Jul
20
12:00 PM12:00

Nairobi | Amb. Raychelle Omamo on Managing Your Career

HKSWN Nairobi is pleased to invite you to a lunch event with Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Defense, Ambassador Raychelle Omamo on July 20 2019.


Amb. Omamo is the first woman in Kenyan history to hold this position. She has been an advocate of the High Court for 27 years and is the first woman Chairperson for the Law Society of Kenya. She was also the first woman Ambassador of Kenya to France, Portugal, Spain, the Holy See and the Republic of Serbia and the first woman Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Kenya to UNESCO.

At the lunch event, Amb Omamo will speak about Managing Your Career as a Senior Female Leader in the Public and Private Sectors.

Spaces are limited so please RSVP by July 8 2019

Event summary:

Lunch with Cabinet Secretary for Defense, Amb. Raychelle Omamo

Date: July 20 2019 (lunch)

Location and arrival time: To be shared upon RSVP

Cost: KShs 500 via mpesa to Roopal at 0708 182798

Please RSVP via mpesa and to hkswn.nairobi@gmail.com by July 8 2019

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Jul
13
10:30 AM10:30

Online | Global Perspectives on Sexual Violence

Hands Off! Global Perspectives on Sexual Violence Online Panel

A Discussion of Sexual Violence against Women & Preventive Measures with Perspectives from India & Kenya

 Join panelists Ashri Anurudran '19 and Jasmeen Patheja on Saturday, July 13th from 10:30am ET - 12pm ET for a live online discussion on sexual violence against women and preventive measures that can be adopted by women, families and communities. Each brings a unique perspective to the issues affecting women globally, with a focus on communities in Kenya and India. The event will be moderated by GlobalWE's program head, Aarti Gupta.

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Jun
20
12:00 PM12:00

Nairobi | Amb. Raychelle Omamo on Managing Your Career as a Senior Female Leader in the Public and Private Sector

Lunch event with Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Defense, Ambassador Raychelle Omamo on July 20 2019.

Amb. Omamo is the first woman in Kenyan history to hold this position. She has been an advocate of the High Court for 27 years and is the first woman Chairperson for the Law Society of Kenya. She was also the first woman Ambassador of Kenya to France, Portugal, Spain, the Holy See and the Republic of Serbia and the first woman Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Kenya to UNESCO.

At the lunch event, Amb Omamo will speak about Managing Your Career as a Senior Female Leader in the Public and Private Sectors.

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London | Women in Finance Panel
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

London | Women in Finance Panel

Join the HKSWN in London for a panel discussion on Women in Finance, featuring alumnae talking about their transition into the financial services industry. The group will explore how HKS educational programs helped support their career paths, why so many of our alumnae choose to move into this sector and understand from their perspectives the differences between working in the public and private sectors. 

Please register here if you would like to attend or email Tatiana directly.

Featured speakers:

Andrea Marmolejo is an alternative investments and sustainability expert, founder and Managing Partner at Blue Topaz Capital. She develops bespoke purpose-led financial products for impact investors and DFIs, and advises clients on ESG integration. Throughout her career, Andrea set up and managed thematic investment funds, managed private equity and hedge fund portfolios for funds such as Regency Capital and Caxton Associates, and advised Fortune 500 corporations on aligning their corporate and social innovation strategy with SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Andrea has also advised DFID and the World Bank on their impact investing strategy in South Asia and East Africa. Prior to her investment roles, Andrea was Head of Latin American Utilities Research at Goldman Sachs and a strategy consultant at McKinsey&Co. Andrea is a Harvard MPA, and she serves as board member and Trustee at Frontline Aids and Reall, and as member of the Investment Committee at the Lankelly Chase Foundation.

Joy Adams is a British-American citizen who grew up moving around the world with her father who was in the Marine Corps. Currently, she is a VP in the Chief Security Office (CSO) at Deutsche Bank where she focuses on Identity & Access Technology. She is a member of Women in CSO, Women in Identity and writes an internal blog called “#thejoyoftech”. Her experience also includes being a co-founder in an internal startup created as part of Deutsche Bank’s inaugural Intrapreneur Program cohort. She has worked in a number of areas at Deutsche Bank including Finance, Government & Regulatory Affairs, and Compliance/Legal. Joy Adams started her career after graduating with a Master’s Degree in Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard Kennedy School in 2006. Her policy area of expertise at the Kennedy School was political and economic development. Upon graduation, she joined the Leadership Development Program at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. After leaving the Federal Reserve, she spent over three years in Economic Development working for the City of South San Francisco. She also spent two years at Travelers Insurance in London where she led EMEA Communications. In 2018, Joy completed the Oxford University Fintech Program. She has also participated in a number of hackathons outside of work, including the ‘Hack Make the Bank’ Google Campus blockchain hackathon. In her spare time, she is a member of the Europe Leadership Committee for Vital Voices, an organization that supports women leaders, and is a Patron for Children & The Arts, an organization that helps disadvantaged and hospice-bound youth.

Isabel Liu has 20 years’ experience investing private equity in infrastructure in both emerging and developed markets. She has been a key executive in the start-up of four investment businesses and funds, backed by blue-chip financial institutions and corporates. She has been involved in the full cycle of investing in airports, roads, metro stations, and power plants. Currently Isabel looks out for the interests of investors and users of infrastructure as a non-executive member of three boards. Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP) was created by UK pension funds to invest in UK infrastructure, and to date has invested £850 million. Transport Focus is the consumer champion for users of UK rail, bus, tram, and highways. The Consumer Challenge Board scrutinises how Heathrow Airport addresses consumer priorities in its business plans, including expanding with a third runway.  An ’83 MPP, Isabel has a BA in Economics from The Ohio State University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
 
Monica Mendiratta is a Chartered Business Psychologist with over a decade of experience developing leaders in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining HSBC as Global Change and Learning Manager, Monica worked in consulting working for both government and corporate clients. She also worked for nearly 9 years at Scotland Yard.  In 2010, Monica won a Fulbright Police Scholarship to become a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and joined the Criminal Justice Department. There she carried out research at the FBI, NYPD, LAPD and the Canadian Police. Monica has been invited to speak about her work including at the Embassy of India and at the Distinguished Speaker Series at Goldsmiths College, University of London.  Last year, Monica was interviewed by the BBC and the Sunday Times. Monica recently won the Promising Professional Award at the She Inspires Awards 2019 organised at the British Parliament. 

Deanna Zhang is currently a Senior Associate at L-GAM Advisers, a European private equity investment firm founded in 2013 by former directors at Bain Capital and Investcorp in partnership with the Princely Family of Liechtenstein. At L-GAM, Deanna is responsible for investment due diligence and portfolio management, and has helped lead fundraising efforts to grow assets under management to over €1bn. Previously, she worked in venture capital and impact investing as an Investment Manager at LGT Impact Ventures in Latin America, and was a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Southeast Asia. She has also worked with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, the United Nations, and various other non-profits in the healthcare, economic development, and education sectors. A US national, Deanna holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University. 

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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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