On Saturday, media entrepreneur Mo Abudu posted on Instagram that she had just accepted a position as an Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School (HBS). She clearly mentioned, “I started my fellowship yesterday, September 30th.”
When Harvard Business School included a case study of EbonyLife Media in their curriculum for first-year MBA students last year, Mo Abudu joined a long list of CEOs, including Warren Buffet and Elon Musk, whose tactics and actions had been analyzed as case studies at the institution.
The Executive Fellows Program makes use of the skills of exceptional practitioners, including graduates, who collaborate with HBS professors to impart their business expertise to the MBA program and the School.
As stated by Harvard Business School,
By collaborating with staff members and MBA students on extracurricular and co-curricular activities, the fellows support the school. These include, but are not limited to, co-leading Short Intensive Programs (SIPs), providing career counseling and development coaching, co-teaching course sessions in the elective curriculum, and leading workshop sessions. By working together with academics on case creation and other research projects, they also contribute their experience to the School’s HBS Online and Executive Education programs. The length of a fellow appointment can be prolonged and ranges from a few months to one year.
For me to accept this position as an HBS Executive Fellow and to exchange experiences is truly an honor and a privilege. My main area of interest will be research, but I will also do some teaching and provide MBA students with coaching and advice. In conjunction with HBS faculty, I will be working on a one-of-a-kind, engaging, and exciting project throughout my stay here. I’m eager to share more details about this project with you shortly! Mo Abudu added that she was still the CEO of the EbonyLife Group as she continued in her position. “For a predetermined period, this appointment is part-time. Over the next few months, I’ll share my time between Boston, London, Los Angeles, and Lagos,” she said.