Fireside Chat with Dr. Dava Newman!


Join us for a fireside chat and open Q&A with Dr. Dava Newman! Come listen to the bold, brave, and fearless decisions she has had to make in her roles as a scientist, inventor, professor, and Deputy Administrator at NASA. Check out her inspiring bio by clicking on “Continue Reading” below!

Tuesday, November 6th 12-1:30pm in Room 9-451

Lunch will be served. Spots are limited, so hurry up and register!

Register here!

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Tampon Drive


Throughout the conference, we will be hosting a tampon and pad drive for Rosie’s Place, a shelter for poor and homeless women. Any period-related products (tampons, pads, Diva cups, etc.) would be greatly appreciated! You can drop off unopened packages in collection boxes inside the Cheney Room (3-310) or GSC Office (50-220). If you don’t have time to stop by the store, there’s also the option to donate funds to our MIT Giving page (search for GWAMIT) and we’ll use the funds to buy in bulk from Costco. Every dollar helps!

Friday, November 2nd- Friday, November 9th, stop by any time!

Collection boxes in 3-310 and 50-220 or donate at the link above.

Professional Portrait Sessions


We are excited to announce that we have partnered with professional photographer, Lindsey Michelle Williams (, to offer discounted professional portrait sessions to you all between November 5th and 7th! The first 30 sign-ups will receive $10 off (subsidized by GWAMIT) these already discounted photo sessions.

Monday, November 5th – Wednesday, November 7th. Time slots and cost vary.

Space is limited and sign-up is required. For more info, and to sign-up, you can click HERE. (The link to the sign-up sheet is at the bottom of the page.)

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Storytelling 101: Empower your Narrative


Spoken word storytelling is a powerful tool to connect to your audience, talk about your work and ideas, stand out in a job interview, and make an impact in a meeting. This workshop, led by Kirsty Bennett, introduces the basic concepts of narrative storytelling, a simple structure to map your ideas, and how to add context and meaning to the stories you tell. You’ll also test out your new skills with your peers.

Thursday, November 8th 12-1:30pm in Room 4-146

Lunch will be served. Spots are limited!

Register here!

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The Dynamics of Gender and Privilege

abigail francis

This interactive workshop will take a more intentional look at our privileges as they relate to our gender identity. Together we will investigate the impact of these identities on our lived experiences and discuss everyday issues of systemic sexism and cis-gender privilege, bias, micro-aggressions, misogyny, patriarchy, and rape culture. All are welcome! Click “continue reading” below for Abigail Francis’ bio.

Thursday, November 8th 2-3pm in Room 4-149

Light refreshments will be served!

Register here!

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Become Financially Empowered: Basics of Investing


Whether you are investing on your own, through a Roth IRA or your company’s 401(k), the basic philosophy of investing is the same: there is a trade-off between risk and return. Join MITFCU Financial & Retirement Service’s financial planner Mark Porter, CFP®, CFA® for a discussion that will cover the basic building blocks of stocks and bonds as well as discuss the pros and cons of more complicated vehicles including mutual funds, ETFs, annuities, employee stock options and real estate. Click “continue reading” below for speaker bio.

Thursday, November 8th 4-5pm in Room 4-149

Light refreshments will be served!

Register here!

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Outing with Brandeis WiSI- Beautiful Brain Exhibit


Join GWAMIT and Brandeis WiSI (Women in Science Initiative) for an outing to the MIT Museum! We’ll be checking out the Beautiful Brain Exhibit, the Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Cajal made transformative discoveries of the anatomy of the brain and nervous system, work that led to his receiving a Nobel Prize in 1906. This founder of modern neuroscience was also an exceptional artist. His drawings of the brain were not only beautiful, but also astounding in their capacity to illustrate and understand the details of brain structure and function.

Friday, November 9th 10-11:30am at MIT Museum

Entrance free for MIT students.
Register here!

Here’s the exhibit’s website:

Walk / Jog / Run!


In honor of our Fall Empowerment Conference, please join GWAMIT for a special meeting for our running group – Walk/ Jog/ Run! Whether it’s your first time around the block or you’re a seasoned runner, we hope you’ll join us to walk (1.6 miles), jog (2.7 miles), or run (3.6 miles), followed by snacks or drinks at Tatte. Meet at the Alchemist statue outside the student center. The rain location will be at the track in the Z-center, so please bring your MIT ID.

Saturday, November 10th 9:30am

Sign up here!