In 1977, when Karen Mills graduated from the Harvard Business School, only 11 percent of the students were women. Today, women make up 41 percent of the HBS enrollment. But even with this move toward gender equity, it has been rare for female students to have contact with women in leadership positions. That is, until now.
Thanks to Mills, who serves as a senior fellow at HBS, all sorts of high-powered women are showing up in Cambridge as part of a “fireside chat” series aimed at giving students access to role models in business, government, medicine, and a host of other fields.