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.

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Meet members of the SWIM Club 

Get to know some of the MIT Sloan Women in Management members and learn about the club’s impact on them and the wider MIT Sloan community. 

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Lexie Tonelli, MBA 2022

  • Citizenship

    USA

  • Recent Location

    Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Undergraduate University

    Vanderbilt University

A photo of Melissa Forstell

Melissa Forstell, MBA 2022

  • Citizenship

    USA

  • Recent Location

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Undergraduate University

    UCLA

Lauren Galinsky, MBA 2020

Lauren Galinsky, MBA 2021

  • Citizenship

    USA

  • Recent Location

    Boston, MA

  • Undergraduate University

    Boston College

Roxanne Moleshi, MBA 2021

Roxanne Moslehi, MBA 2021

  • Citizenship

    USA

  • Recent Location

    Palo Alto, CA

  • Undergraduate University

    University of California, Berkeley

Mansi Sharma, MBA 2021

Mansi Sharma, MBA 2021

  • Citizenship

    India

  • Recent Location

    Singapore

  • Undergraduate University

    New York University

Preethu Chegu, MBA 2021

Preethi Chegu, MBA 2021

  • Citizenship

    India

  • Recent Location

    Bangalore, India

  • Undergraduate University

    Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Kristy Willard, MBA 2021

Kristy Willard, MBA 2021

  • Citizenship

    USA and Peru

  • Recent Location

    Nairobi, Kenya

  • Undergraduate University

    University of Pennsylvania


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. 
 

Faculty Spotlight

Zeynep Ton

Zeynep Ton

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.

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Gita Rao

Gita Rao

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.

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Fiona E. Murray

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.

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Renée Richardson Gosline

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.

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Y. Karen Zheng

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.

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Lotte Bailyn

Lotte Bailyn

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.

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WATCH: Women's Week Highlights 2019

MIT Sloan women are CURIOUS + BOLD. Hear from alumnae as they reflect on their transformative MIT Sloan experiences!

Forté Foundation

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.

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