SOURCE: MIT Sloan School of Management

MIT Sloan School of Management

February 05, 2013 10:28 ET

MIT Sloan Women in Management Conference Explores Risk Taking

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Feb 5, 2013) -  Will you dare to take on great failure for the hope of great rewards? This topic of risk and the importance of redefining a fear of failure is the theme of the 3rd Annual MIT Sloan Women in Management Conference being held on Friday, February 8 at the world-renowned MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA.

Also in the spotlight are leadership and gender roles in an exploration of male and female leadership styles across industries. Cutting-edge case studies and networking opportunities along with keynote speakers and panelists representing female leadership from diverse arenas will round out the day's activities. 

Slated keynote speakers are:

  • Maria Cirino, co-founder, .406 Ventures;
  • Sandie O'Connor, treasurer and executive committee member, JPMorgan Chase & Co;
  • Maura O'Neill, CIO and senior counselor to the administrator, USAID

Other speakers will include:

  • Alison B. Gerlach, CEO, Allie's Edibles
  • Julia Hu, CEO and founder, Lark Technologies
  • Vanessa Green, CEO and co-founder, FINsix
  • Tamar D. Dor-Ner, partner, Bain & Company's Boston; member of the Global Private Equity and Retail Practices
  • Martha Samuelson, president and CEO, Analysis Group

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit:

Sloan Women in Management (SWIM) works to increase opportunities for all women at MIT Sloan through networking events, speaker series, professional development workshops, mentorship programs, and community-building events.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Paul Denning
    Director of Media Relations
    617-253-0576 office
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    Patricia Favreau
    Associate Director of Media Relations
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