Programmatic Work

We’re sharing a few highlights of the programming organized by City Ambassadors around the world. Make sure you check our Events calendar to see upcoming events in your city or fill out the Ideas box below to suggest your own event.

JUNE 2019

London | June 11

City Ambassador Tatiana Avedessian organized a panel discussion on Women in Finance. The speakers included Joy Adams, Andrea Marmojelo, Isabel Liu, Monica Mendiratta and Deanna Zhang.

MAY 2019

Boston | May 31

Three HKS graduates met at Sip Cafe in downtown Boston for a themed lunch discussion on youth-led activism. Anika Manzoor, an MPP graduate who organized the lunch, is the ED of Youth Activism Project, an NGO that empowers youth activists.

London | May 31

London City Ambassador Tatiana Avedissian organized a panel discussion on women in politics. Newly elected MP Irina von Wiese; Resham Kotecha, head of engagement for Women2Win; and Siobhan Benita, London mayoral candidate 2020, all joined to discuss challenges facing women in public office.


Boston | May 30, 2019

Seven HKS graduates met in Cambridge for a themed dinner discussion on challenges facing Central American countries. The organizer, Margaret Blood, is the founder and ED of Mil Milagros, and NGO that empowers indigenous Guatemalans.

Nairobi | May 27, 2019

Social gathering at the Ibis Styles Hotel

APRIL 2019

Copenhagen | April 25, 2019

Copenhagen City Kick-Off

Delhi | April 20, 2019

City Ambassador Hemakshi Meghani organized a meet-up in Delhi for alumnae. The group hosted external experts to discuss the theme of prosperity.


MARCH 2019

Seoul | March 8, 2019

International Women’s Day Celebration

Washington | March 6, 2019

Seminar Series: Beyond the Basics: Mastering the Pillars of Organizational Success


Delhi | February 16, 2019

Potluck picnic at the Lodhi Gardens


Israel | January 29, 2019

Meetup on innovation in education and learning

London | January 17, 2019

Tatiana der Avedissian launched the HKS Women’s Network London chapter with more than 20 alumnae. Participants networked and discussed future events and programming opportunities. The group is now organized with London-based LinkedIn and WhatsApp groups!


Philadelphia | January 12, 2019

Bernie Munley and Gail Chavis organized a movie and discussion event in early January. HKS and HLS women watched On the Basis of Sex, a documentary on the early career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and discussed personal experiences with gender discrimination.

Ideas and Suggestions

As the HKSWN grows, we would be grateful to hear from you. Specifically, what programming and outcomes would you like to see from the Network, and how would you like to be engaged to help further the work?

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