In its efforts to educate and empower women about the opportunities in the business world, Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business partners with many businesses around America reflecting the various interests of our members- from finance, consulting, marketing, advertising, fashion, journalism, to social entrepreneurship. Opportunities to partner with HUWIB are throughout the year. Every year, HUWIB features a variety of industry panels for the WIBternship, as well as arrange company events on the Harvard Campus. Among our largest events:
Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business (HUWIB) will be hosting its 8th annual Intercollegiate Business Convention (IBC) this fall. After the success of last year's convention, attracting over 1000 women from over 100 universities and 7 countries along with 130 panelists and speakers, IBC continues to inspire women to boldly pursue their career goals. By exposing participants to a vast range of industries and a wide network of professionals, HUWIB aims to redefine their conception of business. Conventions in the past have featured speakers including Diane Von Furstenberg (famous international fashion designer), Sallie Krawcheck, (former President of Bank of America’s Global Wealth and Investment Management unit), Alex Witt (MSNBC anchor and NBC correspondent), Bobbi Brown (CEO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics), Stacy Snider (CEO of Dreamworks), Christine Beauchamp (CEO of Victoria's Secret), Catherine D'Amato (CEO of the Boston Food Bank), and many more. Additionally, the one-day conference presents over 30 workshops and panels designed to introduce participants to the many opportunities that exist in business, as well as practice interviews and resume reviews. Past sponsors have included NBC Universal, Raymond James, Wal-Mart, Fidelity, Macys, J.P. Morgan, Barclays Capital, Citigroup, Blackstone i Group, Oliver Wyman, Hewlett Packard, The Corporate Executive Board, Kaplan , Wharton School of Business, and more.
IBC provides sponsors the opportunity to feature the firm in our conference career fair, breakout panels, and promotional materials to dramatically increase name-recognition for conference attendees.
Every spring, HUWIB takes a highly selective group of approximately 40 girls to network and explore opportunities in the Big Apple. This year HUWIB will feature a two-track system, in which 20 girls who have expressed a serious interest in finance will be able to explore banks and boutiques while the other 20 girls have the opportunity to explore their alternative interests through visits to consulting firms, advertising agencies, and non-profit organizations.
The New York Trip provides sponsors the opportunity to host HUWIB members at an office, enabling potential recruits to immerse themselves in the company office. We bring interested undergraduate women to the firm so there is no need to arrange employee trips to campus. Past sponsors have also arranged tours, interactive sessions, or meals at the office. It often means a better networking experience than on campus events!
Every year, HUWIB takes a select group of approximately 20 undergraduate women on a career exploratory trip to a new location, providing a unique opportunity for attendees to gain exposure to new industries and locations. Last year's trip took the girls to the Windy City and included visits to Ford Models, IMC Financial, Booz & Co. and the Booth School of Business. Past trips have been to Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Francisco, among others. While on the trip, attendees enjoy meals with company representatives, participate in talks given by accomplished businesswomen, and tour the headquarters of multinational companies.
The Career Exploratory Trip provides sponsors the opportunity to host HUWIB members at an office, enabling potential recruits to immerse themselves in the company office. We bring interested undergraduate women to the firm so there is no need to arrange employee trips to campus. Past sponsors have also arranged tours, interactive sessions, or meals at the office. It often means a better networking experience than on campus events! See photos from our latest trip »