Now in its thirteenth year, the program provides Fellows with a one-year position in a nonprofit or public-sector organization where they can make a significant impact. Since 2001, the program has placed 125 Fellows with 53 organizations. Participating organizations pay Fellows $45,000, and Harvard Business School (HBS) awards Fellows $50,000. Throughout the year, Fellows also benefit from access to HBS resources and return to campus for networking and professional development events with other Fellows.
This year's Fellows and their organizations are:
The Leadership Fellows program gives nonprofit and public-sector organizations the opportunity to maximize their effectiveness by leveraging the experience, energy, and analytical skills of graduating MBAs for one year. Fellows apply their expertise to roles where they will produce immediate results and build long-term capacity in the organization. Leadership Fellows Program organizations are selected each year by an HBS steering committee of faculty and staff.
More than 90 percent of Fellows receive an offer to stay at the organization that initially employed them. Approximately one-third of the program's alumni are still at that organization, while one-third have moved into other social enterprise roles, and one-third have joined the for-profit sector.
For more information, visit the HBS Leadership Fellows Program website.
About the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative:
Since 1993, the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) has applied innovative business practices and managerial disciplines to drive sustained, high-impact social change. The Social Enterprise Initiative acts as a catalyst for creating social value by serving as a focal point for the creativity and energy of its worldwide community. These efforts have manifested themselves in a number of areas, ranging from the participation of approximately 90 faculty members in social enterprise research and teaching to the creation of over 500 social enterprise cases and teaching notes. Courses that focus on social enterprise are embedded into the MBA curriculum and HBS Executive Education program offerings, reflecting a real-world blending of business and social issues. Beyond the classroom, the Initiative offers career development and community engagement programs designed to support students and alumni engaged in the social sector. For more information, visit: http://www.hbs.edu/socialenterprise/.
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.