30 Aug 2023

Harvard Business School Announces 2023 Goldsmith Fellows

Fellowship program supports MBA students with experience and a career interest in social enterprise

BOSTON—Harvard Business School (HBS) has announced the 2023 recipients of its Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowships. Established in 1988 by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and Richard L. Menschel (MBA 1959), a former director of the foundation and a limited partner at Goldman Sachs, to encourage students from the nonprofit and public sector to attend HBS, these fellowships enable the School to award $10,000 to a select number of incoming MBA students.

Beginning with the Class of 1990, 257 incoming students have received the fellowship. Recipients of the award have served in leadership roles in nonprofit and public sector organizations and demonstrate a strong commitment to continued career paths in these areas. New recipients are invited to participate in events with current and former recipients as well as local social enterprise leaders in an effort to create a network of individuals committed to working in social enterprise.

The 2023 Goldsmith Fellows are:

Rehan Adamjee. A joint degree student at HBS and HKS, Rehan recently served as the strategy and growth lead for Vital Pakistan, a 300+ person healthcare organization delivering primary healthcare services to two million people in Pakistan, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He was recognized for his work by being selected as an Acumen Pakistan Fellow and World Health Organization Primary Healthcare Leader. He said, “I look forward to being part of a group of people at HBS who self-select on core values and hold an expansive definition of social enterprise.”

Marlíse Arellano-Sutton. Marlíse comes from Boston Children's Hospital’s Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator, where she led sourcing, launch, and scaling of digital health products, including the rapid scaling of telemedicine visits during COVID. She also led the team’s health equity strategy and founded its first DEI program, in partnership with senior hospital leadership. She said, “the Goldsmith Fellowship will be instrumental in helping me achieve my goal of increasing access to quality healthcare and workforce opportunities for the underserved. It will provide me with a community of diverse perspectives in social impact, and the opportunity to learn from other sectors.”

Madhav Datt. A joint degree student at HBS and SEAS, Madhav has founded two social enterprises. In 2004 at the age of eight, he founded Green the Gene, scaling to one of the world’s largest youth-led environmental nonprofits, with projects in 62 countries and over 7,000 volunteers. In 2021, he co-founded Nostos Homes, building innovative homes for forcibly displaced people, and delivered 480,000 nights of shelter to flood displaced communities across India and Malawi. He said, “The fellowship will give me a platform to test out ideas and hypotheses while collaborating with other recipients, starting in my first year.”

Paul Lachman. Paul comes to HBS from Fairchain, a social impact venture that is creating a more equitable art world by enabling artists to participate in their secondary markets. As chief of staff, Paul led the company’s go-to-market strategy and established Fairchain’s non-profit in support of working artists. Prior to Fairchain, Paul was at Altamont Capital Partners, where he founded the firm’s diversity and inclusion program. He said, “I’m excited by the prospect of sharing ideas with other Goldsmith Fellows and keeping one another accountable to the communities we serve.”

Inam Sakinah. Inam has founded and led two nationally recognized non-profits, both while a full-time student. While an undergraduate, she led Power of WE, cultivating campus cultures that harness diversity as a tool for individual and collective success. Currently a student at Harvard Medical School, she serves as national president for Future Doctors in Politics, to motivate, educate, and train medical students to advance policies benefiting patients and communities. She said, “My future professional aim is to develop experience and expertise at the intersection of medicine, policy, and management.”

Mimi Sax. Mimi comes to HBS from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As part of the Foundation Strategy Office, she developed a strategy to help improve student outcomes in Washington state, and supported the postsecondary education team to determine how technology can boost college advisors’ productivity and improve student outcomes at lower resourced institutions. She said, “I hope to use the skills I learn through HBS and the Goldsmith Fellowship program to promote student achievement by facilitating greater coordination among cross-sector partners, such as school districts, government agencies, and employers.”

Raghav Srinivasan. Raghav brings four years of international development experience to HBS. As a strategy manager at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, he supported the refresh of Gavi's corporate strategy, integrating learnings from COVAX (a global response to end the COVID-19 pandemic co-led by Gavi and the WHO) into its core operations. Previously, at Dalberg, he designed strategies to help developmental actors serve and uplift underserved populations across developing countries. He said, “With the support of the Goldsmith Fellowship, I hope to pursue my passion of improving access to healthcare globally.”

Katherine Swain-Smith. Kate’s career includes local and federal public sector experience. In the City of Boston Mayor’s Office, she led cross-cutting initiatives including the city’s COVID-19 crisis response and recovery, and Boston’s Police Reform Task Force. At the U.S. Department of Labor, she catalyzed youth workforce efforts and directed grant-making subagencies to incorporate new labor standards, equity commitments, partnerships, and green-construction practices into $620 million of federal funds. She said, “At HBS, I hope to sharpen the tools of coalition building, organizational strategy, and cross-sector partnership so I can return to the public sector as a more informed, tactical, and prepared leader.”

Jane Wiesenberg. Jane comes to HBS from the New York State Governor’s Office, where she recently served as assistant secretary to the governor for economic development. She supported the administration in oversight of budget, priority projects, and operations at six state agencies with cumulative budgets of $2 billion and 3,000 employees. At the beginning of COVID, she focused on the state’s emergency response, sourcing, vetting, and purchasing PPE and medical supplies. She said, “The Goldsmith Fellowship presents the opportunity to explore ways the public and private sectors can partner to address issues of social and economic justice, at scale.”


Mark Cautela


The HBS Social Enterprise Initiative applies innovative business practices and managerial disciplines to drive sustained, high-impact social change. It is grounded in the mission of Harvard Business School and aims to educate, support, and inspire leaders across all sectors to tackle society’s toughest challenges and make a difference in the world.


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