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Women's Heritage Month 2021: WPI Women's Heritage Events

WPI Events

Women's Heritage Month: A Dialogue with Deesha Dyer

Deesha Dyer, founder and CEO of Hook & Fasten and former Social Secretary for the Obama Administration, is an award-winning event strategist, community organizer, and speaker who specializes in transforming ideas into causes that create change.

A Conversation with Headspace CEO CeCe Morken

CeCe Morken is a highly accomplished technology industry executive with 35 years of experience building and growing organizations, from start-ups to global, publicly traded companies.

Women in Data Science Conference

his virtual event will bring individuals together from the Data Science industry and academia to celebrate the contributions of women in Data Science from Central Massachusetts and beyond.  Two panel discussions are scheduled: 1- Fairness and Ethics in Artificial Intelligence and 2- Professional Development.

Sonia Kovalevsky Day

The WPI Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) will host a Sonia Kovalevsky Day (SK Day) outreach event for local 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls virtually on Saturday, April 10, 2021. SK Days at WPI aim to bolster our participants’ passion and enthusiasm for mathematics in a supportive environment, while meeting girls in the New England area who share similar interests and, of course, having fun!

Women's Impact Network Grant Announcements

Join our Women’s Impact Network (WIN) members for a discussion about the challenges faced by women in STEM and see how WIN is addressing the situation through their support of initiatives that increase opportunities for girls and women in STEM and provide them the resources to thrive in STEM careers.

During this special event, WIN will present its 2021 Impact Grants to deserving recipients. At the end of the program, attendees will be provided with social time to share their own stories.

Picture a Scientist Virtual Event

During this live event, Nobel Prize-winning Dr. Jennifer Doudna (featured in the film Human Nature) and other world-renowned scientists welcome your questions following a candid conversation on advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM.


The discussion will be moderated by Editor in Chief for Scientific American, Laura Helmuth. Only the ninth Editor in Chief in the magazine’s 175-year history, Laura’s leadership and commitment to science journalism and storytelling makes her the ideal person to drive the conversation. We’ll also be discussing the valuable role that documentary films play, films like Picture a Scientist and Human Nature, in sparking important conversations in education.

Great Minds, Brave Spaces: A Dialogue with Debora Jackson

WPI has selected Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson as the next dean of the university's Robert A. Foisie Business School Education and this Great Minds, Brave Spaces session will be highlighting her accomplishments as well as her work around womanist and faith-based leadership. Dean Jackson’s book, Meant for Good: Fundamentals in Womanist Leadership (2019) will serve as the cornerstone in this conversation surrounding the meaningful complexity and historical significance of African American Women crafting cultures of resistance, perseverance in the face of adversity. Dean Jackson will also be highlighting womanist theory fundamentals and discussing tactical leadership strategies that center women empowerment.