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HWIC+ strives to foster a community of scientists with a commitment to supporting the advancement of women in STEM. To this end, we host socials, networking opportunities, seminars, professional development workshops and more. We’d love for you to join us at our next event!

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Current Programs:

Harvard Spotlight: Click here to check out some of the amazing researchers in our department! 

Women+-centered events: We host events for all WIC+ in our department where they can share their thoughts in an informal way and support each other.

HWIC+ Book Club: Read and discuss one book per semester. We'll be starting our next book club soon! Previous books include: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic.

HWIC+ Journal Club: Read relevant articles about women+/minoritized individuals in chemistry and discuss ways to implement change. Check out the articles we have read so far here.


HWIC+ Coffee Hour: Each month, on a Friday afternoon, we take a break from lab to meet up and walk to a local shop and enjoy an afternoon treat (coffee, ice cream, hot cocoa)!

Socials: Host socials including a summer BBQ picnic, an outing to Aeronaut brewery, a Fall-themed social with undergraduates, and a restaurant night with MIT’s Graduate Women in Chemical Engineering.

Meetings with visiting professors: Meet with seminar speakers when they visit Harvard.

HWIC+ x Harvard Womxn in Chemistry Mentorship Program: This program seeks to connect undergraduates with graduate students, postdocs, and research fellows to facilitate interpersonal connections, provide research and career support, and foster community in CCB.

Informal discussion panels with undergraduates in the Harvard Chem Club: Previous topics have ranged from conversations about womxn in STEM to applying to graduate school.


Professional development events: We host panel discussions and workshops to help grad students/postdocs in our department develop professional skills and competencies for their professional goals and career development.

Meetings with faculty and staff: We meet with faculty and staff in our department over lunch to discuss life, science, and everything in between.

Postdoc-centered events: To provide a platform for postdocs in our department to connect to one another and help each other with job applications and interviews.

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