Breaking the Mold Conference
Feb
6
8:00 am08:00

Breaking the Mold Conference

  • MIT Media Lab - E14, 6th floor

Join us for the 2015 SWIM Conference - Breaking the Mold. A day dedicated to exploring and developing solutions to manage the unwanted consequences of implicit bias in the road towards equal opportunities for all.

“Transitions, Transparency & Authenticity” Lunch
Nov
13
11:45 am11:45

“Transitions, Transparency & Authenticity” Lunch

Tim Cook recently became the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, saying “I've come to realize that my desire for personal privacy has been holding me back from doing something more important.”

As students, we are in the midst of our own transitions that cause us to challenge our personal and professional boundaries.

Next Thursday, Allyson Robinson will lead a discussion and share her experiences on authentic leadership and transitioning -- from Army officer to civilian nonprofit leader and from husband to wife. A transgender veteran and Baptist pastor, Robinson has led national efforts on the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and has worked with Fortune 500 companies on LGBT inclusion.

Please join our open lunchtime discussion hosted by Breaking the Mold, SWIM, Sloan LGBT, Sloan Veterans and Sloan Student Life.

What: Breaking The Mold - Transitions, Transparency & Authenticity lunchtime discussion
When: Thu, Nov 13, 11:45 - 12:45
Where: E51-345
Non-pizza lunch will be served. 

Please RSVP to help us plan accordingly: http://goo.gl/forms/qVbQbWbRwe

The Yarn, "Breaking the Mold - Stories that Break Stereotypes"
Nov
3
7:30 pm19:30

The Yarn, "Breaking the Mold - Stories that Break Stereotypes"

  • Stratton Student Center (W20)

Join us for the first ever themed-Yarn! The theme is "Breaking the Mold: Stories that Break Stereotypes". This is meant to be a very broad theme and all interpretations of stories that break any type of stereotype are welcome (e.g. gender, nationality, school, accent, LGBT, hair color, and any other stereotype you can think of!). Join us to learn how members of the Sloan community think about breaking stereotypes!

Status of Women: Past, Present, and Future
Oct
31
12:00 pm12:00

Status of Women: Past, Present, and Future

  • Mezzanine Lounge in the Student Center (W20-307)

This event will feature the first screening of the mini-documentary "MIT and the Status of Women in Science", an inspiring story of how MIT changed the approach that colleges and universities have to recruiting and promoting women in science. Produced by Emmy Nominee Joe McMaster and MIT Video, it tells the story of how the 1999 MIT Report on the Status of Women in Science came together 15 years later and through the eyes of its protagonists. 

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on what are the challenges ahead for Women in Science and how we can best address them.

This event will take place during GW@MIT´s Fall Leadership Conference and is co-sponsored by GW@MIT and SWIM.

Ask Me Anything: Africa
Oct
30
11:45 am11:45

Ask Me Anything: Africa

  • E62-276

Do you have questions about Africa that you want answered or are just curious about the continent? Join us for Ask Me Anything: Africa. Food will be served, please RSVP here.

The "Ask Me Anything" series of events provides first-hand personal perspectives on diversity issues. We encourage faculty members, staff, and students to attend these events to learn more about the issues and about how to be effective allies and leaders, both within the MIT community and beyond.

 Sponsored by Africa Business Club, SWIM Breaking The Mold and Student Life Office

Project Implicit Workshop
Oct
29
6:00 pm18:00

Project Implicit Workshop

  • Stata, 32-155

What are your implicit associations about gender, race, sexual orientation and more? Does it bias your decision making? From the research group behind the Implicit Association Test and the critically acclaimed book BlindspotDr. Carlee Hawkins will be leading a 2-hour workshop on Implicit Bias on Wednesday October 29 at 6pm. She will help us to understand our implicit biases and discuss ways to overcome their influence on our behavior. Please join us for this important and impactful workshop!

Workshop - Diversity and Leadership
Oct
22
1:00 pm13:00

Workshop - Diversity and Leadership

  • E51-325

"Diversity and Leadership - Creating and Sustaining an Inclusive Organizational Culture" is one of Sloan most popular SIP classes and is now open for anyone in the Sloan Community to join. Sign up HERE for either the morning session (9am - 12pm) OR the afternoon session (1pm - 4pm).

Challenging Technical Privilege:  How Race and Gender Matter
Oct
3
12:00 pm12:00

Challenging Technical Privilege: How Race and Gender Matter

  • W20-307 (Mezzanine Lounge)

The "Breaking the Mold" team encourages anyone interested in the topics of women/minorities in tech and science, and the role of implicit bias in limiting opportunities for all to attend this fantastic MIT panel that will explore "Silent Technical Privilege". More information and RSVP on their website http://challengingtechnicalprivilege.weebly.com

"I may or may not..."
Sep
30
11:30 am11:30

"I may or may not..."

  • E62 Cafe

Which stereotype will  YOU break? Complete your own BTM Button this week during lunch time in the Cafeteria of E62 to celebrate with us MIT Sloan's Diversity week

Kick-off event: Getting to better group decisions - why who you have in the room matters
Sep
29
11:35 am11:35

Kick-off event: Getting to better group decisions - why who you have in the room matters

  • E62-276

Come join us to kick off this year's Breaking the Mold programming! 

The event will feature Sloan Professors Roberto Rigobon and Evan Apflebaum, who will help introduce the Breaking the Mold initiative and explain why we should all care about diversity in leadership groups. Professor Apflebaum will review the emerging behavioral science research that speaks to some of the benefits of group diversity for making more accurate and objective decisions.

We will also preview our fall programming, our February conference, and introduce the team behind the initiative. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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2015 SWIM Conference Information Session 2
Sep
12
10:00 am10:00

2015 SWIM Conference Information Session 2

  • E53-208

Interested in getting involved? Join us on September 8th or 12th to learn more about the "Breaking the Mold" initiative and ways to get involved. We'll be holding two sessions, each with the same content, and attending one is enough.

Please fill out this form if you plan on attending the information session on Friday September 12th at 10 am in E53-208.

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2015 SWIM Conference Information Session 1
Sep
8
11:45 am11:45

2015 SWIM Conference Information Session 1

  • E62-221

Interested in getting involved? Join us on September 8th or 12th to learn more about the "Breaking the Mold" initiative and ways to get involved. We'll be holding two sessions, each with the same content, and attending one is enough.

Please fill out this form if you plan on attending the information session on Monday September 8th at 11:45 am in E62-221Lunch will be provided.

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'Breaking the Mold' ' MIT Sloan Women's Week
Aug
4
Aug 8

'Breaking the Mold' ' MIT Sloan Women's Week

The MIT Sloan admissions team hosted Women’s Week this summer to showcase the school’s network of accomplished women students and graduates. Women’s Week, featured three alumnae panels in Cambridge, San Francisco, and New York as well as a Google Hangout, all focused on the theme “Breaking the Mold: Stories from MIT Sloan Women Who Have Defied Expectations and Forged Their Own Paths.”

Click here for a recap of Women's Week.