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Ningen means human in Japanese. No matter how different we may be, each and every one of us is human, and deserves to be treated with kindness, compassion, grace, decency, and empathy—and must treat others the same.
 
A person of Japanese ancestry, senior vice president for University Advancement Diane MacGillivray holds Asian culture close to her heart. “It pains me to see Asians and other marginalized groups receiving perpetual backlash and facing racially motivated attacks against their communities and their worlds,” she says.   
 
This photo of Chinese lanterns, straight from Diane’s phone, symbolizes hope for a bright future. Let’s celebrate the beauty and positivity in this. Let’s raise awareness about the reality of what’s happening around us. Let’s stop the hatred toward Asian people. And let’s do our part in making the world a more equitable place for all underrepresented groups. That’s the Northeastern way—and the Women Who Empower way, too.

#NUwomenwhoempower #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #womenwhoempower #empoweredwomenempowermen #Northeastern #NortheasternUniversity #ningen #humankind #empoweredwomensupportall #Asianculture  #Asianbeauty #Asiancommunity #stophate #showlove #raiseawareness #equity #equality #kindess #compassion #grace #decency #empathy
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In 2018, Mia Shah-Dand, the CEO of the Oakland, California-based research firm Lighthouse3, created a “100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics” annual list as a rebuttal to technology leaders who complained that they couldn’t find accomplished, diverse women to hire.

This year, Northeastern computer science professor Tina Eliassi-Rad was named to the list! Professor Eliassi-Rad is proud to be identified as one of the top thinkers in the male-dominated field, but she’s even prouder of what the list represents—a community to foster networking and support while providing role models for future generations of qualified computer science professionals who also happen to be women.

We love the sentiment of this list—and that someone in our community is part of making workplaces, companies, and industries more inclusive!

#NUwomenwhoempower #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #empoweredwomenareinclusive #empoweredwomenempowerminorities #inclusiveworkplaces #diverseworkplaces #diversity #inclusion #diversityandinclusion #Northeastern #NortheasternUniversity #Northeasternprofessors #Northeasternuniversityprofessors #Khoury #KhouryCollege #KCCS #NortheasternKCCS #Lighthouse3 #100brilliantwomen #100brilliantwomeninAIethics #womeninAI #womeninethics
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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!

#WomenWhoEmpowerInnovationAward #NUwomenwhoempower #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #empoweredwomenempowermen #empoweredwomenempowercommunities #empoweredwomenempowerworld #Northeastern #NortheasternUniversity #Cartier #Cartierwomensinititive #NortheasternxCartier #NortheasternUniversitycollab #Cartiercollab #nextgen #nextgeneration #ecosystempartners #innovate #invent #grantaward
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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.

#NUwomenwhoempower #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #empoweredwomenempowermen #empoweredwomen #selfcare #care #kindness #followyourdreams #resilience #findhappiness #encouragement #encourageyoualongtheway #YewandeMasi #Ornami #natural #naturalskincare #Northeastern #NortheasternUniversity #Northeasternalum #Northeasternalumni #NortheasternSSH #NortheasternSocialSciencesandHumanities #NUBlackalum #NUBlackumni #Blackownedbusiness #BLM
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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

#NUwomenwhoempower #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #womenhelpingwomen #womenempoweringwomen #womensupportingwomen #womensfashion #Northeastern #NortheasternUniversity #NortheasternDMSB #DMSB #DamoreMcKim #NortheasternUniversitystudent #NUstudent #womanrunbusiness #fashionindustry #fashion #2021fashion #MyaBrown #JETNOIRE #JetxNoire #showtheworld #showtheworldyourecoming #smallbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #supportsmall
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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

#NUwomenwhoempower #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #empoweredwomenempowermen #womenbuildingcommunities #femalecommunityleaders #communityleader #changemaker #helpingthehungry #Northeasternalumgiveback #Northeasternalumgivingback #Northeasternalumpayitforward #giveback #payitforward #womengivingback #womenpayingitforward #altruism #Northeastern #NortheasternUniversity #YMCA #YMCAofGreaterBoston
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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

#NUwomenwhoempower #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #empoweredwomenempowermen #Northeastern #NortheasternUniversity #Northeasternevents #PursuitofPeace #ExperientialPhilanthropySeries #philanthropist #advocate #leader #lecturer #peacemaker #moverandshaker #changemaker #SwaneeHunt #AmbassadorSwaneeHunt #Ambassador
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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

#NUwomenwhoempower #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #womensupportwomen #womensupportingwomen #womensempowerment #leadershipseries #leader #femaleleader #Northeastern #NortheasternUniversity #KhouryCollege #Khoury #army #armyreserve #USarmy #USarmyreserve #lieutenantgeneral #armygeneral #leadership #adversity #resilience
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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!

#NUwomenwhoempower #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #empoweredwomenempowermen #WomensEntrepreneurshipDay #womensentrepreneurshipinitiative #womensinitiative #Cartier #CartierWomensInitiative #csuitefemales #entrepreneurship #businesswomen #femaleCEOs #womenCEOs #femaleentrepreneur #femalepresident #women #womxn
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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!

#NUwomenwhoempower #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #womensupportwomen #womensupportingwomen #leadershipseries #leader #femaleleader #empower #advocate #lead #Northeastern #NortheasternUniversity #equality #nevergiveup #fightthegoodfight #NationalHockeyLeague #NHL #braveleadership
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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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