Schedule of Events

Monday, April 3

Humanizing Diversity & Inclusion (RSVP)
3:30-4:30pm @ Aldrich 107

The topic of “Diversity and Inclusion” can seem daunting and intimidating particularly for non-minorities. Join HBS alum and Chief Diversity Officer of eBay Damien Hooper-Campbell to discover how business leaders can humanize the concept of diversity and inclusion.  Damien will also take questions on his career and how he rose to the C-suite of a Fortune 500 tech company.  Refreshments will be served.  RSVP here.
 

International Food Fair
5-7pm @ OWA Lawn

Join us as the RC International Reps share traditional and authentic cuisine celebrating the rich diversity within our community!  We’ll have lots of food, beer, wine, and music (live DJ) from various countries all around the world!  Weather back-up: OWA & SFP Common Rooms.

 

Tuesday, April 4

Lunch & Learn: The ROI of Diversity (RSVP)
12:15-1:15pm @ Cumnock 220

The tangible business benefits of diversity have been well-documented, and CEOs, corporate boards and investors are increasingly recognizing the correlation between diversity and overall company performance.  Join Pritzker Group as we review the research, examine the current state of industry, and discuss how diversity is core to innovation, decision making, customer engagement, employee satisfaction and other drivers of business success.  Co-sponsored by the HBS Venture Capital & Private Equity Club, and lunch catered by BolocoRSVP here.

 

Unconscious Bias Training (RSVP)
3:30-4:30pm @ Hive 301

Do you know what unconscious, or implicit, bias training is? It involves our thoughts and feelings outside our conscious awareness and control that impact our behavior and interactions with others. Unconscious biases impact who and how we hire and how we interact in teams.  Unconscious biases even come into play in seemingly homogeneous groups and when businesses begin to expand and transact across borders.  Unconscious bias training has been supported by Harvard researchers and implemented by top MBA recruiters, such as Google, Facebook, and Bain. HBS is joining this effort and offering unconscious bias training to its students, faculty, administration, and staff.  Come and learn more about how biases affect us in our personal and professional lives.  Co-sponsored by HBS Career & Professional Development (CPD). Refreshments will be served.  RSVP here.

 

Campus Conversation
5-6:30pm @ Aldrich 110

More details coming soon!

 

Wednesday, April 5

Afternoon of Engagement: by Harvard's Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging (Register)
2pm @ Sanders Theater

President Drew Faust and Tracy Palandjian, member of the Board of Overseers, will host for this event, which we hope will be an exciting interactive workshop for students, staff, and faculty to explore what the concepts of inclusion and belonging mean for our campus. All members of the Harvard community are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

Documentary Screening & Discussion: 13TH (RSVP)
4:30-6:30pm @ Spangler Auditorium

The SA, Social Enterprise Club and Entertainment and Media Club are hosting a film screening of the Oscar nominated documentary, 13TH.  “13TH” — which takes its title from the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery — explores the link between slavery and the modern-day prison system. The film also explores how corporations have profited off of privatizing prisons and utilizing prison labor. Come view the documentary (1 hr, 40 minutes) and stay for a brief debrief discussion where we will share resources on becoming more actively involved in this critical issue.  Sliders, popcorn, and lots of fun movie snacks will be served!  RSVP here.
 

Thursday, April 6

Building Culture: Lunch with Fortive CEO, Jim Lico (RSVP)
12:15-1:30pm @ Aldrich 107

Come listen to Jim Lico, President and CEO of Fortive Corporation, discuss what it means to build and lead a strong culture in an international corporation. Hear about how he has dealt with difficult leadership subjects in the business environment and how to handle them. All are welcome to attend and discuss these important topics with an experienced business leader. Sponsored by the HBS Taskforce on Sexual Assault Prevention. Please RSVP here.

 

Hack@HBS Inclusive Ideas Forum (Learn more)
4-5pm @ Spangler Auditorium

The SA & Airbnb are excited to bring you Hack@HBS – an opportunity for RCs and ECs to team up and hack on innovative and inclusive product solutions to eliminate bias on Airbnb’s platform. Please join us on April 6th for an exciting Inclusive Ideas Forum and Awards Reception, where Hack@HBS teams (our classmates!) will pitch their best ideas to a judging panel for the chance to win cash prizes, Airbnb vouchers, and more!  Refreshments will be served.

 

Closing Reception: TGIT
5-6pm @ Spangler Lawn

Cap off the week with us at our first TGIT of the Spring!  Immediately following our Ideas Forum, join us on Spangler Lawn for more food, beer, and wine as we congratulate all the Hack@HBS teams and toast to a successful week of events.  Weather back-up: Spangler Grille.

Our Sponsors

The HBS Student Association proudly thanks all of our sponsors for making our inaugrual Symposium on Diversity and Inclusion possible!

   

 

 

At Pritzker Group, we believe diversity and inclusion are essential to living our values as well as achieving business success for our organization and family of companies.  We recognize that diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences catalyzes top performance and fosters innovation. Further, we are committed to cultivating an environment of inclusion throughout our organization, a commitment rooted in the Pritzkers’ long-standing core values of honesty, integrity, and loyalty.  Our dedication to diversity and inclusion stems from the most senior levels of our organization and informs our culture, our engagement with external partners, and our recruiting of new talent.  We are proud to sponsor the HBS SA Symposium on Diversity & Inclusion and appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the conversation.

At Pritzker Group, we believe diversity and inclusion are essential to living our values as well as achieving business success for our organization and family of companies.  We recognize that diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences catalyzes top performance and fosters innovation. Further, we are committed to cultivating an environment of inclusion throughout our organization, a commitment rooted in the Pritzkers’ long-standing core values of honesty, integrity, and loyalty.  Our dedication to diversity and inclusion stems from the most senior levels of our organization and informs our culture, our engagement with external partners, and our recruiting of new talent.  We are proud to sponsor the HBS SA Symposium on Diversity & Inclusion and appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the conversation.

   

 

 

“Diversity is vital to Corning because of our distinctive identity as a company that grows through global innovation. Innovation depends on diversity of ideas, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. The more diverse the team, the better the output.” — Wendell Weeks Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President

“Diversity is vital to Corning because of our distinctive identity as a company that grows through global innovation. Innovation depends
on diversity of ideas, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. The more diverse the team, the better the output.”

— Wendell Weeks
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President

We also thank all of our event co-sponsors for helping us host a wide-range of events all week!

  • Harvard University Graduate Commons
  • HBS Career & Professional Development
  • HBS Class of 2018 International Reps
  • HBS Digital Initiative
  • HBS Entertainment & Media Club
  • HBS Social Enterprise Club
  • HBS Venture Capital & Private Equity Club

HBS SA & Airbnb are proud to announce

Hack@HBS

Building Innovative & Inclusive Product Solutions to Eliminate Bias on Airbnb

SIGN UP

 

HOW TO HACK

Form your own team OR get matched with one

By March 24th | Sign up HERE

March 27th | Receive the official hackathon problem statement and final guidelines via e-mail 

March 27th-April 6th | Hack with your team!

April 6th | Teams present 2-4 minute product pitches to judges, followed by an awards reception 

 

HACK@HBS PRIZES

Top prize*: $1,500 cash

Airbnb travel vouchers

              *Note: All winnings are subject to IRS and State regulations and withholdings

 

FAQ

Do I need to be technical or have coding experience to participate? No!

How big are teams? 2-5 HBS students – any combination of RCs, ECs, and Partners.

I don’t have a team yet. Can you help me find a team? Yes! Sign up HERE and we’ll match you with a team.

When do we work on the project? Once the problem statement and guidelines are emailed to all teams on March 27th, your team is free to hack. Work on what you plan to pitch to the judges from March 27th to April 6th as you wish.

What do we present at the Inclusive Ideas Forum? Up to you! This is a product focused hackathon. You are welcome to present wireframes or flows, a short video, examples of front-end changes you would make to the platform – or your team can present a completely new product concept through mocks. 

 

KEY DATES

March 24th | Sign-up deadline

March 27th | Receive problem statement 

March 27th-April 6th | Hack with your team to come up with an innovative & inclusive product solution 

April 6th | Present your pitch to judges & join us for food, drinks, and prizes at the awards ceremony  

 

HBS SA is proud to partner with Blackstone, Pritzker, eBay, Corning, and the HBS Digital Initiative on our inaugural Symposium on Diversity & Inclusion.