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.
Descended from Anita Borg's original 1987 digital community for women in computing, AnitaB.org lends its support and partners with academic institutions and companies to "raise the influence of women on all aspects of technology, and to increase the positive impact of technology on the world’s women." This website includes career resources, award/scholarship opportunities, and upcoming events.
WIE is "dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering." Get involved with events and networking, publications and current literature, educational opportunities, etc.
NCWIT is a community of academic institutions, non-profits, companies, and government organizations that support and encourage women's participation in computing. Resources are available via their website for educators, students, and professionals.
SWE's mission is to "empower women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders; expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion." SWE offers youth, collegiate, and professional educational and career networking and programming (such as conferences and local events).