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Erica Dhawan
Erica Dhawan is a globally recognized Harvard leadership expert and keynote speaker teaching business leaders and companies specific strategies and creative actions to unleash the potential and performance of teams--ranging from team alignment, multi-generational engagement, women's leadership, and innovation. Dhawan is also a Young Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum. Dhawan consults with corporations and universities under Erica Dhawan advisory services and has spoken on global stages, from the World Economic Forum at Davos to Fedex Headquarters to Harvard University.

Erica writes for Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Huffington Post and has been featured in Business Insider, Newsweek, Teen People and USA Today. Previously, she worked at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. She has a MPA from Harvard University, MBA from MIT Sloan, and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School.

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Entries by Erica Dhawan

5 Ways to Get Noticed for all the Right Reasons

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 9:37 AM

Being smart about your connections with others can have a real impact on your success in the workplace. Whether you are trying to get hired, make the most of your network, or make work feel more meaningful, these steps will help you stand out of a crowd and tap into...

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Choose Excellence, Class of 2013

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2013 | 2:13 PM

Last week, I attended Arianna Huffington's inspiring Third Metric conference on redefining success. Two days later, I found myself as the commencement speaker for the Class of 2013 at my alma mater, Sewickley Academy in Pittsburgh, PA.

Reflecting back on the last ten years of my career,...

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Davos This Week: The Quota Wars Live On

(2) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 2:23 PM

As CEOs, celebrities and champagne converge on the snowy streets of Davos this week for the 2013 World Economic Forum, the media is enjoying its own spin on the world's most exclusive event. While the mix of people at the event is slowly changing with the rise of World Economic...

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Business Schools Must Teach Unlearning

(4) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 9:52 AM

After consuming $200,000 worth of business education in Wharton's undergraduate program and MIT Sloan's MBA program, I found a new mantra: Unlearn it all. Each year, thousands of MBAs funnel through institutes like Wharton, MIT Sloan, and Harvard Business School ready to storm the corporate boardrooms... Yet, these MBAs are...

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Business Schools Don't Prepare Women For Leadership Roles

(7) Comments | Posted February 13, 2012 | 12:54 PM

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Last week's Sloan Women in Management Conference on 'Innovating Through Adversity' posed tough questions about the systemic gender inequalities that still exist in business today. Marissa Mayer of Google, Jennifer Siebel Newsom of "Miss Representation," and Fredericka...

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Gen Y Women Need to Take the Stage

(11) Comments | Posted November 28, 2011 | 2:29 PM

It was a beautiful fall day at Harvard and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study was hosting a day-long symposium titled "The New Majority? Past, Present and Future of Women in the Workplace." The four panelists, all white women and all baby boomers, sat on the stage in business attire...

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