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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.


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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.

Nov. 20: Thanksgiving Special: HBSCNY & Community Partners Present CEO of Food Bank for New York City
One of the world's richest cities also has one of the largest numbers of people living in poverty – learn how Margarette Purvis and her team combat food poverty in this special event as we celebrate Thanksgiving; presented with HBSCNY Community Partners. A special Thanksgiving-themed food & beverage will be served, register today.

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 email your name, HBS graduation year and contact information to

Do you have a program idea or alumni news to share? Let us know. Contact us with the details. Thank you!

The HBSAAA W50 Celebration
The HBSAAA recognizes the dedicated volunteers of The W50 Committee for their part in this celebration profiling remarkable black alumnae—women who represent the broad mosaic of the HBS community.

Ivy Jack (Chair), MBA '04
Jacqueline Adams, MBA '78  
April Crosse Allen, MBA '04
Ron Brown, MBA '73
Selena Cuffe, MBA '03
Jacqueline Hicks Grazette, MBA '85
Kim Lew, MBA '92
Sheila Marmon, MBA '99
Ken Powell, MBA '74
Michele Rogers, MBA '86
Joe Steele, MBA '83
Oneica Greaves, Class of 2015

Please help us continue this effort by submitting the names of HBSAAA alumni and related links or files containing biographical information to The W50 Celebration website will continue to be located at until furter notice.

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