Womxn

Welcome, Womxn of MIT!

Welcome to the Womxn career community! This channel hosts career resources, advice, opportunities and news for women and those identifying as women. CAPD understands your gender identity affects your career planning and job search experience, and we are here to help you at any stage in your career journey. Take a look at the resources below, and schedule individual appointments with CAPD advisors to discuss your specific questions.

 

Speakers and attendees laugh together at the 2019 Path of Professorship conference.

Connect with Women at MIT

Take the time to connect with other women at MIT. Find a supportive community, forge new friendships and increase your professional network.

Click on the tab to learn more about each organization.

  • Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA)
  • Graduate Women at MIT (gwaMIT)
  • Postdoctoral Organization for Women Engaged in Research (POWER)
  • MIT Women’s League
  • MIT Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Sloan Women in Management
  • Attend AMITA events to connect with womxn alumnae.  AMITA promotes women’s advancement at MIT and beyond.
  • GwaMIT is an institute-wide, student-led group that promotes the personal and professional development of MIT’s graduate women. GwaMIT hosts annual conferences, a mentoring program and a series of smaller workshops and social events throughout the year.
  • POWER aims to support and advocate for women postdocs in all aspects of their professional training at MIT. POWER hosts social and professional events to foster connections and to enhance professional development.
  • The MIT Women’s League is a social and service organization founded in 1913 to foster connections among women at the Institute.  The group includes a broad range of ages, cultures, talents, and roles in the MIT community, and is open to staff, faculty, spouses, students, post-docs, and alumni.
  • MIT SWE is a chapter of the National SWE.  Its mission is to inspire younger generations about engineering, encourage the notion of diversity in engineering, and determine and advocate for the needs of women engineers at MIT and the broader community.
  • Sloan Women in Management works to increase opportunities for all women at MIT Sloan through networking events, speaker series, professional development workshops, and mentorship programs.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see additional women’s organizations at MIT and beyond. In addition, see the Office of Innovation list of MIT Resources for Women.

Women’s Career Resources

Learn about career issues specific to women:

Equal Pay

Assessing Employers

Legal Rights in the Workplace

Women’s Work-Life Balance

Women in STEM

For additional information, scroll down to the highlights section (for news and articles), and to the resources section below.

Meet with CAPD career advisors:

For individual advice and questions regarding career development and for job search support, students and postdocs can make an appointment to speak with a CAPD advisor.

Panelists smile at the 2019 Path of Professorship conference.

Flagship Events and Opportunities

Annual Events:

Path of Professorship (each Fall): This 2-day event gathers a wonderful group of womxn professors from MIT and a diverse range of colleges and universities to share their experiences and advice for academic careers.

gwaMIT Annual Conferences:

  • The Empowerment Conference (each Fall) seeks to provide resources for and promote discussion of issues relevant to the life choices of graduate womxn.
  • The Leadership Conference (each Spring) seeks to provide graduate womxn with the opportunity to gain communication and leadership skills.

Opportunities:

  • WGS professional development funds for undergraduate students
  • MIT provides access to PIVOT, a comprehensive database of funding opportunities.  You can search and filter by various criteria, including finding grants and awards specific to women.
  • The Women in Innovation and STEM Database at MIT (WISDM) promotes the visibility of women in our academic community, increases gender diversity in innovation and entrepreneurship, and makes it easier to find talented and diverse speakers for various events.

For additional information on events and opportunities, scroll down to the highlights section (for news and announcements), and to the resources section below.

The Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts 2022

The Women’s Edge and Globe Magazine celebrate the state’s leading companies and nonprofits run by women.

They run health care companies, universities and colleges, financial institutions, nonprofits, construction heavyweights, and more — they’re the women power players of the Bay State. 

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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WOMEN’S HEALTH, WOMEN LEADERS

Join the conversation as Whitehead Institute Director, Ruth Lehmann, and Wellesley College President, Paula Johnson, discuss how to improve healthcare for women and increase opportunities for women as leaders in biomedicine and higher education. This event will take place on Tuesday, November 15, …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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This government advisor wants women to get credit for their “invisible work”

by Meredith Somers | MIT Sloan

USDA senior advisor Samantha Joseph understands some barriers are out of her control, but she knows the importance of breaking the ones women create for themselves. 

Read the full article here.

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Goldman Sachs 2023 Exploratory Programs – Applications are Now Open!

Possibilities Summits Program

The 2023 Possibilities Summits Program is a two-week virtual program that offers a diverse cohort of undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in hybrid interactive workshops designed to expand their personal network, cultivate top industry skills and …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Career Advisor
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Women in the Workplace – 2022 Report

Women leaders are switching jobs at the highest rates we’ve ever seen, and ambitious young women are prepared to do the same. To make meaningful and sustainable progress toward gender equality, companies need to go beyond table stakes. That’s according …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
Read more »

Career Resources

Survival Guide for Women of Color

How to protect your bright mind from the drain of everyday racism you may encounter in academic life.

The New York Times: The Working Woman’s Handbook

Check out this collection of articles from the New York Times addressing women in the workplace.

“The workplace still isn’t …

Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) is dedicated to helping all MIT students and postdocs in the pursuit of their …

A series of 4 short videos to help women in negotiating