Who We Are

Founded in 2000 by ten undergraduate students, HUWIB has grown into a leading community of empowerment for college women at Harvard University and beyond.

Women in Business strives to empower and unite a dynamic group of over 600 enterprising young women at Harvard through business education and experience. With 9 sub-committees and 13 executive board positions, the members of HUWIB develop programming that introduces aspiring business leaders to a diverse range of business opportunities.


What We’re Doing

IBC

The Intercollegiate Business Convention (IBC) on October 28th is a day of programming & networking for 800 attendees and notable business leaders.

YWBLC

The Young Women’s Business Leadership Conference is a day of business education for over 300 high school students from around the world.

The Glass Floor

Our new women’s business publication featuring articles from Harvard students and industry leaders. Visit our website to read more or to submit content.


How To Get Involved

Membership

Membership in HUWIB is reserved for current Harvard students interested in women’s business education and experience. In order to join, prospective members participate in the WIBternship, an informative 10-week educational comp featuring speakers from various industries. If you are interested in joining, please visit our WIBternship page for more information.

Sponsorship

We accept sponsorship in four categories: General Sponsors, IBC Sponsors, New York Trip Sponsors, and International Trip Sponsors. Sponsors receive various benefits depending on their sponsorship package, but may include networking sessions, publicity access to our mailing list, brand advertising, etc. If you are interested in sponsoring HUWIB, please email huwib.info@gmail.com.

Attendance

Current high school and college students are welcome to attend our various conferences in the fall of each year. Take a look at our Programs page to see which conference is right for you!

Speaking Engagements

We invite industry professionals as speakers for our various events and conferences throughout the year, ranging from our WIBternship Series to our larger conferences such as IBC, YWBLC, IWIB, and the Innovation Competition. Please email us at huwib.info@gmail.com if you are interested in speaking.



Who We Work With

 

Our History

2000

Ten undergrad women founded Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business (HUWIB). The first conference, "Preparing to Lead", attracted 250 participants.

2002

HUWIB held its first-ever WIBternship, where 40 new Associates were inducted into the organization. HUWIB headed to New York City for its first Corporate Outreach trip.

2005

HUWIB held its first annual Intercollegiate Business Convention, attracting nearly 400 students from schools across New England.

2006

HUWIB went on its first Career Exploration Trip to San Francisco, California, visiting companies in different industries. HUWIB also launched the mini-MBA curriculum designed to educate Associates and to develop important business skills. HUWIB debuted the first issue of its annual magazine, Make It Happen, which has since then evolved into The Glass Floor.

2007

HUWIB introduced a variety of programs including business school prep events, career development events, and the Externship Program. The WIBternship program grew 30% and HUWIB welcomed 185 new undergraduate women to the organization. HUWIB also launched the Corporate Mentorship Program and Young Women in Business (YWIB).

2009

HUWIB worked with two other student groups to organize the first annual Women’s Stock Pitch Competition. HUWIB introduced an annual Women’s Business Convention (now renamed International Women in Business, IWIB) and a Social Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition (now renamed the Innovation Challenge).

2010

HUWIB Undergraduate and Alumnae Boards collaborated to celebrate the HUWIB Decennial and create a HUWIB Advisory Board, comprised of leading professional women and men in the business world. HUWIB saw the largest WIBtern class ever with over 150 new members in the fall.

2014

HUWIB celebrated IBC’s tenth anniversary, with a record attendance of over 1,200 students. Keynotes included New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson, Chanel CEO Maureen Chiquet, and model-coder Lyndsey Scott. We also traveled on our second international Career Exploratory trip to Shanghai and hosted our first ever “WIB Week” to showcase HUWIB’s exceptional programming.

2017

HUWIB launched The Young Women Business Leadership Conference (YWBLC) brought together over 150 high school women throughout the nation who shared a passion for business, and built a community of support and empowerment.

So far in 2018…

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HUWIB has launched The Glass Floor, an online women’s business publication written by Harvard students and working professionals.