BOSTON—The Harvard Business School African-American Alumni Association (HBSAAA) has launched a Web site (hbsaaa.net) featuring weekly profiles of accomplished black female graduates who represent the broad mosaic of the HBS community. The site was launched to complement the School’s celebration in 2012-13 of 50 years of women in the full-time MBA program.
The new site focuses on black women who are leaders in their fields and communities, and/or in their volunteer and philanthropic activities, showcasing the diverse ways that women of color exemplify Harvard Business School’s mission of developing leaders who make a difference in the world.
According to Kenneth Powell (MBA 1974), president of the HBSAAA, “A number of our African-American alumnae participated in the School’s celebration, but we wanted to spotlight more of our female members – exemplary leaders who have chosen a variety of career paths and all of whom are giving back to their communities.”
Alumnae who have appeared on the site so far include:
The Harvard Business School African-American Alumni Association serves more than 2,100 African-American, African, and other black graduates of HBS. It is dedicated to building and sustaining a beneficial network that connects alumni, current students, and applicants with HBS to increase their influence at the School and in the broader African-American community.
Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 200 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and doctoral degrees, as well as more than 80 open enrollment Executive Education programs and more than 60 custom programs. For more than a century, HBS faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching to educate leaders who have shaped the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.