Apr
25
11:00 AM11:00

City Ambassador Quarterly Call

Please join our upcoming quarterly call, on Thursday, April 25, from 11 AM-12 PM ET.

The call's full schedule is below:

  • (5 mins) Welcome

  • (10 mins) Round of introductions

  • (10 mins) Summary of events hosted since last call, for those who've led them

  • (15 mins) Discussion of challenges faced by CAs

  • (15 mins) Brainstorming best practices around programming/communication channels

  • (5 mins) Thank you and final thoughts  

Please reach out if you have any questions, and I look forward to speaking with you soon!

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Delhi | HKSWN Meet-Up
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Delhi | HKSWN Meet-Up

  • C 45 Defence Colony, FF New Delhi -110024 India (map)
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When:  20th April 2019, 11 AM- 2 PM

What: We try to spend an hour on informal conversations and then some time on thematic discussion. This time, we plan to have a discussion on entrepreneurship, but it will be free flowing and we can have space for what emerges. 


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Boston | Women in Power Conference
Apr
12
to Apr 13

Boston | Women in Power Conference

SAVE THE DATE: The second annual Women in Power Conference: Rise, Challenge, Thrive will be on April 12-13, 2019 at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Interested in attending? Purchase your ticket today!

See the full agenda here & visit Facebook for more information.

The conference is still in need of funding, and alumni can donate using the Harvard Online Giving Form here: https://community.alumni.harvard.edu/give/42954404

For alumni to contribute to the conference, please select "Other" from the bottom of the menu. In the pop-up box that comes up, it is very important to enter: "Women in Power Conference, 215-307090." Please reach out to Finance Co-Chair Maggie Kadifa with any questions about donations.

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Boston | LGBTQ Film Festival
Apr
11
to Apr 12

Boston | LGBTQ Film Festival

  • Date: April 11 (4:15-7;45 PM) and April 12 (9:30 AM-5:30 PM)

Additional information the film festival is below:

  • The Carr Center on Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School will hold “Pride & Prejudice: Film festival, and Symposium” on 11 – 12 April 2019 about decriminalizing same-sex relations. Across the world, same-sex relationships are being decriminalized in India (2018), Belize (2016), Nauru (2016), Seychelles (2016), Mozambique (2015), Lesotho (2012), Fiji (2010), and the British Virgin Islands (2001). 

  • However, the progress is slow, in large part, as the hearts and minds of the broader population are not invested in this change.  

  • We need to support lawyers and activists trying to overturn some of these colonial-era laws that criminalize adult consensual relationships between same-sex couples and can by helping people understand the love does not have a gender.   

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Webinar | Pathways to Appointed Office
Apr
9
4:45 PM16:45

Webinar | Pathways to Appointed Office

Pursuing Elected and Appointed Office

Have you thought about running for office? Are you interested in learning more about pathways to appointed office? Join Massachusetts State Senator Eric Lesser for a two-part webinar moderated by Samantha Joseph MC/MPA 2017 on the nuts and bolts of running a campaign and how best to position yourself for appointments.

DATE & TIME

Session 2: Pathways to Appointed Office
April 9 | 4:45 PM ET

LOCATION

Webex details will be shared with registrants. Register

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Washington, D.C. | Developing Tomorrow's Leaders in the DRC
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Washington, D.C. | Developing Tomorrow's Leaders in the DRC

  • 2110 2nd Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
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Congo Leadership Initiative (CLI) develops the next generation of leaders to be catalysts for peace and prosperity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With a long and successful track record, emerging entrepreneurs participate in the flagship Leadership Institute — a nine-month program in DRC providing a combination of theory and practice-based training. In the final months of the program, each entrepreneur receives funding from CLI to launch a community-based initiative.

Join us for a reception and panel discussion featuring visiting leadership, Emmanual Baraka, CLI co-founder and Head of Microfinance, and Robert Kumkum CLI co-founder and Head of Programming, as they arrive in the US for a series of meetings and conference to further the mission of the organization.

Heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided.
The panel will be facilitated by Margot Hoerrner (MC-MPA '05), Principal, Rosedale Green Consulting.

Participation is limited to 20, so register today! Click here to register.

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Webinar | Running for Office
Mar
27
4:45 PM16:45

Webinar | Running for Office

Pursuing Elected and Appointed Office

Have you thought about running for office? Are you interested in learning more about pathways to appointed office? Join Massachusetts State Senator Eric Lesser for a two-part webinar moderated by Samantha Joseph MC/MPA 2017 on the nuts and bolts of running a campaign and how best to position yourself for appointments.

DATE & TIME

Session 1: Running for Office
March 27 | 4:45 PM ET

LOCATION

Webex details will be shared with registrants. Register

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Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

Boston | HGSE's A Day Without Women Panel

Please join the HGSE Women of Color Collective as we host a university-wide panel to celebrate Women's History Month on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 5-7 PM in AskWith Hall at HGSE. Inspired by the 2017 strikes following the Women's March on Washington, this panel will give attendees and participants the opportunity to share space and reflect on the following questions:

  • What would a day or world look like without women?

  • How can this day better account for the women who are often left behind or out of feminist circles and conversations?

  • How can we use this day to celebrate our womenhood across a number of identity-related, social, interdisciplinary, national and other inter-sectional contexts?

The first hour of the event will feature a moderated panel discussion and the second hour will include a reception with light refreshments as well as opportunities for folks to mix and mingle casually to share in this celebration of OUR month.

PANELISTS:
+ Kamila Muhammad, HGSE
+ Esther Weathers, HGSE
+ Jasmine Waddell, FAS
+ Toni Morgan, HGSE Alumna
+ Mayra Jones, HGSE


MODERATOR:

+ Anouska Bhattacharyya, FAS

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Mar
8
8:30 AM08:30

Boston | HKS WAPPP International Women’s Day Breakfast

Join the Women and Public Policy Program for a community celebration of International Women's Day.

International Women's Day 2019 campaign theme:
#BalanceforBetter

The future is exciting. Let's build a gender-balanced world. Everyone has a part to play - all the time, everywhere. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence.

Balance drives a better working world. Let's all help create a #BalanceforBetter.

Balance is not a women's issue, it's a business issue. The race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage, a gender-balance of employees, more gender-balance in wealth, gender-balanced sports coverage ...

Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive.

Learn more about International Women's Day>

Breakfast will be served.

Co-sponsored by Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education, Gender Policy Union, Office of Human Resources, and Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion. 

See also: Student EventCommunity Event

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Washington, D.C. | Beyond the Basics: Mastering the Pillars of Organizational Success
Feb
20
4:00 PM16:00

Washington, D.C. | Beyond the Basics: Mastering the Pillars of Organizational Success

Join us for a learning and networking event, featuring a panel of experts in the four areas all nonprofits must master - fundraising, marketing and communications, strategic planning, and technical operations. You’ll learn best practices and actionable tips in each of these four foundational arenas that can be immediately implemented. There will also be time for Q&A. A wine and cheese reception will immediately follow the presentation.

Visit the evenbrite page for more details and tickets!

HKSWN members will receive a $5 discount by using the following promotional code: HKSWN
But act fast because the event is capped at 30 attendees!

HKSWN attendees are also invited to join an exclusive post-event happy hour conversation with the panelists following the panel event and reception. We'll announce the venue at the event so be sure to grab your tickets!

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Boston | GlobalWE Event 'How Women are Reshaping a Polarized Media'
Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

Boston | GlobalWE Event 'How Women are Reshaping a Polarized Media'

DETAILS

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 2pm-4pm Eastern Time

Location: Phillips Brooks House, Parlor Room; 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA (map). There will not be an online meeting option available for this event.

Snacks: We will be serving light snacks and refreshments. 

Cost: FREE for Harvard College students and Harvard University graduate students; $10 for Harvard University alumni, affiliates and guests. 

FREE Registration:  If you are a current Harvard University STUDENT, please register for free via our Facebook event

$10 Paid Registration: All Harvard University ALUMNI, AFFILIATES, STAFF and your GUESTS should register via our website event page.  

Questions: If you have any questions or would like further information on the roundtable discussion, please don't hesitate to contact us at globalwe@post.harvard.edu

Views:  During our events, we expect our participants to be respectful of one another's opinions and experiences. The views expressed during our events are solely those of the speaker(s) and participating audience and do not imply endorsement by Harvard GlobalWE and/or Harvard University.

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Jan
31
10:00 AM10:00

City Ambassador Winter Quarterly Call

Description: Please join us for the HKSWN City Ambassador Winter Quarterly Call

The call's schedule is:

  • (5 mins) Welcome   

  • (10 mins) Round of introductions   

  • (10 mins) Summary of events hosted over the summer, for those who've led them    

  • (15 mins) Discussion of challenges faced by CAs    

  • (15 mins) Brainstorming best practices around programming/communication channels, both within city cohorts and between Ambassadors   

  • (5 mins) Thank you and final thoughts  

Interested in joining the call? Reach out to Theo Skeadas for dial-in information.

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Jan
30
12:00 PM12:00

Boston | Thinking Strategically About Career Negotiations

This call will help you recognize situational factors that place women at a disadvantage in negotiation, and will help you prepare strategically for important career negotiations. Hannah Riley Bowles is a leading expert on when and how gender influences negotiation and on the role of negotiation in the career advancement of women. Join us as she shares her research and takes your questions on this important issue.

Sign up here: https://huevents.harvard.edu/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x57951abcd

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Israel | Round Table Discussion - Innovative Models for Education
Jan
29
6:45 PM18:45

Israel | Round Table Discussion - Innovative Models for Education

  • 9 Derech HaYam Ganei Tikva, Center District Israel (map)
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Israel’s HKS Women’s Network is hosting an event on innovative models for education and learning, to fit a changing world.

The event will include a round table discussion led by three women spearheading educational innovation in municipalities, school systems and professional training.

Details (in Hebrew) are attached, if anyone is around we’d love for you to join!   

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Philadelphia | Movie Night
Jan
12
2:30 PM14:30

Philadelphia | Movie Night

Join us at the movies with the HKS Women's Alumnae Group! 

Join the HKS Women's Network and the Harvard Law School Women's Alliance for a meetup at the movies. We will be seeing On the Basis of Sex, the new film about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We will purchase our own tickets and meet at 2:35 p.m. for the 3:05 p.m. show. 
After the movie, we will enjoy drinks and appetizers at Panorama at 5:30 p.m.

We hope you can make it!

Landmark Theater Ritz Five
214 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Panorama
Penn's View Hotel
14 N. Front Street
Philadelphia, PA


Please RSVP to
khealey@munley.com

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Delhi | New Years Picnic Potluck
Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

Delhi | New Years Picnic Potluck

The Delhi Chapter of the Harvard Kennedy School Women's Network (HKSWN) invites you to kick-off the new year 2019 with a relaxing potluck picnic at the Lodhi Gardens on January 5, 2018.

While most of our chapter meets through the year serve as exclusive safe spaces for women members, we would like to use this picnic as a platform to celebrate our families and friends, who form an integral part of the lives of women and their daily struggles. Hence, this event is open to all members as well as their families/+1s/friends.

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The event starts with an optional paid tour (of either the Lodhi Garden Art Circuit or the diverse flora at Lodhi Gardens - details are still being finalised). The *walking tour will last for one hour from 10 am - 11 am and will require a contribution of Rs 300 per head *(to be paid in cash or PayTM/UPI at the venue). If you are interested in the optional walking tour, kindly fill this quick form <https://goo.gl/F84Qwq> and details will be intimated to you.

*PICNIC POTLUCK*

We will meet for the picnic at the Ashoka Gate of Lodhi Gardens at 11:00 am. Few snacks will be provided but the picnic is a potluck, so attendees are requested to bring along a food or beverage item. We will try and keep the picnic as environmentally sustainable as possible, so if convenient, please also carry a plate, mug and cutlery for yourself. We will make merry and have heartfelt conversations as we share food.

DETAILS:

What: Picnic Potluck preceded by optional walking tour

Where: Lodhi Gardens, New Delhi

When: January 5, 2019

(Walking Tour starts at 10 am; Picnic starts at 11 am.)

Who: HKSWN members and their families/friends

Transit and parking info: https://goo.gl/maps/fEVqHtvSikn

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Chicago | Harvard Alum Meet &amp; Greet
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Chicago | Harvard Alum Meet & Greet

The Alumni Network of Harvard Women (ANHW) is very excited to open a Chicago chapter.

To kickstart the Chicago chapter, I would like to invite each and every Harvard Women in Chicago to gather and get to know each other.

Please join us on a Sunday evening on Dec 9th in the "Willow Room" to meet your fellow women alumni from Harvard. The Wine cellar in the Willow Room, which has a private bar, will be reserved for Harvard women. You can buy your own drinks while mingling with your fellow alumni.

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Portland | HKSWN Gathering
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Portland | HKSWN Gathering

Please save the date for Portland’s second HKSWN event - a late-afternoon casual get-together at a residence in the Pearl district. Details TBA.

Reach out to Jane if you are interested in joining or have any questions!

Vegetarian finger foods (including dairy and eggs) welcome!

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Washington, D.C. | Book Launch
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Washington, D.C. | Book Launch

Join the HKSWN in support of one of our outstanding members - Allison Shapira!

See below for more details:


FREE EVENT - Click Here to RSVP

Please join us for an exclusive evening to celebrate the release of Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others, written by HKS DC alumna and Global Public Speaking Founder/CEO Allison Shapira and published by HarperCollins Leadership. The evening will include networking, a book signing, a reading by the author, and much more. Books will be available for purchase at the event. You can also pre-order them on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Attendance is free but RSVP is required. For more details and to RSVP, click here on the Eventbrite page .

About Speak with Impact: 
Every day, you have an opportunity to use your voice to have a positive impact—at work or in your community. With the right guidance, anyone can be a powerful speaker. Learn to conquer fear, capture attention, motivate action, and take charge of your career with Speak with Impact. Written by an opera singer turned CEO, speaker, and executive communication coach, the book unravels the mysteries of commanding attention in any setting, professional or personal. When you know what to say and how to say it, people listen. Find your powerful voice… and step into leadership. Speak with impact.

Allison Shapira (MC/MPA 2010) is the founder/CEO of Global Public Speaking, a communication training firm based in Washington, DC that works with companies and individuals around the world. She is also an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School teaching The Arts of Communication.

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Seoul |  2018 W20 Talk Concert
Oct
26
2:00 PM14:00

Seoul | 2018 W20 Talk Concert

  • Co-Hosts: Ewha Institute for Leadership Development(EILD) & Global Competitiveness Empowerment Forum (GCEonsor: Ministry of Gender Equality and Family(MOGEF) & Chosunilbo The Better Future & Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

  • Partner: CMO Campus ∙ Expat Professional and Business Women's Network International (EPBWN) ∙ Harvard Kennedy School Women's Network (HKSWN) ∙ Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KGCCI)∙ Women in INovation (WIN)

  • Topic: Empowering Global Women Leadership for Gender Equality

Pre-Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/PUQ0CUtPeEAUsLKZ2

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