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The mission of the Women Who Inspire Speaker Series is to embolden the next generation of female leaders, provide access to industry trailblazers, promote networking and career building, support corporate partnerships, and develop mentoring groups at Northeastern University. The Speaker Series is comprised of four events a year and offers unique opportunities to learn from accomplished CEOs and senior thought leaders with diverse and engaging viewpoints on industry trends, innovation, business challenges, and career paths. Women Who Inspire launched its 2014–2015 speaker series, addressing innovation and technology.


  • On May 6, 2017 business leader Ellen Zane is speaking on the important topic of “The Future of Healthcare.” Ellen is a nationally known speaker who served as President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children. She was the first woman and first non-physician to hold the CEO position in the 220-year history of the hospital.