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What is WISE?

The Women's Interdisciplinary Society of Entrepreneurship (WISE) is a student led group at Northeastern University dedicated to helping women and underrepresented genders develop an innovative mindset through interactive workshops across different industries (WeLearn), a thought-incubator (WeBuild), an early-stage venture accelerator (WeLaunch), mentorship pairings (WeSupport), and our annual Summit. WISE was founded to combat the lack of leadership positions held by women and people of underrepresented genders in entrepreneurial organizations, as well as a lack of attendance and representation by these minorities at such events. WISE was created so women and people of underrepresented genders could explore entrepreneurship with a safe and supportive community by their side.

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Embracing Authenticity

In 2024, WISE Summit will focus on Embracing Authenticity, calling upon each of us to harness our unique strengths by allowing our identities to shape our experiences. Our most valuable insights stem from personal experiences and authentic relationships that allow us to create meaningful impact on the world. Today’s entrepreneurs build innovation from experience, bridging connections in a world of diverse perspectives. Embracing Authenticity is key to inclusion, innovation, and diverse leadership, and is the driving force behind each individual’s entrepreneurial journey. 

Courageous Vulnerability

Authenticity involves breaking down barriers, allowing ourselves to be seen and heard, fostering deeper connections and meaningful relationships.

Growth & Personal Evolution

Being open to change, learning from experiences, and continuously refining our understanding of ourselves.

Honoring Individuality & Uniqueness

Celebrating individuality and embracing our unique qualities, perspectives, and experiences. Staying true to ourselves to fostering a sense of empowerment and self-confidence.

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WISE uses an inclusive definition of “women” and “female”, and we welcome transwomen, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who identify, have identified, or have been identified as female or women.