Welcome to the HBSAAA!
The Harvard Business School African-American Alumni Association
(HBSAAA) serves over 2,300 African-American, African, and other
graduates of HBS who identify with an African-American heritage. It is
dedicated to building and sustaining a beneficial network that connects
alumni, current students, and applicants with HBS to increase our
influence at the School and in the broader African-American Community.
Events & Featured Members
March 24: TIAA-CREF CEO Roger Ferguson on Retirement, the Economy & Markets
Roger Ferguson, the president and CEO of financial services behemoth TIAA-CREF, will discuss the nation's challenges in funding retirements as America ages. He will also address recent developments in the economy and markets. Register here.
Sheila Marmon, MBA 1999, Recognized in Digital LA's Top 50 Digital Women
In honor of International Women's Day, Digital LA presented the inaugural Silicon Beach: Top 50 Digital Women of 2015. The list recognizes women CEOs, founders of Silicon Beach startups, executives, content creators, community leaders and others who have made outstanding contributions to the Los Angeles startup tech ecosystem and community. Congratulations to Mirror Digital Founder and CEO, Sheila Marmon, on her recognition at the event!
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Feb. 18: Reception & Discussion with Desiree Rogers '85
Join the HBSAAA, HBSWANY and HBSCNY as we host Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson Publishing Company, who will discuss the company's quest to thrive in the digital age and change the images of American beauty.
Click here to register!
Jan. 16: High Growth Entrepreneurship and the Importance of Strategic Thinking
Now in its third printing, Professor Steven Rogers' book, The Entrepreneur's Guide to Finance and Business, is called "the definitive book on the subject." He advises entrepreneurs to focus on "The 3 Ps: persevere, pivot or perish." Please join the HBSAAA for this special presentation with Professor Rogers at the Harvard Club of New York City. Free event, RSVP here.
Success at HBS Global Networking Night!
On October 22nd, 2014, thousands of alumni from all over the world joined Global Networking Night. For the first time ever, the HBSAAA hosted this wonderful evening of socializing and networking with Regional HBS Clubs in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. See selected photos in our photo gallery. If you'd like to represent the HBSAAA at a future event in your area, please submit your name, HBS graduation year and contact information in the comment box to the left.
The HBSAAA W50 Alumnae Celebration
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of women being admitted to Harvard Business School's full-time MBA program, the School is hosting a series of special events, programs, and exhibitions. The Harvard Business School African-American Alumni Association (HBSAAA) is participating in this celebration by profiling remarkable black alumnae—women who represent the broad mosaic of the HBS community. To read the profiles, go to hbsaaa.net.