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We’re delighted to announce the Women Who Empower Innovation Awards! We are committed to supporting the next generation of talented innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs, and are collaborating with individuals and ecosystem partners, like Cartier, to offer this exciting grant opportunity. 
 
These awards will elevate the work of Northeastern students, alumni, faculty, and staff who are exploring promising ideas, tackling societal issues through an existing business, and everything in between. Click the link in our bio for more information. There are only 100 application spots, so get yours in now!

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After one door closed, Yewande Masi, SSH’09, began her search for happiness and quickly learned that “sometimes finding happiness is process of elimination.” With the support of friends and family, Yewande launched Ornami, an all-natural skincare line that offers products sans toxic ingredients. Knowing what a crucial role Yewande’s community played in helping her pick up the pieces, she’s paying it forward through her brand. With Ornami, Yewande says she’s here to “encourage you along the way.” Check out her products through the link in our bio—and start a personal and self-care journey with Yewande’s positive touch! Now, more than ever, it’s crucial we are kind to ourselves, our loved ones, our community, and world.

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Throughout her youth, Mya Brown, DMSB‘21, had a fashion sense that stood out from the crowd—she even tried customizing her private school uniform! This passion and fire for expressing herself and her identity through apparel continued to grow. And today, Mya’s line, JET NOIRE, is empowering women to show off their identities authentically through fashion. JET NOIRE provides its customers with opportunities to “show the world you’re coming.” We want to emulate this notion in 2021. Let’s show up positively, kindly…and maybe even more fashionably this year!

📸: @vlkaiser.photography

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When Wendy Zinn was a student at Northeastern, she worked at the YMCA of Greater Boston for all three of her co-ops. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1990, Wendy was offered a job at the Y…and the rest is history. Thirty years later, now senior vice president for partnerships and responsibility, Wendy remains a pillar for the Y community. She has helped immensely during the pandemic—building partnerships, creating operations plans, and supplying more than 5,000 meals per week to those in need. Wendy says “I’ve spent my whole career figuring out how to do things, then doing them.” Her passion to solve problems and serve will never stop. Knowing there is still a huge need, Wendy is always thinking about “what else we can do.”

It’s people like Wendy who show us the light during dark times, and serve as an inspiration to us daily. We are so grateful to say she’s part of the Women Who Empower community.

📸: @rubywallau

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Ambassador Swanee Hunt: Philanthropist. Advocate. Leader. Lecturer. Peacemaker. Mover and shaker. Changemaker. We could go on and on! Swanee’s impact on society is truly immeasurable. Join us this Monday, December 7, 12:00pm-1:00pm ET for a program, A Pursuit of Peace, featuring Swanee herself. You won’t want to miss this! #linkinbio

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Through her company, Noank Nibbles, Elisa Coppelman, has created a system that gives back to the charming community it’s named after. Proceeds from artisan herbs, spices, dips, teas, and more go directly to a special education program in Noank’s local school district.

It’s a time that many of us think about who and what we’re grateful for. We’re grateful for the people and companies that support others in their work, like Elisa and Noank Nibbles. And there’s more where that came from in our network! To show your gratitude for our female founders, stay tuned for our Women Who Empower Marketplace launch!

#NUwomenwhoempower #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #empoweredwomenempowermen #NoankNibbles #Noanklocalbusinness #supportlocal #localbusiness #femaleentrepreneur #businesswomen #ElisaCoppelman #specialeducation #Northeastern #NortheasternUniversity #WomenWhoEmpowerMarketplace #marketplace
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This July, Lieutenant General Jody Daniels began her journey as the first female to be named Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve. With more than 30 years of service to the United States, in positions and roles that were predominantly male, Daniels is taking this new challenge in stride. Accompanied by her excellent leadership skills, resiliency, and adversity, she says, “I hope that I’m opening a door for other women to follow me.”

To hear more inspiring sentiments, join us tomorrow, Monday, November 23, for a conversation with Lieutenant General Jody Daniels herself. #linkinbio

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Happy Women’s Entrepreneurship Day to all the hardworking, changemaking businesspeople in and out of our network! We hope you were able to join us yesterday as we celebrated alongside Mercedes Abramo, president and CEO of Cartier North America. This conversation reiterated why, now more than ever, it’s important to elevate womxn in the entrepreneurship space as Cartier is doing with the Cartier Women’s Initiative and as we are doing with our women’s entrepreneurship initiative.

P.S. Stay tuned for a fun announcement to celebrate our incredible female founders!

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This week, we feel inspired and connected to our to network like never before. Yesterday, we had the pleasure of hearing Kim Davis speak. Kim is a wonderful leader, advocate, and voice for all people.

As the Senior Executive Vice President of Social Impact, Growth Initiative & Legislative Affairs at the National Hockey League, her goal is for hockey to look like society one day. And, regardless of the challenges she faces, she has no plans to give up. As she says, it’s important to treat this like learning to skate: “Get up after you fall. Over and over again.”

This goes for everything. Life will always throw challenges our way, but it’s up to us to never give up and to always fight the good fight!

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You know we love all-things women’s leadership—and that’s why we can’t recommend enough connecting to R.I.S.E. Founded by Hilina Ajakaiye, MBA’17, R.I.S.E. is a platform that hosts conferences and provides mentorship opportunities that aim to inspire, connect, and support women across all age groups, professions, and backgrounds. Follow @risewlc_ to stay up to date about ways to get involved with this fabulous organization!

#NUwomenwhoempower #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #womensupportwomen #womensupportingwomen #empowered #RISE #womenRISE #RiseWLC #womensleadership #womanrunbusiness #womanrun #mentorships #conferences #inspire #connect #support #Northeastern #NortheasternUniversity #DamoreMcKim
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Natasha Taylor, DMSB/AMD’12, MS’16: Professional multi-tasker. Crafty creative. Top-notch marketer. Natasha truly flexed her inventive muscles as an undergraduate student at Northeastern. Homework sessions with fellow classmate and friend, Amelia Rossi, AMD’13, turned into We’re Into It, their business specializing in hand lettering, calligraphy, and design for a plethora of occasions. The work of these two art-savvy superstars has been featured in The Knot, Junebug Weddings, and HGTV Magazine, as well as on Buzzfeed.

What’s more is that Natasha worked at Northeastern for years and played a significant role in branding the Women Who Empower initiative and Summit—and is now a Women Who Empower Ambassador. Talk about life coming full circle!

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Ammy Lowney, SSH’05, proves that it’s never too late to try something new. After nearly a decade of teaching Boston Public School students, she combined her passion for social issues from her teaching curriculum with her husband’s medical background to open Juicygreens. Now she and her husband are constantly dreaming up new recipes for their socially responsible café focused on serving healthy food and building a community that’s accessible to all. Their passion is truly palpable. Click the #linkinbio to hear a firsthand account of the Juicygreens journey.

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Who doesn’t want to be “unapologetically dope?” Join us this Monday, October 26, for a talk with Dr. Nicki Washington, Professor of the Practice of Computer Science at Duke University. Moderated by Dean Carla Brodley, this conversation will unpack Dr. Washington's book Unapologetically Dope: Lessons for Black Women and Girls on Surviving and Thriving in the Tech Field, and touch on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in the computer science and tech industries. Register using the link in our bio and learn how we can improve cultural competency in workplaces across the nation. Let’s be unapologetically dope together!

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New data has been released breaking down statistics around the overall venture capital environment for women in the U.S.—and it’s clear that these numbers need to change. This is why we work closely and collaboratively with the university’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative.

Melissa Withers, who received her master’s degree at Northeastern and co-founded RevUp Capital back in 2015, recently shared her candid thoughts on the matter: "When it comes to unraveling systemic racial and gender bias in the investment community, this data affirms that we are only at the beginning of a very long and difficult fight.”

This is why we do what we do here at @nuwomenwhoempower. Thanks for being part of our community!

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An American passport changed the life of Alexandra Tarzikhan, BHS’15, L’18, who grew up in Syria and came to the United States at the start of her home country’s civil war. Now, she’s using what she’s learned through both her personal and professional experiences to bring awareness to the refugee crisis and advocate for human rights of all sorts. Thank you, Alexandra, for raising these important issues!⁣

Follow Alexandra’s Instagram account, @meetarefugee, to see firsthand stories of refugees and broaden your knowledge of issues facing our world and listen to her feature on the @northeastern_alumni podcast, Northeastern Next, by visiting alumni.northeastern.edu/story/alexandra-tarzikhan!

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The theme of this year’s International Day of the Girl is “My Voice, Our Equal Future.” When we think of women in our network who embody this notion, one name that comes to mind is Diane MacGillivray, senior vice president of university advancement and creator of our Women Who Empower initiative. Diane, always quite the firecracker (as shown in this photo!), has made it her mission to use her powerful voice to positively influence, inspire, and elevate the next generation of women at Northeastern and beyond. ⁣⁣
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In honor of International Day of the Girl, let’s all use our voices to work for an equal future for women around the world. Join the university’s Interdisciplinary Women’s Council tomorrow for several conversations with female leaders and activists who are fighting the good fight! #linkinbio⁣⁣
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