Women Who Inspire
Northeastern University has made a special commitment to support the advancement and scholarship of women in technology, engineering, science, and sustainability. The mission of the Women who Inspire Speaker Series is to empower the next generation of women leaders, provide direct access to industry professionals, promote individual networking, support corporate partnerships, and develop mentoring groups at Northeastern.
These prestigious panel events offer unique opportunities to learn from accomplished women CEOs and senior thought leaders who present diverse and engaging points of view, while discussing new technology, future trends, and business challenges. Events are open to students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, Board of Trustees, Corporation members, and industry professionals. Men are encouraged to attend. Topics include: disruptive technology and future trends; cloud computing, big data, and 3-D imaging; renewable energy and sustainability; global entrepreneurs driving change; and innovation in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
To learn more, please contact:
Special Advisor to the Senior Vice President for University Advancement
To help inspire the next generation of women leaders, Northeastern invites individual and corporate support of the Women who Inspire Scholarship Fund. With your gift, you will join us in promoting the growth and development of undergraduate and graduate students in technology, engineering, science, and sustainability. You may make a gift online or by calling Kate Carleton at 617.373.7694.
“Showcasing accomplished women, recognizing the impact of their leadership, and demonstrating the compelling reasons for their professional and personal successes are the key elements of the Women who Inspire Speaker Series. As a donor and as Chair of the Board, I am pleased to support these efforts to acknowledge women for their leadership, foster mentors, and ignite opportunities for women at every level.”
—Henry Nasella, UC'77, H'08
Marcy Reed, AP'86, a Women who Inspire panelist, speaks about the importance of women leaders sharing their professional experiences and the impact it has for the next generation.
Danielle Duplin, PNT'17, speaks about the power of networking and the exclusive opportunity for women leaders to speak with the Northeastern community on their experiences.
February 17, 2015 | Santa Clara, CA
Kim Stevenson, DMSB’85 | Corporate VP & Chief Information Officer | Intel
Seval Oz | CEO | Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems
Michelle Dennedy | VP & Chief Privacy Officer | McAfee
Moderator: Jim Dolce, PNT’18 | CEO | Lookout (cybersecurity)
November 19, 2014 | Boston
Diane Hessan | Chair | Communispace Corporation
Vanessa Kerry, MD | CEO | Seed Global Health
Jules Pieri | Co-Founder & CEO | The Grommet
Pamela Goldberg | CEO | Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
September 18, 2014 | Boston
Naomi Fried, PhD | Chief Innovation Officer | Boston Children's Hospital
Flora Sah, MS’95 | SVP and COO, Enterprise Risk Management | State Street
Deborah Theobald | Co-Founder and CEO | Vecna Technologies (robotics)
Moderator: Dr. Carla Brodley | Dean, College of Computer and Information Science | Northeastern University
Education: Empowering Girls One Book at a Time Article
April 23, 2014 | Boston
Nicholas Kristof | Co-author of Half the Sky, Pulitzer Prize winner, and New York Times columnist
John Wood | Founder & Co-Chair | Room to Read
Sheryl WuDunn | Co-author of Half the Sky and Pulitzer Prize winner
Moderator: Sheila Marcelo | Founder and CEO | Care.com
Christine Cournoyer, MA'75 | CEO | N-of-One Therapeutics
Deborah Dunsire, MD | President and CEO | Forum Pharmaceuticals
Adelene Perkins | President and CEO | Infinity Pharmaceuticals
Moderator: Ann Taylor, MD | Global Head of the Program Office | Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Wendi Goldsmith | CEO and Founder | Bioengineering Group
Mindy Lubber | President and Founding Board Member | Ceres
Moderator: Susan Hunt Stevens | Founder and CEO | WeSpire