Cassidy Wald, from the Harvard Business School (HBS) M.B.A. Class of 2023, has been named the recipient of the School’s Dean’s Award.
This award celebrates the extraordinary achievements of a graduating student who, during their time in their program, has made a positive impact on Harvard, Harvard Business School, and/or broader communities through exceptional acts of leadership. Nominations come from across the HBS community.
“This year’s Dean’s Award recipient exemplifies the School’s mission and values,” said Dean Srikant Datar. “Cassidy has expanded our community’s understanding of disability and accessibility. She worked tirelessly to improve and enhance Harvard Business School’s programs and processes — from admissions through career and professional development — to ensure that every student can thrive, and that our community is stronger and more empathetic. Because of her efforts, future leaders will have a better understanding of how disabilities affect the lives and work of their co-workers and teams, and steps they can take to make their organizations more inclusive. I am deeply grateful for her contributions.”