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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.


The State of Women’s Advancement in Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Policy Research Symposium

Mar 3 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for this exciting half day forum that will examine and explore topics critical to the advancement of women in the workplace including pay equity, breaking glass ceilings, and policy decisions. We’ll discuss current research of women’s growth in the areas of leadership, entrepreneurship, and policy, and what it means for the future. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this timely discussion with researchers, policymakers, business leaders from Greater Boston as well as Northeastern students, faculty, alumni, and administration.

This event is presented by D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Alumni Relations, and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs.

This event has reached capacity but will be broadcast live on March 3 via Facebook Live. You may also opt to select waitlist under the registration option, and we will contact you, if space becomes available.

Livestream sponsored by the Double Husky Scholarship

Learn more and register. 



Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
Women who Empower: Global Entrepreneurship
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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


11/09/16 - BOSTON, MA. - Keynote speaker, Helen Russell, Co-founder &CEO, Equator Coffees & Teas, Inc. and President Joseph E. Aoun give remarks during the Women Who Empower event held in East Village, 17th Floor at Northeastern University on Nov. 9, 2016. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
Women who Empower Summit
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Featured Speakers:
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

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