Welcome to the Harvard Women France initiative !
HWF is a new network aiming to foster ties among Harvard alumnae, to inspire and help one another. Our mission statement is built around the following concepts :
We have received a lot as Harvard alumnae, and feel a need to give back to others, including low income women in France who have not had the same opportunities.
We want to have an impact on the decisions of the future in all spaces of society, at all levels of decision making, especially in a country accepting changes in its culture (quotas) to drive real change.
This is particularly difficult in a country where a certain understanding of what is needed to be feminine has been a challenge in an otherwise very socially mixed society.
At a time when promoting women and improving the performance of companies and societies are finally understood as being linked, in a country which recently established a  law on women quotas on boards, the Harvard alumnae in France want to be at the forefront of action and thought in this area.


HWF’s Maheas and Milan co-author a book on parity, for men !

March 14, 2015 Parity
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  Marie-Christine Maheas at #JFD15, Journée de la Femme Digitale in Paris on 13/03/2015, in a panel on parity, presented the book and said “Let’s stop thinking about parity as a women’s issue, it is a performance issue”. Meet the authors on April 29 at a HWF event, details to be announced shortly ! The book as […]

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Osons les femmes dans l’économie ! 06/12/14 à Paris

November 30, 2014 Events

Découvrez le programme “Osons les femmes dans l’économie” conçu par Osons la France en partenariat avec l’association Financi’elles, le samedi matin 6 décembre de 10h30 à 12h15. Ce programme insolite, innovant et amusant pour un samedi matin, en parallèle du “1er forum économique pour enfants” (collégiens de 11 à 15 ans), doit toucher un public […]

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Buccellati event 20/11/14

November 21, 2014 Events

On November 20, the Harvard Club guests were wonderfully hosted at the Place Vendôme Buccellati boutique by 5th-generation designer Lucrezia Buccellati. The 25-year-old jewellery designer, who works with her father, explained how she adds a contemporary twist to classic jewellery designs, to bring them forward for the new generations. Pictures from our event : See […]

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Forum de la Mixité, Paris 01/12/14

November 18, 2014 Events

1er décembre 2014 Le Forum de la Mixité 4ème édition! Se Former, S’informer, Networker Le Forum de tous les acteurs majeurs de la mixité en France Un lieu pour faire le bilan des actions des politiques femmes/hommes – des entreprises – des collectivités – des lycées/écoles – des universitaires – des pouvoirs publics – des […]

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