At Harvard, WW chief highlights value of risk

When Mindy Grossman is pressed to define her various career roles in a single word, she lands on “transformer.” That’s how the chief executive officer of WW Inc. — rebranded from Weight Watchers International — described herself Thursday during an appearance at Harvard University. Grossman, who participated in a discussion organized by the Harvard Association for Law and Business as part of its annual Symposium Week, spoke about how the 56-year-old company — under increasing pressure from competitors — has evolved with the times by emphasizing wellness along with weight loss.

Students Navigating the Worlds of Law and Business

Students Navigating the Worlds of Law and Business

For students interested in the confluence of business and law, there is one group on campus that has taken the lead in connecting them with business figures for career advice. The Harvard Association for Law and Business has grown from an organization of 50 to one of more than 700 members—drawn by a robust weekly speaker series as well as other events that promote networking and mentoring, among other benefits.

From assisting Larry Summers to assisting abused children, an HLS student organizes support

Matthew Schoenfeld ’12

Since Matthew Schoenfeld ’12 became president of the Harvard Association of Law and Business last year, it has attracted an impressive array of alumni mentors for students interested in business-related careers. This year, he launched an initiative to raise funds to mentor another group—abused children. This January, Schoenfeld arranged for a partnership between the HALB and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts, to raise money for children in need of mentorship due to abusive situations and child welfare intervention.