Leading for the
5th-9th April, 2021
gwaMIT Leadership Conference
Graduate womxn, we are all poised to be ‘Leading for the Future’! This year, gwaMIT’s Leadership Conference has events that will help you discover and hone the leader in you. We have a wide range of events in different disciplines that will take place from 5th April to 9th April.
A schedule with conference events, details, and RSVP information can be found below. Hope to see you there! Our events are free of charge and open to the MIT public. Please use your MIT email to register. We are reimbursing up to $20 for the first 30 sign-ups for each event too!
Dr. Maureen Reitman (PhD) is a Principal Engineer and the Vice President of the Polymers and Biomedical Group at Exponent, a multidisciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm.
Dayang (Cindy) Wang
Dr. Wang (PhD) is an Environmental & Earth Sciences consultant at Exponent who uses her expertise in fluid mechanics to solve complex environmental problems involving contaminant fate and transport.
Dr. Lindsey Gilman (PhD. PE, CFEI), a thermal sciences consultant at Exponent, is a licensed professional mechanical engineer who specializes in the analysis of thermal (heat), flow, and transport processes.
Maria is the E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and Vice President for Research at MIT where she is responsible for research administration and policy.
Neetu Bhatia is the co-founder & CEO of Zoonga (f/k/a Kyazoonga). An investment banker turned entrepreneur, Neetu is credited with creating the professional entertainment and sports ticketing market in India.
Dr. Karen J. Murray, an Environmental & Earth Sciences consultant at Exponent, is an environmental chemist and microbiologist who investigates the fate and transport of contaminants such as petroleum, mercury, and other metals in environmental systems.
Duane de Four
Duane de Four is a scholar-educator with more than twenty-five years of experience facilitating workshops and developing curricula, strategic initiatives and policies focused on a variety of intersecting social justice issues.
Margaret T. Fuller is a Professor in the Departments of Developmental Biology and Genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine and Reed-Hodgkins Professor of Human Biology at Stanford.
Dr. Katie Galloway is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT. Her research interests are in synthetic biology, cellular reprogramming, 3D genome organization & structure and oncogenesis & metastasis.
Graduate Womxn at MIT (gwaMIT) is an organization to support MIT graduate students seeking a space to talk about the experiences of being a woman and/or being coded as a woman, while acknowledging the diversity among people who have had these experiences. We use the term “womxn” to signify that gwaMIT is a space for anyone who identifies with this mission, which may include transgender women, cisgender women, non-binary people, and gender diverse people.
In addition to our annual conferences, we host a mentoring program and a series of smaller workshops and focus groups throughout the year.