MIT Sloan Women MIT Sloan Women in Management MIT Sloan Women in Management is a student-led group that works with MIT and MIT Sloan alumni, faculty, staff, and the greater business community to increase opportunities for women and to advance the careers of current female students. SWIM’s mentorship program, which matches incoming students with second-year students, is designed to create a supportive community and a more enjoyable MIT Sloan experience. Mentors advise first-year students on all facets of business school, including class recommendations, career advice, and helping with cultural adjustment. Two of the most anticipated student-run events are the MIT Sloan Women in Management conferences, held in the fall and spring annually. Forté Foundation As a sponsor of the Forté Foundation, MIT Sloan is committed to the advancement of women in leadership. MIT Sloan offers Forte 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 participates in Forté Forums each summer. The MIT Sloan Admissions team partners with Forté Foundation 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. Events Women's Ambassador Program On December 9, 2016 the admissions office and Sloan Women in Management Club enjoyed hosting over 70 prospective women on-campus. The day offered attendees an opportunity to get a feel for the MIT Sloan culture through activities including a class visit, career development session, action learning sessions, and a happy hour to connect with current MIT Sloan women. Spring date: May 1, 2017. Register here. Women's Week In August 2016 the MIT Sloan admissions team hosted alumnae panels in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Cambridge and Washington D.C. to showcase the school’s network of accomplished women students and graduates. A Google Hangout was also conducted. 2016 recap of Women's Week.2015 recap of Women's Week. SWIM Conference Breaking the Mold was the initiative launched by MIT Sloan Women in Management aimed at starting a conversation about unconscious bias and developing approaches to manage these biases on the road towards equal opportunity for all. Through a series of events they spark discussion, reflection and action, with the goal of empowering each member of the community.SWIM will be hosting a Breaking the Mold Hackathon on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Visit the event website to learn more, be a hacker, or support the mission by volunteering.