Yarden Maoz is passionate about helping people craft personal stories that pave the way for them to experience the opportunities an MBA affords. She does this by digging deep into her clients’ career paths and life experiences to find the “so what” that will give their applications an authentic voice that make them stand out with admissions committees. Yarden is patient and understanding, but also drives for results and pushes clients to reach their full potential.
Yarden has years of experience writing and editing thanks to her Writing and Business minors, and Psychology major from Washington University in St. Louis. During the six years prior to attending business school, Yarden worked in Retail and e-Commerce for Bloomingdale’s and Sephora. She loves helping retailers transform their business models to adapt to the digital age, and went to business school to step back and obtain a broader view of business.
While earning her MBA from Harvard Business School, Yarden was involved in the Technology and Marketing Clubs, as well as the Women’s Club. She was part of the Women in Business Mentorship Program, mentoring young women at Harvard College and helping them prepare for their careers. Post HBS, Yarden helped an e-Commerce startup to build and scale new brands. She is now the VP of Business Development & Growth at an eLearning company in San Francisco.
Yarden was born in Israel, and grew up in Israel, Germany, and the US, giving her a diverse perspective, and a strong understanding of different cultures. She loves to travel, having recently completed trips to Ghana, El Salvador, and Vietnam. She also enjoys baking, especially for her niece and nephew, as well as long hikes with her husband and their 7 year old Labrador, Murphy.