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Watch Women@Wentworth Live

If you cannot join us for this year's event, please tune in on Thursday, March 31 at 8:30am to watch it via the Wentworth livestream. We hope you will tune in to join us for the celebration and to hear from our student and keynote speaker.

Sharmi Albrechtsen, Wentworth's 2022 Woman of the Year

Shark Tank winner — robotics aficionado, educator, author and mom, Sharmi Albrechtsen, CEO and co-founder of SmartGurlz, a fast-growing start-up company focusing on closing the gender gap in technology. SmartGurlz is the first robotics company focused on girls.

Photo of Sharmi Albrechtsen with three of the SmartGurlz toys

Women@Wentworth - Celebrating 50 Years

Wentworth is excited to host the 50th Anniversary celebration breakfast in person on Thursday, March 31, 2022 and we look forward to seeing you there! This free event is made possible by the generous support of our Premier Sponsor, Teradyne, Inc.

And we are delighted to announce this year's keynote speaker and Wentworth Woman of the Year Award Recipient:

Sharmi Albrechtsen, Founder and CEO of Smartgurlz, Inc.

You will hear from university leadership and our endowed scholarship recipient.

University Leaders

  • President Mark A. Thompson, Ph.D.
  • Nicole Price, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Women at Wentworth Endowed Scholarship Recipient

  • Catherine "Cat" Roden, Construction Management, '23 - Cat is a third year student majoring in Construction Management with a concentration in Facilities Management. She currently commutes from Waltham, MA and is originally from New Lebanon, NY. Cat is a member of Sigma Lamda Chi International Construction Honor Society as well as the Construction Management Club. Outside of school, you can find her on the mountain teaching skiing lessons, working out, or stuck in a good book.

Sharmi Albrechtsen, Co-Founder & CEO, Smartgurlz, Inc.

Shark Tank winner — robotics aficionado, educator, author and mom, Sharmi Albrechtsen, CEO and co-founder of SmartGurlz, a fast-growing start-up company focusing on closing the gender gap in technology. SmartGurlz is the first robotics company focused on girls.

As CEO, she is the visionary backbone of the company, ensuring that the company develops, markets and sells innovative products. SmartGurlz partners include: BlackGirlsCode, Girl Scouts of America and DigitalGirl, Inc.

Sharmi was recently named one of Inc. Magazine's Top 100 Female founders in 2021, and recipient of Ad Week's 2017 Disruptor Award for Championing Gender Diversity in Advertising and Tech. She has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Financial Times, Fox Business News, Fox and Friends and CNN.

A brown woman with long brown hair in front of her is a doll on a robotics scooter.

Thank you to the 2022 Women@Wentworth Sponsors!

We are grateful to Teradyne, our Premier Sponsor and all of the organizations who made a commitment to help our students through your gift to Women@Wentworth Endowed Scholarship.Thanks to you and all prior year sponsors we have been able to annually award a scholarship since 2018 to a deserving female student pursuing an education and future career in STEM!

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities supporting our students, please contact Saynab Maalin, Corporate Sponsorship Associate at sponsorships@wit.edu today.

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