Gaining STEAM: Empowering Women for Success
Friday, March 26, 2021 | 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. EST
Our Free Virtual Event Will Include:
- Woman of the Year Recipient: Reshma Saujani, Founder & CEO, Girls Who Code
- Panel of Wentworth Alumni and Industry Leaders moderated by Kristin Tichenor, Vice President for Enrollment
- Bethany Durkee, Factory Applications Engineer at Teradyne and Leader of the Women in Teradyne global affinity group
- Shylee Ezroni (BSAM '16), Co-Founder of the nonprofit the wit project and Product Manager at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- Kathleen MacNeil (Trustee and University Adviser, AET '81, AE '83), Principal, MP Boston
- Audrey O’Hagan, Principal, Audrey O’Hagan Architects, LLC and part-time Professor at Wentworth
- University Leaders: will share exciting news about Wentworth's new initiatives to support and grow our female population.
- President Mark Thompson
- Provost Ian Lapp
- Nicole Price, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Women at Wentworth Endowed Scholarship Recipients:
- Diana Solano, Business Management '21
- Ceilidh Higgins, Biomedical Engineering '22
- Shared Resources: an attendee directory will be distributed following the event (be sure to opt-in to receive your copy)
Reshma Saujani, Founder & CEO, Girls Who Code
"I want young women to know that there is a place for them in STEM. Their bravery, involvement, and contributions will make our technology better and bolder. Young women in STEM will change the world."
Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. The organization has reached 500 million people and 300,000 girls in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. She is the author of the international bestseller Brave, Not Perfect and the New York Times bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World. Reshma’s TED talk, “Teach girls, bravery not perfection,” has more than five million views and has sparked a worldwide conversation about how we’re raising our girls. In 2010, Reshma surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. Reshma lives in New York City with her husband, Nihal, their sons, Shaan and Sai, and their bulldog, Stanley.