Turning Adversity into Advantage
Dr. Laura Huang, Harvard University
Thursday, December 3, 2020
9:00 – 10:00pm (Eastern)
Many of today’s college students — and college institutions — face daunting adversities. Join Laura Huang, Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School and author of Edge: Turning Adversity Into Advantage (Portfolio, 2020), for a discussion of adversity, advantage, and resilience in higher education.
Hosted by Dr. Jessica Bacal of Smith College, author of Mistakes I Made at Work (Plume, 2015).
Laura Huang is an Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School. She received a BSE and MS from Duke University, an MBA from INSEAD, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine. Her research examines interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace, and she has been published widely, including in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She has been featured in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Nature, and was named one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants.
Jessica Bacal is Director of Reflective and Integrative Practices and of The Narratives Project at Smith College. She received a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, an Ed.D. from Bank Street College of Education, and an MFA in writing from Hunter College, CUNY. She is the editor of Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong (2014) and The Rejection That Changed My Life: 25+ Powerful Women on Being Let Down, Turning It Around, and Burning It Up at Work (2021).