gwaMIT — Graduate Womxn at MIT

Events

gwaMIT Events Calendar


Annual Flagship Events

1. Orientation Womxn’s Welcome Lunch (OWWL)

During graduate student orientation, we host a lunch to let incoming graduate womxn know about resources in and around MIT, meet new friends, and eat some delicious free food. Come to learn about all of the offices and departments here at MIT to support you. Children, spouses, and partners welcome.

Recap of gwaMIT’s first virtual Orientation Women’s Welcome Lunch (OWWL) – September 4, 2020:
This past week, gwaMIT hosted OWWL for 2020’s incoming class. Dean Staton and keynote speaker Danielle Wood addressed attendees with inspiring words and hope for the future. If you missed it, stay tuned for the recording (closed captioned), which will be posted here in a week. In the meantime, check out the resources guide and slides from the event

This event is sponsored by OGE and GSC.

2017 OWWL

2. Empowerment Conference (each Fall)

The Empowerment Conference, started spring 2010, seeks to provide resources for and promote discussion of issues relevant to the life choices of graduate womxn. The Conference takes place during one week of the fall semester (~October), typically with one event per day. See past conferences below for examples of events.

The Planning Committee comprises womxn from across MIT departments and invites speakers that are role models for graduate womxn and/or experts on how to become those role models. We assemble a fresh Planning Committee each January for the following semester. If interested in planning, contact at gwamit-exec [AT] mit [DOT] edu.

2018 Empowerment Conference

Past empowerment conferences:


3. Leadership Conference (each Spring)

The Leadership Conference, started fall 2010, seeks to provide graduate womxn with the opportunity to gain communication and leadership skills. The Conference takes place during one week of the spring semester (~April), typically with one event per day. See past conferences below for examples of events.

The Planning Committee comprises womxn from across MIT departments and has invited top experts to share advice. We assemble a fresh Planning Committee for each conference for the following semester. If interested, contact at gwamit-exec [AT] mit [DOT] edu.

2018 Leadership Conference

Past leadership conferences: