Worldwide Events

Annual Women in Leadership Dinner Goes Global

“We had a great Women in Leadership dinner in Shanghai,” Sharon Yang, MBA 99, wrote after the event. “Our conversation mostly centered around tough business realities and challenges women (expat women in particular) face in China. All of us met someone we haven’t met before, and we all look forward to attending similar events in the future.” That sentiment was shared by the more than 300 Haas alumnae and friends who expanded the concept of the school’s annual Women in Leadership (WIL) dinner around the world on April 16. Inspired by the highly successful event in Berkeley, Haas Alumni Network chapter boards in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, New York City, and the South Bay organized their own WIL dinners to network and forge new friendships.

SF Celebration Explores Innovation and Culture

How does a company weave innovation into the fabric of its culture? David Reimer (left), former chief marketing officer of Yahoo!, and John Hanke (middle), MBA 96, director of product management at Google Maps, Local, and Earth, answered that question in a talk with Dean Rich Lyons at the Seventh Annual Haas Celebration in San Francisco in March.

Watch a video of the talk

SF Celebration

Haas Community Connects at Reunion Weekend

Reunion The MBA Class of 2004 is all smiles at the family picnic, which capped off the annual MBA Reunion Weekend in late April. Over 500 alumni participated in three jam-packed days of activities, including personalized career coaching, class dinners, and a “Haas After Dark” party. “MBA Refresher” courses with faculty and a keynote presentation by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone were the highlights of the All-Alumni Conference. Reunion photos and videos can be found at



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