This women’s retreat aims to bring together the diverse array of women students from across the Institute to start to unpack what it means to be a woman at MIT, and specifically for participants to engage in honest conversation about the opportunities and challenges they face, discuss the stereotypes, expected behaviors, and social norms they encounter, reflect on what it means to live as your genuine self, forge relationships with new individuals, and build community based off of mutual respect. The retreat starts with a dinner on Friday, April 6th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the R&D Common, Stata Center (E62). Dinner will begin with a keynote address from Professor Evelyn Wang, focused specifically on her experiences as an MIT student and her challenges both personal and academic. From there students will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and staff seated throughout the venue. The main portion of the retreat continues on Saturday, April 7th, from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Sloan School, E62, with a series of open forum discussion, break-out sessions, and one-on-one conversations.
Women@MIT Forum on April 6th and 7th
April 4, 2012