Women Students

Resources for Women Students

While women are no longer overtly barred from pursuing any career, it is clear that they face a different set of circumstances from their male classmates. With this in mind, Employer Engagement and Career Design created sheLEADS, a programming initiative that provides skill development in the areas of negotiation and communication, and brings successful female professionals to campus.

Interesting Statistics: women earn on average 77% of what men earn in comparable careers; this gender wage gap has not improved in the last 10 years. Women are about 50% of the workforce, but only 4.2% of Fortune 500 CEOs and 38% of management. Women are just 18.1% of Congress.

Women and Work: Prominent Issues


Negotiation, particularly salary negotiation, can be daunting for both men and women, but recent studies have shown that only 7% of women who receive an offer attempt to negotiate as opposed to 57% of men. Knowledge is power: learn more about the obstacles women face when negotiating and check out our salary negotiation guide to make sure you're as prepared as possible.

Communication/Body Language

There are statistics out there that claim 60-80% of communication is through body language and tone. It goes without saying that women are held to a different standard than men in regards to the "correct" way to speak and act both at work and at home.

Upcoming Workshops presented by sheLEADS

Click here to find upcoming workshops and events.

Northeastern Resources for Women

Professional Associations for Women

Getting involved in professional organizations that are specific to your industry is a great way to build meaning relationships and a professional network. There are numerous professional organizations that are specific to women click here for a complete list. sheLEADS at Northeastern

Websites and Blogs for Professional Women

Social media is a great way to connect with women facing similar issues. Here is a list of over 30 blogs, written by women, for women adapted from a Forbes article.

Career Contessa is a career development site for women by women, featuring over 150 detailed career profiles of successful women at every stage in her career and daily advice on careers and achieving a fulfilled life.