From finance to fashion, healthcare to health and fitness,
entrepreneurship to engineering, Women Who Empower
has an event for you. Here are some previous and upcoming
panels and summits.



Join us for dynamic and interactive events all over the world, where women from all walks of life share stories and wisdom about overcoming challenges and achieving professional success. Find inspiration in this group of empowered, impassioned, and purpose-driven peers.

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Women who Empower: Our World

March, 2019


Boston, Massachusetts
San Francisco, California
Dubai United Arab Emirates
Charlotte, North Carolina
Toronto, Canada
Seattle, Washington

Women who Empower: Are You In?

Wednesday, November 18, 2018

Nastia Liukin – Five-time Olympic Medalist and Co-Founder of Grander
Robbie Myers – Editor-in-Chief of & Former Editor-in-Chief of ELLE
Cheryl Kaplan – President and Co-Founder of M.Gemi
Anjimile – Singer-Songwriter
Fernanda Tapia – Chef and Co-Owner of Comedor
Henry Nasella, UC’77, H’08 – Chair Emeritus, Northeastern University Board of Trustees

Women who Empower our World

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Diane MacGillivray: Senior Vice President of University Advancement, Northeastern University
Philomena Mantella: Senior Vice President & CEO of Northeastern University’s Lifelong Learning Network
Bella Pollen: Writer and Journalist
Farida Khelfa: Model, Actress, and Documentary Filmmaker
Juliette Mayers: Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker
Ashley Paré: Founder & Coach, Own Your Worth, LLC
Jessica Yamas: CWE-WBENC Director
Binja Basimike: Vice Chair of the Young Alumni Advisory Board, Northeastern University
April Zhong: Founder, President & CEO, SilRay Inc.
Jeannine Sargent: CEO, Investor, Advisor and BOD Member
Sherry Moore: Senior Engineer, Google

Summit: The Story of our Lives

Featured Speakers:

Kathleen Breen Combes, CPS’16 | Boston Ballet
Eve Bridburg | GrubStreet, Inc.
Silvia López Chavez | Artist
Danielle Duplin | FreeWind Productions
Lauren Shapiro | Journalist and Culinary Historian
Erin French | The Lost Kitchen

Beyond the Label: Redefining Success on Your Own Terms

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Maureen Chiquet | Former Global CEO of Chanel and Author of Beyond the Label
Moderator: Linda Pizzuti Henry | Managing Director at The Boston Globe and Co-Founder of HUBweek

Seed to STEM

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Featured Speakers:
Christina Kach COE’09, MS’16 | Associate Consultant of Continuous Improvement Methodology, Liberty Mutual
Azita Razzaghi BHS’88, PhD’91 | Head of Safety and Pharmacovigilance, Verastem Inc.
Allison Ventura CCIS’15 | Senior Software Engineer, HubSpot
Moderator: Dr. Jackie Isaacs, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, College of Engineering
Opening Remarks: Dean Carla Brodley, College of Computer and Information Science
Closing Remarks: Dean Susan Parish, Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Work Smart Salary Negotiation

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Ashley Paré, AGS’09 | Founder of Own Your Worth

She Started It Film Screening and Reception

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Nora Poggi, Film Director and Producer

Career Workshop for Creative Professionals

Monday, March 27, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Jess Peterson, AMD’07 | CEO & Creative Producer of Mighty Oak and HATCH Stories

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

Friday, March 3, 2017

Event Chairs: Jamie Ladge | Associate Professor, Management and Organizational Development & Alicia Sasser Modestino | Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Economics; Associate Director, Dukakis Center
Moderator: Katie Johnston | Boston Globe Reporter

Women Who Empower Summit

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016

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