Women at MIT Sloan
MIT Sloan women are wired to lead. Together, our students, faculty, and alumnae challenge convention and push boundaries, break barriers and inspire innovation, rethink and reinvent the(ir) future.
MIT Sloan Women in Management club is open to all MIT Sloan students and actively supports, empowers, and mobilizes women to thrive academically, socially, and professionally for long-term success. It is their mission to foster this environment across MIT Sloan. SWIM’s mentorship program, which matches incoming students with second-year students, is designed to create a supportive community for female students while they're at MIT. SWIM also hosts professional, networking, and social events throughout the year.
Women Faculty @ MIT Sloan: Trailblazers
Our distinguished women faculty are rigorous researchers, passionate educators, and renowned leaders in their fields. From 1951 when Emily Wick became the school’s first tenured woman professor to 2020 when Prof. Esther Duflo won the Nobel Prize in economics, our women faculty have been creating knowledge, inspiring students, and pioneering change at MIT Sloan and in the world. Highlighted are just some of our phenomenal women faculty.
Professor of the Practice, Operations Management
Ton's research focuses on how organizations can design and manage their operations in a way that satisfies employees, customers, and investors. Drawing on 15 years of research, she published her findings in a book, "The Good Jobs Strategy" in 2014.
Senior Lecturer, Finance; Assoc. Faculty Director, MFin
Rao has over two decades of experience in global investing, asset allocation, risk management, and client service. In addition, she has managed socially responsible portfolios and teaches a course on social impact investing at MIT Sloan.
Fiona E. Murray
Associate Dean for Innovation and Inclusion
Murray is an international expert on the transformation of investments in scientific and technical innovation into innovation-based entrepreneurship that drives jobs, wealth creation, and regional prosperity.
Renée Richardson Gosline
Senior Lecturer in the Management Science group
Gosline is an expert on the intersection between behavioral science and technology, and the implications for cognitive bias in human decision-making. She is a leading thinker on the science of digital brand strategy.
Y. Karen Zheng
Associate Professor, Operations Management
Zheng's research studies fundamental and emerging operations management (OM) problems with a behavior-centric, data-driven, field-based approach.
T Wilson (1953) Professor of Management, Emerita
Bailyn studies the relationship between managerial practice and employees’ lives and investigates how institutional and organizational processes intersect with people’s lives special emphasis on the dynamics of gender and diversity in business.
As a sponsor of Forté, MIT Sloan is committed to the advancement of women in leadership. MIT Sloan offers Forté Fellowships each year to outstanding female candidates who demonstrate leadership in their community, academic institution, or place of work. All female applicants are automatically considered for these awards.
The MIT Sloan Admissions team partners with Forté for the MBALaunch program. This 10-month program pairs women seeking an MBA with a support network and provides a structured roadmap for applying to business schools.
MIT Resources for Women
MIT Innovation Initiative
Past and future programming, conferences, institute-wide associations and programs available across MIT and MIT Sloan.MIT Resources for Women