The Women who Empower vision is to inspire the next generation of female leaders and provide direct access to diverse thought leaders, promote individual networking, and strengthen community and industry partnerships at Northeastern University. The program offers unique opportunities to learn from established leaders with experience and knowledge for the development of your career success.
She Started It: Film Screening and Reception
Apr. 12 | 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a special screening of “She Started It,” an award winning documentary film that follows five passionate, trailblazing young women who strive to compete and thrive in the male-dominated tech startup industry. The evening will include a question-and-answer session with the film’s director and producer, Nora Poggi and a networking reception with fellow Northeastern alumni, students, and entrepreneurs.
This event is co-presented by IDEA: Northeastern’s Venture Accelerator and the Northeastern University Office of Alumni Relations.
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 GE
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.
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’08