Frances Messano: Following Her Heart From Wall Street To NewSchools Venture Fund

Frances-MessanoAlumna: Harvard Business School (MBA, ‘08) and
Harvard College (BA, Economics, ‘02)

A native of Brooklyn, Frances Messano benefited from having parents determined to ensure her success in life and a non-profit that opened the door to an exceptional education. After graduating from Harvard College, Frances started her career in finance but soon realized her work needed to align more closely with her values. She obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School (HBS) and, after strategic roles in consulting and at Teach for America (TFA), she landed at NewSchools Venture Fund (NSVF), a mission-driven venture philanthropy that invests in social entrepreneurs who are reimagining K-12 education. It’s a role that seems tailor-made for Frances, who brings her entire self to work…what she calls being “Fully Frances.” Continue reading

En avant toutes: les femmes, le travail et le pouvoir

gaylePour réussir dans sa carrière professionnelle, il est important d’avoir des role models et mentors. Ceci est encore plus vrai pour les jeunes filles et femmes. Un livre que j’apprécie beaucoup et que je recommande à toutes les jeunes filles et femmes de lire c’est le livre de Sheryl Sandberg “En avant toutes: les femmes, le travail et le pouvoir.” Si votre anglais est correct, je vous conseille de lire la version originale en anglais: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Continue reading