Each spring, MIT Sloan students travel around the United States and across the world each year to explore the economic, political, and cultural contexts of businesses in regions around the world. Called Study Tours, these trips are proposed by students, who then partner with faculty and staff to plan tour content and logistics.
On one recent tour to Africa, which began March 18 and ended April 1, MBA students and MIT Sloan staff visited 14 different businesses in Ghana and Kenya. Participants interviewed entrepreneurs and other business leaders to get a sense of what it’s like to build and lead organizations on the continent.
Some of the MIT Sloan alumnae and other women business leaders participants met include:
- Wambura Kimunyu, a former Legatum Foundry Fellow, is leading Eneza Education, a student services and support platform for K-12 learners
- Caitlin Dolkart, MBA ‘16, has launched flare to improve emergency services
- Meghan McCormick, MBA ’18, founded Oze, which helps small businesses with development, e-commerce solutions, and other tools to manage growth
- Kosi Yankey-Ayeh, a former participant in MIT Sloan’s Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program, is CEO of the Ghana Enterprises Agency
- Regina Honu is the founder of Soronko Academy, a technology and skills development center based in Accra
Nia DeYounge, Director of MIT Sloan's Student Life Office and a staff participant on the tour this spring, was enthusiastic about the experience. “Students should connect with Sloanies,” she said. “Seeing these women building and leading organizations abroad is a powerful advertisement for the value of an MIT Sloan education.”
Seeing these women building and leading organizations abroad is a powerful advertisement for the value of an MIT Sloan education.