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From the Editor’s Desk

Updated: Sep 1, 2023

Enjoy the break, you deserve it!

Alexandra Bailey Smith, Editor-in-Chief


It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone, but here we are! Congratulations to the RCs finishing up their first semester at HBS, and well done to the ECs staring down their last. We have a fun lineup of articles this month to ring in the new year and help you all celebrate winter break.


Kicking us off, Brynne Gosch advises on what to wear to keep you warm in the Boston cold. We also highlight the work of two impressive HBS professors this month. Loujaine AlMoallim interviews Ting Zhang, the first in our new series on women professors at HBS. Rory Finnegan reports on Professor Ranjay Gulati’s series interviewing CEOs on their pursuits of purpose. Both articles are sure to give you insight into how successful people leverage their background and experiences to build an impactful career.


We have two more stories demonstrating strong leadership in the Harvard community. Pallavi Chadha interviews RCs on how they are working to bridge the diversity gap in tech and VC. Alumnus Ibe Imo writes about Leadership Brainery, a startup dedicated to advancing equity in the C-suite.


To round out our collection, Professor Arthur Brooks brings us insight into overindulgence and its effect on our happiness—highly applicable to the upcoming holiday season.


With this, my final issue as Editor-in-Chief of the Harbus is complete. This was an opportunity that I will cherish forever, and I thank you all for your readership and engagement over the past year. Have a wonderful break and see you next year!


Alex Smith (MBA ’23) comes to HBS from Texas with her daughter, partner, and two dogs. Before HBS, she worked for Chevron Technology Ventures. After HBS, she is excited to be joining the climate tech startup Solugen. Coaxing smiles out of her newborn, listening to podcasts on long walks, and watching the Astros win the World Series are some of her favorite pastimes.

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