The Women’s Interdisciplinary Society of Entrepreneurship (WISE) is a student-led group at Northeastern University dedicated to helping women develop an innovative mindset through interactive workshops, a thought-incubator, and mentorship pairings.
Only 5% of venture capital funding goes to women founded companies, and there are more men named James leading Fortune 500 companies than women leading Fortune 500 companies. WISE was created to change those statistics! We believe that by showcasing entrepreneurial thinking in all fields and industries, more women will be encouraged to pursue entrepreneurship. With a strong sense of community and a diverse set of programs, the WISE women are hoping to empower others who are interested in starting a company or applying an innovative mindset to whatever they pursue in the future.
Learn By Doing
WISE provides students the opportunity to explore curiosities and discover paths together. Experiential learning is at the heart of Northeastern University, and WISE builds upon its ethos.
Whether you are looking to attend interactive workshops that showcase entrepreneurship in every light, find a mentor to help develop personal and professional skills, or strengthen problem solving skills through working on a semester long project, WISE has an opportunity for you!
“I didn’t know where I fit into the equation (of business) and WISE is helping me figure that out.”
“Here I feel comfortable to go up to anyone and start talking. I haven’t felt that anywhere else.”
From Our Founders
WISE has given us the opportunity to learn from others, develop ourselves professionally, find our individual leadership styles, and make new friends!”
– Eliana Berger & Mia Nguyen
Our Upcoming Events
2019 WISE SUMMIT
The WISE Summit will further foster and expand the WISE community by inviting students of all colleges at Northeastern University to attend a day-long event where we gather together to learn from each other and grow with one another- embodying the summit theme, “Stronger Together.” In addition to a keynote speaker, lightning talks and workshop breakout sessions that vary across interdisciplinary topics, we plan to have a career fair featuring representatives from Boston startups and companies, a marketplace with original products created by Northeastern alumnae, and so much more!
WISE News & Announcements
A WISE Year in Review
It was a monumental year for WISE, the Women’s Interdisciplinary Society of Entrepreneurship! What was initially an idea 7 months ago, is now an official student organization at Northeastern University that has a community of over 300 women. Reflecting upon the last semester, there is much that we are proud of and also many lessons that were learned.
The WISE 2019 Impact Report
2018-19 was an incredible year for WISE. We launched our programming, held community events, and bolstered our brand.