Women's Summit 2015

Invent and Empower

What is the Women’s Summit?

An initiative of the Division of Student Affairs, the summit exists to empower women students by building connections to faculty, alumna and each other, while providing resources for and promoting discussion of issues and topics relevant to women in STEM. Each year the summit focuses on sharing knowledge, experience and expertise with the School of Engineering's female community and the STEM community at NYU’s Washington Square Campus.

What can I expect from the 2015 Women’s Summit?

Building upon the successes of last year’s Summit, the summit will feature a variety of programs, discussions and community building events throughout the week of March 2 through March 6, 2015. With follow-up events throughout the month of March, Women’s Her-Story Month.

Each aspect of the summit will build the theme “Invent and Empower.” This year’s summit is dedicated to providing students with opportunities for discussion, skill building, and idea exchange – all focused toward continuing to build a network of people, ideas, and resources that move each student closer to their own idea of leadership and what it means to be a change agent.

Check back later for the 2015 Schedule of Events

View the 2014 Schedule:

With the successful realization of the NYU School of Engineering, the emergence of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, and the role engineering has and continues to play globally, the topic of transformation was a clear fit for this year’s summit. In addition with efforts around the NYU Leadership Initiative, summit planners thought this an apt opportunity to look at the role those in STEM fields, and especially women within STEM, take in the leadership process – globally, nationally, and locally.

Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 7
March 3 Opening Keynote & Lunch with Professor Wendy Suzuki
12:30pm to 2pm, LC 400

The Opening Keynote will be given by NYU Professor Wendy Suzuki, who will discuss her research and career path as well as her experiences as woman within STEM. Dr. Suzuki currently runs an active research lab at New York University in the Center for Neural Science where her research has focused on understanding the patterns of brain activity underlying long-term memory as well as the role of aerobic exercise in improving learning, memory and cognition. To RSVP Click Here.
March 4 NYU School of Engineering Tour
4pm to 5pm, Rogers Hall Lobby

Come explore NYU's newest "School of Engineering" with a tour of the Brooklyn Campus followed by a reception. Hosted by Women in Student Affairs. Meet in Rogers Hall Lobby (Six MetroTech Center) main building at 4:00 PM followed by a reception at 5:00PM.
  WISA: Women’s Summit Reception
5pm to 6pm, Greenhouse
Sponsored by NYU’s Women in Student Affairs Committee. Open to all faculty and staff.
  Leadership Dinner
6pm to 8pm, Regna Lounge

The Leadership Dinner will bring together students, faculty, staff, and alumni from across NYU, in an interactive format that encourages discussion around transformational leadership and specifically how women are shaping the future of STEM. Opening remarks by Professor Kristen Day of the School of Engineering, with closing remarks from the NYU Leadership Initiative. RSVP Here.

Student participants will receive a free copy of Sheryl Sandberg’s best seller Lean In.

March 5 Graduate Women Coffee Talk
4pm to 6pm, Private Dining Room

Come join current graduate students and recent graduates to discuss coursework, internships, job placement and everything in between.

Co-hosted by OGS and Graduate Life

March 6 Building an Inclusive Community: Where Science, Activism, & Our School Meet
1pm to 2pm, Private Dining

Want to discuss the culture and environment at the School of Engineering? Interested in sharing your experiences as a woman in STEM? Join us as we talk about the impact of our daily lives on our long-term feelings of inclusion and acceptance within the spaces we inhabit. Snacks provided.
March 7 Documentary Days: Miss Representation
12pm to 1:30pm, LC 223

Join us for popcorn and snacks, while watching this film that uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
  Alumnae Panel & Reception: Career Paths, Life Paths
4pm to 6:30pm, LC 400

The Alumnae Panel will address the unique challenges women face within STEM fields while providing participants with the opportunity to hear from our distinguished alumnae about their life and career paths. Our panelists will share their unique experiences while a student, as well as how they transitioned their knowledge gained in school to their current fields. The panel will be followed by a networking reception. RSVP Here.
Programs and Events throughout March 2014:
March 14 Wasserman Coffee Chat Series @ Brooklyn
2-3pm, Greenhouse Space
Do you have questions for the career services staff? Want to discuss your job search? Get a career perspective from a female professional in the industry? This session offers an informal venue to connect with career coaches, professionals, and peers about the job search process. Coffee, tea  and light snacks are served. RSVP and more details on NYU CareerNet.
March 27 Start-Up Career Expo @ Brooklyn
Regna Lounge
The NYU Start Up Expo, hosted in collaboration with the NYU Stern Office of Career Development, The Wasserman Center at NYU-Poly, The Berkley Center, The Career Center for Working Professionals and the Wasserman Center for Career Development will provide students with the chance to connect with professionals in the entrepreneurial and start up community. All NYU Students are welcome to attend. More information on NYU CareerNet.