Welcome to HGWISE!

HGWISE is a graduate student organization founded in 2005 dedicated to the personal, academic, and professional development of women in natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering at Harvard University. HGWISE aims to enhance the graduate experience for women in science and engineering at Harvard by providing opportunities for networking, professional development, and mentoring, as well as developing a meaningful community for women scientists. We welcome you to join us at an event this year! HGWISE has several specific areas of concentration, including:ย 

  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Recruitment of women and minorities
  • Career development
  • Community involvement
  • Alumnae relations
  • Parenting and family issues

Our events, email announcements, and membership are open and available to all members of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences community.

For more information, please contact us at hgwise@gmail.com or come to one of our open board meetings! Please see our events calendar for more details.

Some of our events include:

  • Coffee hours with female professionals in academia and industry
  • Journal club discussions about papers covering bias in STEM
  • Community meetings
  • Career panels
  • A mentoring program with an orientation and meetings throughout the year
  • Community outreach events
  • Social events like movie nights, pumpkin carving, and cookie decorating

Check our event calendar for more details - we hope to see you at our next event!