Joan Colligan (HRPBA 1963, MBA 1964)

"The program, as far as I was concerned, was a wonderful, wonderful opportunity for young women to learn about a world that they would not necessarily have been exposed to either then, or now. And gave them the foundations, and the basic functions of an organization that would allow them to move into the corporate world, or the not-for-profit world, as it is today, and function perfectly well."

Joan Colligan serves as an independent consultant to corporations and non-profit organizations. She previously served as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, Inc., as Vice President Marketing/Planning and Research for CBS/Sony Music Entertainment and as Managing Consultant of the Training and Organizational practice within The Human Resource Partnership (TRP), LLC. Her work has appeared in company and industry publications, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Before HBS


After HBS

Interview by Jeff Cruikshank, June 13, 2008. HBS Archives. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Excerpts from the Women at HBS Oral History Collection, 2008, Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School. Inquiries regarding research use of the collection should be directed to Baker Library Historical Collections at Copyright © 2013 President and Fellows of Harvard College.