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Entrepreneur Leadership Support Group - A SUCCESS!

This Spring, the Association launched a pilot leadership, support & mentorship group for a small number of MIT and Sloan alumni who are founders or CEOs on their entrepreneurial journey.

The purpose of this group was to progress the vision, build the support system and grow alumni as leaders.  Entrepreneurs, by nature of the role, constantly have to present the best face of their young company and are often alone in that process. This group, moderated by Melissa Webster, MBA '09, an expert facilitator provided a confidential setting to get real with fellow entrepreneurs in the trenches and especially learn from each other.

This group met six (6) times over three months, twice a month for two hours. 

Bio: Melissa Webster has nearly two decades of experience in management and marketing. Her obsession is making connections that facilitate doing what matters most. In her consulting practice, she delivers frameworks and strategies to help individuals and teams tie their actions to passion and purpose. Melissa also creates affinity groups for entrepreneurs and other leaders to grow relationships and increase impact and, in 2015, founded Vulnerability Lab to offer programs supporting professional and personal courage. Melissa holds an MBA from MIT Sloan, where she focused on entrepreneurship and innovation in the energy sector, and a BA in Architecture from Wellesley College.

Alumni comments about their experiences: 

"Best peer-to-peer group confientiality. [I] made some great contacts and perhaps friendships that I hope will last a long time."  

"It's nice to share all, and it was helpful to let other people speak and to see if I had something to give them."  

"If you need a confidential place to share the entrepreneur trials and tribulations, then it's useful."

"I think that when we had case studies of specfic topics where participants had prepared a presentation, this was the most beneficial."

For more information on future sessions, please contact Tina Kruczynski, Program Coordinator, MITSBAA or Neheet Trivedi, Board Member MITSBAA.

 

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