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May 2-4, 2022
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Laura Huang
Professor at Harvard Business School and Best Selling Author “Edge”


Laura Huang is a professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Laura's research examines interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace. She is the creator and co-founder of Project EMplify, an initiative dedicated to addressing inequality and disadvantage through personal empowerment.

Her award-winning research has been featured in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Nature, and she was named one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under The Age of 40 by Poets & Quants, and to the Thinkers 50 Radar list as one of the leading management thinkers in the world. 

Previously, she held positions in investment banking, consulting, and management for organizations such as Standard Chartered Bank, IBM Chartered Bank, IBM Global Services and Johnson & Johnson. 

Laura holds an MS and BSE in electrical engineering, both from Duke University, an MBA from INSEAD, and a PHD from the University of California, Irvine. Her first book is entitled EDGE : Turning Adversity Into Advantage. 

Harvard Business School Professor Laura Huang dives deep into the world of grit to analyze how it can be harnessed and utilized effectively. She’s found that success isn’t so much about the amount of talent you have—it’s about making the most of what you do have. And that’s what her groundbreaking concept of “edge” is: hard work, plus. Her recently released book Edge explores how you can work in a way that creates the most value for your efforts—and find the most success. An expert in decision-making, Laura brings her diverse work and research background to analyzing the role of gut instinct in making choices. Her wide array of experiences informs her fascinating research, and in her compelling talks she’ll show you how to access your own edge, and harness your gut instincts on the path to success.

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Agenda Sessions

  • 30 min KEYNOTE speech: Turning Adversity into the Advantage followed by fireside chat q/a