in Kirkland House concentrating in Economics. She loves to travel, read, find places with fantastic cappuccinos and try new foods with friends. She is also obsessed with chocolate, anything French, and is working on realizing her dream of living in New York City. Outside of WIB, she is involved in Harvard Club Squash, the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies and Intramural Rowing.
The Career Development Committee coordinates the educational and professional development of HUWIB's members through workshops, panels, mentorship, spotlight dinners and other programs,. These events are targeted at further developing HUWIB Associates by providing them with the skills necessary to be successful in the business world, whether they are pursuing opportunities in Finance and Consulting or elsewhere. The Career Development Committee also facilitates business school events, which provide HUWIB Associates with information and contacts to apply to business school, and runs the Corporate Mentorship Program, which pairs HUWIB Associates with professional women in the field that most interests them. Overall, the Career Development Committee focuses on providing thorough education to HUWIB Associates after they complete the WIBternship, and as such is an integral component to the further development of members.
Economics & Psychology, 2015
Interests: Entrepreneurship, Management, Finance
Alissa is originally from Sunnyvale, California. In addition to HUWIB, she is very involved in Harvard Smart Woman Securities. In her free time, Alissa loves to read, eat Thai food, shop, and spend time with family and friends.
Psychology, Global Health & Health Policy Secondary, 2014
Interests: Entertainment, Travel, Food, Global Health
Economics; Spanish citation, 2014
Interests: Finance, Travel, Spanish
Psychology, Economics secondary, 2015
Interests: Marketing, Consulting, Education, and Travel
Danielle is originally from Plano, Texas, and is currently is a sophomore in Eliot House concentrating in psychology. Danielle is extremely interested in behavioral economics. She is recruitment director for her sorority, but she also loves playing the French horn and dancing. She has interned at various advertising agencies and hopes to explore consulting, as well. This summer, she plans to study abroad in Spain.
Interests: Consulting, Finance, Education, Travel
Urszula is a junior in Kirkland house concentrating in Economics with a language citation in French. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and loves visiting her family in Poland. In addition to HUWIB, she directs CHANCE, is the financial coordinator and mentor for Strong Women Strong Girls, and is actively involved in Harvard Model United Nations. She enjoys meeting new people, reading, dancing, traveling and spending time with friends.
The Communications Committee functions as the strategic leader in HUWIB's marketing and publicity efforts, spreading the ideals of the organization by managing all of its online and printed publications. The Committee's responsibilities include designing and producing newsletters and the WIBulletin, managing the website, producing the magazine, and creating informational brochures, event programs, and HUWIB paraphernalia. The Committee also manages communication within the organization, such as interactions between the Executive Board and Associates. The Committee works in close collaboration with other committees on specific projects and events to uphold and maintain the image of HUWIB.
Environmental Engineering, 2014
Interests: Entrepreneurship, Technology, Energy and The Environment, The Future, Design
Heidi is a junior hailing from sunny Las Vegas. She is an engineer, tech geek, entrepreneur, environmentalist, graphic designer, knowledge junkie, and DJ. Besides HUWIB, she spends her time working on LitPick (an educational tech start-up) and directing the Harvard Taiwan Leadership Conference.
Applied Math: Econ, Secondary: VES, 2016
Interests: Marketing, PR, Fashion, Advertising
Originally from Baltimore, Rosalie is a freshman in Canaday. Outside of HUWIB, Rosalie is a Creative Director for the IDENTITIES fashion show, and she is interested in pursuing a career in Fashion PR and Communications. Her other extracurriculars include performing in the Counterpoint dance showcase and volunteering through the Phillips Brooks House Association at an elementary school in Boston. In her free time she enjoys playing violin, doing yoga, and designing jewelry.
Interests: Marketing, Travel, Fashion
Originally from Laredo, Texas, Ashley is a freshman studying Neurobiology with a possible secondary in Psychology. In addition to HUWIB, Ashley plans to devote her time to the Alzheimer Buddies club. Her interests include painting, traveling, and reading.
Statistics and Pre-med, 2015
Interests: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Media, Technology
Priya is a sophomore from South Orange, New Jersey. Other than Women in Business, she is involved in Project Swim, Dunster Ho-Co, and Crimson EMS.
Interests: Marketing, PR, Publishing, Consulting, Travel, French
Sadie is a freshman from Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Outside of WIB, she trains for marathons, daydreams about living in France, and is on the constant hunt for new creative outlets (such activities include hand-crafting stationery, knitting, and upholstery). She also enjoys exploring new cuisines, reading, and writing. Academically, she is interested in History & Literature; Women, Gender, and Sexuality; and French.
Interests: Marketing, Research, Consulting, Travel
Claire is a freshman from New York and is thinking about concentrating in mind, brain, and behavior of psychology or economics. Outside of WIB, Claire is involved in The River Charles Ensemble, Harvard Model Congress Boston and Asia, as well as research at Harvard Business School. She enjoys travel, keeping up on current events, chamber music, fashion, and chocolate!
Undeclared (possibly economics), 2015
The External Initiatives Committee oversees HUWIB's strategic partnerships with outside organizations, both other undergraduate organizations on campus and organizations outside of the Harvard network. The committee's purpose is to broaden the reach of HUWIB programming and extend our network beyond HUWIB Associates. To this end, the Committee manages intercollegiate programming that is held in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Business Convention, including the National Women in Business Summit, an event that brings together female leaders of business organizations at top universities around the country, and the Business for Good competition, a social enterprise business plan competition that culminates at the Intercollegiate Business Convention.
Applied Math -- Physical Chemistry, 2015
Interests: Finance, Entreprenuership, Travel, Food, Asia
Interests: Marketing, Investment Banking, Design, Fashion, Food
Kyi is a sophomore living in Quincy House, and she is an international student from Myanmar (formerly Burma). She is studying economics with a secondary in psychology, and is a part-time graphic designer and artist. Apart from HUWIB, Kyi is involved in the Leadership Institute at Harvard College and the Harvard Radcliffe Asian American Assoiciation. She is also a designer for the Harvard Crimson. She has high interests in the fashion industry and is an informal blogger.
Applied Math - Decision and Control or Statistics, 2016
Interests: Consulting, Marketing, Finance, Travel, Food
Lillian, a born and bred Edmontonian from Canada, is a sophomore in Adams House. She is interested in concentrating in Applied Math with a track in Decision and Control. Lillian loves travelling, reading, shopping, running, and of course, eating - the food network is her most frequented TV channel. In addition to WIB, Lillian is involved with the Womens Club Volleyball Team, Harvard College Consulting Group, CityStep, and the Crimson Business Board.
Applied Mathematics, 2015
Interests: Education, International affairs, Health and Finance
Rabiya is a sophomore in Pforzheimer House concentrating in Applied Mathematics with Economics and Computer Science. In addition to serving as NWIB co-director, she is involved in the Harvard International Relations Council and the Pakistan Student Association. Previously she was conducting research for the Harvard Law School Islamic Finance Project. Originally from Lahore, Pakistan, she enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Interests: Biotechnology, Public Service, Spanish, Fashion
Interests: Consulting, marketing, entertainment, microfinance, travel
udy hails from Toronto, Canada, and is a junior psychology concentrator in Lowell House. At Harvard, she is also involved with the Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business and Harvard Undergraduate Television.
ESPP, East Asian Studies Joint Concentration, Secondary in Economics, 2016
Interests: Social entrepreneurship, sustainable energy, travel, food, languages
Sierra is a native of the Silicon Valley in sunny California. Besides WIB, she is also involved in her own education technology startup, microfinancing solar projects in Southeast Asia, Harvard China Forum, and the Harvard Ballroom Team. As hobbies, she is also passionate about world cultures, contemporary chamber music, art history, yoga, and culinary science.
The Fundraising Committee aims to secure the necessary sponsorships and grants so that HUWIB members have the resources to explore a variety of business opportunities in educational settings. Members of the Fundraising Committee collaborate and maintain relationships with corporate sponsors, start-up companies, grant foundations, potential advertisers, and local businesses to raise funds for HUWIB. The Fundraising Committee works closely with all of the Committees to fund their events by reaching out to specific companies that would be interested in being involved in each unique event. In particular, the Fundraising Committee works closely with the Intercollegiate Business Convention, Outreach and Business Education Committees to plan the annual IBC, the annual trips to New York, Boston, and a new destination, and to plan the InFocus educational program as well as the Young Women in Business Convention. This is an ideal Committee for anyone who wants to gain experience in establishing long-term business relationships with corporate sponsors and to learn how to professionally represent an organization through formulating deals.
Interests: Finance, Consulting
Jessica is a sophomore from the Lone Star State. In addition to HUWIB, she is actively involved in Small Claims Advisory Service, Smart Woman Securities, and the Peer Advising Fellows Program. Her other interests include art history, painting, creative writing, and community service.
Interests: Entrepreneurship, Tech and online enterprises, Social Media and Marketing, Entertainment Industry
Eager to learn a bit about everything, Daria is excited to explore different industries and career fields. At Harvard she’s involved with University Health Services Student Committee, Council on Business and Environment, and the Woodbridge Society. She also dances for the Ballroom Dance Team. Aside from being a tech junkie and dreaming of launching her own startup, she also values quality time with friends and family.
Interests: Marketing/PR, Entrepeneurship, Travel, Fashion, Food
Originally from Michigan, Summer is currently a freshman living in Canaday. She has spent 5 years living abroad, the last 3 having been spent in London where her family currently resides. She is a writer for the Harvard Undergraduate Leadership Magazine, a volunteer at the W.E.B. DuBois Society, and an active member of the Association of Black Harvard Women. She loves travelling, reading, shopping, and spinnning. She hopes to pursue a career in finance.
Applied Math, Secondary: Psychology, 2016
Interests: Social Enterprise, Finance, Travel, Physics, Venture Capital
Interests: Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Travel
Undeclared, potentially Economics, 2016
Interests: Consulting, Finance, Travel, Entertainment
Helen is an East Coast girl from Boston who is academically interested in studying Economics after taking Economics 10. Outside of Harvard University Women in Business, she is involved in College Events Board where she planned and implemented the Harvard Yale Spirit Week, Asian American Dance Troupe, planning the Harvard Asian Community Celebration, and Chinese Student Association. In addition, Helen is a book lover and works for Widener Library. Her motto for life is to be optimistic and to try as many things as possible.
Government/East Asian Studies, 2015
Interests: Finance, Consulting, Tent camping, Composing, Food, Entertainment industry, Health and fitness
Sharon is a sophomore in Quincy House from Las Vegas. At Harvard, she is also active in the Harvard College Consulting Group and the Small Claims Advisory Service. Outside of school, Sharon is interested in health and fitness, trying out new food, and tent camping.
The Intercollegiate Business Convention Committee organizes and executes the annual Intercollegiate Business Convention (IBC) and most IBC-related programming during the year. IBC provides a unique opportunity for dynamic female leaders from around the world to explore careers opportunities, expand their network of peers and mentors, and learn from the experiences of top female business leaders. Now in its 8th year, IBC attracts over 1,000 registrants from over 100 campuses. This year, IBC will offer several valuable new opportunities to launch a powerful network of young female leaders--check our IBC website for the latest updates on how you and your campus can engage in this incredible opportunity!
History; secondary: Global Health and Health Policy; citation: Spanish, 2015
Interests: Global and Public Health, Business, Entreprenuership, Consulting
Juliet, a sophomore from Connecticut, is intrigued by the intersection of public health and business. Outside of HUWIB, she is Outreach Coordinator for Harvard Health Advocacy Program, Quartermaster for Pforzheimer House Committee, and House Chair for her sorority. She also loves performing through the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club. This January, Juliet traveled to Kenya with the Initiative to End Childhood Malnutrition to complete a malnutrition assessment in Sagam and last summer, she studied architecture and history in Barcelona.
Psychology, Economics, 2015
Interests: Consulting, Marketing, Communications, Sustainable Energy, Media & Entertainment
Emily is a sophomore in Kirkland House from Omaha, Nebraska. She is concentrating in Psychology with a secondary in Economics. In HUWIB, she is currently serving as the IBC Programming Director, and previously she was the Make It Happen Co-Editor. She is also involved in the production side of Identities and the Harvard Radcliffe Drama Club, and finance for HUTV and the Vestis magazine. In her spare time, she loves catching up on Glee or Modern Family, Zumba, exploring Boston, and playing the piano.
Government; secondary in Global Health and Health Policy, 2016
Interests: Marketing, Advertising, Public Health, Travel
Tiffany is a Massachusetts native studying Government. She is very passionate about public health and nutrition, and she teaches a nutrition class to local high school students through Harvard’s Health Advocacy Program and the MIT Educational Studies Program. Tiffany is also the comp director for Smart Woman Securities, and works at the Widener Library. She enjoys playing tennis, baking, politics, and traveling, which she hopes to do a great deal of this summer!
Interests: Social enterprise, retail, public service, entrepreneurship
Interests: Marketing/PR, Public Service, International Relations, Travel
Sarah is a freshman originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. Outside of HUWIB, she works at Lamont Library and on the Business Board of the Harvard International Review, performs as a violinist in the Harvard Pops Orchestra, and serves as a mentor through the Harvard College Korean Adoptee Mentorship Program. In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading, traveling, baking, taking pictures, and trying new foods.
Social Anthropology; HEB Secondary, 2015
Interests:Entertainment, Consulting, Marketing/PR, Management, International Relations, Travel
Originally from Austin, Texas, Connie is a freshman in Grays. In addition to HUWIB, she writes for The Crimson, mentors with Strong Women, Strong Girls, and enjoys playing the clarinet. Aside from dreaming about working in New York City someday, Connie loves going to concerts, exploring cities, reading, writing, and trying anything new.
Statistics w/ EAS secondary, citation in Chinese, 2015
Interests: International Relations, Traveling, Design, Fashion, Asia
Amy is a sophomore from Chicago concentrating in Statistics with a secondary in East Asian Studies. In addition to HUWIB, she works at the Fine Arts Library and is involved with Harvard National Model UN and the Crimson. Her intrests include travel, food, international affairs, and Asia.
Economics; secondary in Applied Math, 2016
Interests: Finance, Marketing/PR, Consulting, Management
Social Studies, 2015
Interests: Consulting, Marketing/PR, Food, Travel, Education
Katie is a sophomore from New York concentrating in Social Studies. Outside of HUWIB, she is involved in the College Events Board, the Harvard College Consulting Group, the Peer Advising Fellows Program, and is the Director of Public Relations for Circle of Women. She also loves skiing, traveling, cooking, and is President of the Harvard Culinary Society.
Interests: Finance, Consulting, Travel, Fashion, Service, Music Performance
Linda is a freshman living in Mower. She is a degree candidate at both Harvard College and New England Conservatory, where she is working towards a masters degree in classical saxophone performance. Aside from HUWIB, Linda is also involved with the Harvard Advertisement and Marketing Club. She is a shopaholic and a foodie and hopes to travel as much as possible during her time at Harvard (and after!).
The Membership Development Committee aims to reach two groups of people - those who are already HUWIB Associates and those seeking to become HUWIB Associates. The Membership Development Committee aims to foster a strong internal community in the organization. This Committee is responsible for fostering strong ties to the organization, encouraging members to interact and continue to learn from one another, facilitating the recruiting and comp process, and maintaining the involvement of members through their sophomore, junior, and senior years. Developing and implementing the programming for the WIBternship is a major part of the Committee, and will be the committee's main focus in the summer and fall. Other extremely important initiatives, however, will include the promotion of membership and potentially the set up of membership involvement levels. Additionally, the committee puts together the internal mentorship program, matching younger members up with upperclassmen involved in the Career Development's Corporate Mentorship Program.
Literature, Secondary: Economics, 2014
Interests: Finance, Consulting, Travel
Statistics, Secondary: Economics, Citation: Chinese, 2015
Interests: Finance, Consulting, Food, Fashion, Travel
Justine is a sophomore in Pforzheimer House concentrating in Statistics with a secondary in Economics. She is originally from California, and in addition to HUWIB, she is involved on campus with the CHANCE tutoring program affiliated with the Phillips Brooks House Association, as well as Circle of Women. Last summer, she interned abroad in Beijing, China with a venture capital firm, but she also hopes to explore other career paths. In her free time, Justine enjoys traveling, reading, and trying new restaurants.
Interests: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, PR, Finance
Kelly is originally from Plano, Texas. Outside of HUWIB, she is also a part of the Finance board for Eleganza Fashion Show. She enjoys reading, eating, design, and running.
Economics, Secondary: East Asian Studies, 2015
Interests: Consulting, Marketing, PR, Public Service, Education, Entrepreneurship
Cindy, a proud Bostonian, is a sophomore in Kirkland House studying Economics with a secondary in East Asian Studies. Outside of HUWIB, Cindy is actively involved in the Phillips Brooks House Association, where she currently serves as director of a mentoring program and Alumni and History Coordinator. Her interests include jogging, zumba, yoga, Asian food, and romantic comedies. Last spring, she ran the Boston Marathon for the first time and hopes to run more marathons in the future.
The Outreach Committee seeks to facilitate the professional development of HUWIB members by exposing them to the various opportunities available in the business world after graduation. Both branches of the Outreach committee allow HUWIB Associates to have close contact with a broad range of industries and companies, and give them the opportunity to interact with prominent business figures. The Trips branch includes the New York and Career Exploratory trips which provide opportunities to sample a variety of fields, with the New York trip focusing especially on finance, and the Career Exploratory trip covering a greater breadth of industries, such as media, entertainment, and entrepreneurship. Past Career Exploratory trips have taken HUWIB Associates to Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, and San Francisco, CA. The Boston Outreach Branch includes the Boston Trip and Shadowing/Externships. This branch gives HUWIB Associates the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the work responsibilities and corporate culture of organizations and/or industries they are interested in without having to commit to a summer internship or full-time offer with uncertainty. This spring the Outreach Committee has given girls the opportunity to shadow marketing firms and also divisions within the Boston Red Sox. After a successful fall externship with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), HUWIB girls will once again be externing with BCG and other established firms this fall. The Outreach program seeks to continue finding similar initiatives in diverse locations both in the U.S.
Government, Secondary: Statistics, Citation: Spanish, 2015
Interests: Marketing, PR, Microfinance, International Relations, Travel
Svilena, who usually goes by the nickname Lena, is a sophomore from Bulgaria. Outside of HUWIB, Lena is a Research Assistant at the Safra Center for Ethics, Director of PR for her sorority, Secretary for Bulgarian Club, and Director of Publicity for her House Committee. Last summer, she studied abroad in Barcelona, and she hopes to continue expanding her international experiences in the future.
History and Literature, Secondary: Economics, 2015
Interests: Marketing, Advertising, Microfinance, International Development, Commodities Trading
Elaine is a Junior, majoring in History and Literature. She studies Portuguese as well, and spent her past summer studying at the NOVA Business School in Lisbon, Portugal and interning at Dominio Capital. Elaine serves as a co-chair on the Court of Human Rights as part of the Harvard Association Cultivating Inter-American Democracy. Aside from HACIA, she loves the arts and student productions. She has worked on the finances of Identities, an undergraduate operated fashion show on campus, with past sponsors Maybelline, Saks Fifth Avenue, and ALDO. In her spare time, Elaine enjoys oil painting and learning how to cook yummy food. Check out some of her favorite blogs at http://spoonforkbacon.com/, http://foodess.com/, and http://www.tarteletteblog.com/.
Social Studies, 2015
Interests: Entrepreneurship, Consulting, International Relations, Travel, Food
Rainie is a sophomore from New Jersey living in Eliot House. She is a Social Studies concentrator and is particularly interested in government and sociology. She is an officer for her sorority on campus. Off campus, she interns remotely for LearnVest, a venture-backed tech startup focused on financial planning for women and financial literacy, where she interned last summer in New York City. She took a gap year during which she performed community service in India, Thailand, and China.
Social Studies, 2015
Interests: Public Service, Travel, Non-profits, Food
Claire is from Singapore, and is currently sophomore in Mather House concentrating in Social Studies. In addition to HUWIB, Claire is also the Director of the community service program, Chinatown Citizenship, and a Research Assistant at the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory. She loves traveling and this summer, she plans to do a volunteer mission in Thailand working with refugees.