Northeastern University’s Women Who Empower program is grounded in the belief that there is tremendous power and impact in sharing our stories and creating connections with others.
This special community and forum offers inspiration, engagement, and learning through unique opportunities to hear from distinguished speakers with diverse experiences and professional paths.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018
International Women’s Day: London, Boston, San Francisco
On International Women’s Day, we are taking our program to new places in celebration of our global network of female leaders. Northeastern alumni, parents, students, and friends will gather in Boston, San Francisco, and London in celebration of our global network of women leaders. Join us in inspiring and investing in future generations of women who empower!
Ham Yard Hotel | 6:00 p.m.
Engage with our global community, including university leaders Diane MacGillivray, Philomena Mantella, Rick Davis, and featured speakers, author Bella Pollen P’22, and fashion icon and documentarian Farida Khelfa P’22. Enjoy complimentary food and cocktails while experiencing a rockin’ performance by our award-winning Nor’easters!
Boston | Alumni Center | 6:00 p.m.
Our inspiring panel of accomplished alumnae have made it their mission to advance women’s professional success. As leaders, they are empowering women to reach their goals and status in the workplace. From each of their stories, you’ll learn new strategies for achieving your goals in areas such as strategic networking, salary negotiation, and making your next moves. Join us for lively conversation with our alumni community to gain fresh ideas and make new connections.
The Power of Science & Entrepreneurship: Discovering Our Future
San Francisco | The Marker Hotel | 6:00 p.m.
Join members of our Bay Area community at a special evening of inspiration, engagement, and learning dedicated to the female scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs who are discovering, creating, and powering the future.
Registration for these events is complimentary. Please consider making a gift of $25 or more to the Women Who Empower Fund to support future events and generations of young women leading the way in our classrooms, labs, arenas, companies, and communities. Gifts to Women Who Empower will help ensure that young women at Northeastern have every opportunity to pursue their passions and professional paths.
Share on social media using #NUWomenWhoEmpower and #AlumniNU when you register for the event!
Know a strong, female alumna who has broken the mold to inspire the next generation of female leaders? Tell us about her! Fill out a quick survey to share why you think we should profile the alumna. (You can also nominate yourself!)
Women Who Empower events feature some of the most accomplished leaders in industry sharing their expertise with attendees. Below is a sample of the great insights shared through the program, from advice on how to be an entrepreneur to sharing perspectives on the future of big data.
Visit our YouTube page for a full collection of videos from previous events.CLOSE
The Women Who Empower Fund supports women’s initiatives on campus, including providing greater opportunities for female undergraduate students of merit and need to pursue a Northeastern education. Your investment empowers the growth and development of future generations of women leaders.
You may make a gift online.
“As a donor and as Chair of the Board, I am pleased to support the efforts of Women Who Empower to acknowledge women for their leadership, foster mentors, and ignite opportunities for women at every level.”
—Henry Nasella, UC’77, H’08CLOSE
Kathleen Breen Combes, CPS’16 | Boston Ballet
Eve Bridburg | GrubStreet, Inc.
Silvia López Chavez | Artist
Danielle Duplin | FreeWind Productions
Lauren Shapiro | Journalist and Culinary Historian
Erin French | The Lost Kitchen
Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
Beyond the Label: Redefining Success on Your Own Terms
Keynote Speaker: Maureen Chiquet | Former Global CEO of Chanel and Author of Beyond the Label
Moderator: Linda Pizzuti Henry | Managing Director at The Boston Globe and Co-Founder of HUBweek
Christina Kach COE’09, MS’16 | Associate Consultant of Continuous Improvement Methodology, Liberty Mutual
Azita Razzaghi BHS’88, PhD’91 | Head of Safety and Pharmacovigilance, Verastem Inc.
Allison Ventura CCIS’15 | Senior Software Engineer, HubSpot
Moderator: Dr. Jackie Isaacs, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, College of Engineering
Opening Remarks: Dean Carla Brodley, College of Computer and Information Science
Closing Remarks: Dean Susan Parish, Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Work Smart Salary Negotiation
Keynote Speaker: Ashley Paré, AGS’09 | Founder of Own Your Worth
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
She Started It Film Screening and Reception
Keynote Speaker: Nora Poggi, Film Director and Producer
Monday, March 27, 2017
Career Workshop for Creative Professionals
Keynote Speaker: Jess Peterson, AMD’07 | CEO & Creative Producer of Mighty Oak and HATCH Stories
Event Chairs: Jamie Ladge | Associate Professor, Management and Organizational Development & Alicia Sasser Modestino | Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Economics; Associate Director, Dukakis Center
Moderator: Katie Johnston | Boston Globe Reporter
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Kerry, H’15 | Co-Founder and CEO, Seed Global Health
Moderator: Dr. Carmen Sceppa | Professor and Chair, Department of Health Sciences
Meredith “Max” Hodges | Boston Ballet
Kristen Kish | “Top Chef”; “36 Hours”
Helen Russell, DMSB ’88 | Equator Coffees & Teas
Maryrose Sylvester | Current powered by GECLOSE