1962
HBS faculty vote to admit women directly into the MBA program
1969
First female MBA student named a Baker Scholar
Women are allowed to move into campus dorms
1971
Harvard Business Women (now the Women’s Student Association) hosts a speech by Gloria Steinem in Burden Auditorium
1980
WSA launches a Case Editing Committee focused on “the equal treatment of the sexes in HBS cases”
1980
Regina Herzlinger is the first female faculty member granted tenure at HBS
1997
“Women’s Initiative” of the admissions office is undertaken to identify how HBS can be a top business school for women
The Committee of 200 launches an effort to increase the number of women case protagonists
2009
The WSA surveys women students about the learning environment at HBS
2010
Professor Robin Ely is named the first Senior Associate Dean for Culture & Community
2012
MBA elective course How Star Women Succeed launches
2013
The first annual Gender & Work Symposium and the W50 Alumni Summit are held
2014
Findings from Life & Leadership After HBS are released in Harvard Business Review, revealing gender gaps in career attainment and satisfaction among alumni
2015
The HBS Gender Initiative is launched
2016
LaToya Marc and Libby Leffler become the first all-female ticket to be elected as Co-Presidents of the HBS Student Association
2018
The 2018 Gender & Work symposium focuses on race, work and leadership in support of the School's commemoration of the African American Student Union's 50th anniversary