As you chart your course as a woman at MIT Sloan, you don't need to go it alone. Here are some organizations that can help, with everything from finding an apartment to founding your own firm:
- Sloan Women in Management: This group is designed to help women succeed both at MIT Sloan and in business. Activities range from receptions focused exclusively on recruiting MIT Sloan women to panel discussions with area alumnae. As a woman at MIT Sloan, you will surely want to belong to Sloan Women in Management.
- 85 Broads: “85 Broads is a global network of over 5,600 women worldwide. Originally founded as a network for current and former Goldman Sachs women professionals, the network was expanded in 2000 with the launch of Broad2Broad which is our unique co-mentoring initiative for current women MBA's from some of the top business schools in the world.”
- Catalyst: As “the premier nonprofit research and advisory organization working to advance women in business,” Catalyst helps companies around the world “recruit, retain, and advance top talent and enable women to reach their potential.”
- The Deshpande Center: Focused on helping MIT innovators connect with the marketplace, the Deshpande Center often features interesting links related to women entrepreneurs and innovation.
- Forté Foundation: This groundbreaking national consortium works to advance the role of women in business by encouraging women to consider business careers and attend business school. Forté also works to connect women in business with each other, and with young women on the rise. Through MIT Sloan's membership in Forté, female students have access to extensive career contacts and development opportunities.
- Graduate Women at MIT (GWAMIT): A centralized point of contact for graduate women with the goals to plan events corresponding to constituents' needs and interests, leverage collaborations with existing departmental groups, enhance the visibility of institute resources, increase participation, and collect input and feedback from constituents and supporters.
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- Arts @ MIT: Sponsored by the MIT Office of the Arts, the site is a “gateway to the events, people and programs in the arts community at MIT.”
- Athletics: As an MIT Sloan student, you can participate in an assortment of MIT intramural teams or take advantage of the Institute's extensive athletic facilities.
- MIT NSUW: Network of Sloan Undergraduate Women
- MIT Spouses & Partners: Serving the entire MIT community, Spouses and Partners is an invaluable source of practical advice and information on all aspects of living in the area (while living with a someone studying at MIT).
- MIT Women's League: Founded in 1913, the MIT Women's League “strives to connect women in the MIT community through activities, interest groups, and volunteer service opportunities, enriching their lives and the broader MIT community.”
- Significant Others of Sloan (SOS): Whether your own “significant other” is male or female, a full-time working professional, a student or a stay-at-home parent, SOS can be a tremendously helpful source of information, activities, and social support in adapting to life at MIT Sloan.
- Sloan LGBT: Sloan LGBT encourages an open, welcoming atmosphere for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered members of the MIT Sloan community. It also serves as a contact point for gay-friendly companies interested in recruiting at MIT Sloan.
- Student Services: Student Services is the central office for managing all your official paperwork from getting a copy of your transcript to ironing out the details of financial aid.
- Women's groups at MIT: A list of groups relevant to women at MIT.