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Women's History Month

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Women's Groups at Wentworth

These groups are dedicated to helping women excel in Business and STEM fields. You can find out more about them on the Student Life pages on Wentworth's website.

  • Society for Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Wentworth Women's Council
  • Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD)
  • Women Rise at Wentworth

Resources for Female Identifying Students

 
Accepted Students attending the Wentworth Welcome Days Women's Panel, where current female students answered questions about their experiences being a women in a STEM school and on a male-dominated campus. (2022)

Women @ Wentworth Event

 

Thursday, March 31, 2022
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EST

Each year, the Wentworth Alumni Association hosts the Women @ Wentworth event to commemorate the acceptance of female students at the Institute, beginning in 1972. The 2022 celebration marks 50 years since the first admittance of female students, with the theme Gaining STEAM: Empowering Women for Success. The celebration also features a Women of the Year honoree and keynote speaker. This award is given each year to an outstanding woman whose work and professional philosophy aligns both with Wentworth's values and the theme of that year's event.

This year's Wentworth Women of the Year: Sharmi Albrechtsen, Co-Founder & CEO, Smartgurlz, Inc.

 

Shark Tank winner — robotics aficionado, educator, author and mom, Sharmi Albrechtsen, CEO and co-founder of SmartGurlz, a fast-growing start-up company focusing on closing the gender gap in technology. SmartGurlz is the first robotics company focused on girls.
As CEO, she is the visionary backbone of the company, ensuring that the company develops, markets and sells innovative products. SmartGurlz partners include: BlackGirlsCodeGirl Scouts of America and DigitalGirl, Inc.
Sharmi was recently named one of Inc. Magazine's Top 100 Female founders in 2021, and recipient of Ad Week's 2017 Disruptor Award for Championing Gender Diversity in Advertising and Tech. She has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Financial Times, Fox Business News, Fox and Friends and CNN.

Women in STEM