Get Involved.

We encourage all Harvard GlobalWE members to take an active role in our growing organization. There's always work to be done, so please consider pitching in! In addition to welcoming members to donate their time in areas in which they have experience and/or have interest (there's always a place for you!), volunteer help is most urgently needed in the following areas. Should you have an interest in any of the following positions, and/or to become more active in Harvard GlobalWE, please email

Essay Contest

Established in 2015, the Harvard GlobalWE Essay Contest was established to invite students from around the world to think critically about the status and rights of women both within and outside their own societies. The contest is open to students in 11th grade in select schools around the world, including schools in Turkey, Pakistan, Chicago, Connecticut, Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Philippines.  Our GlobalWE Essay Contest continues to expand and we are always in need of volunteers in the following areas. Please write to if you're interested in helping out.

Essay Contest Manager: Our Essay Contest Managers work with the GlobalWE Board to market our GlobalWE Essay Contest, read submissions, and follow up with students and schools. Working on our Esssay Contest is a great opportunity to learn firsthand about issues facing women and girls worldwide, and to interact with women and girls from different cultures, religions, and countries.

Essay Contest Readers & Graders:  We are looking for reader/graders for our GlobalWE essay contests. If you'd like to join a reading team, please let us know! It is fascinating to read student essays in response to our question: "What is the biggest challenge facing women and girls in your country today?" Contests that will need reading team volunteers soon are located in Turkey, South Korea, and elsewhere.

Essay Contest Graphic Design Volunteer: We would also welcome a volunteer who has graphic design / page layout skills and is proficient in Adobe programs and Microsoft Word, as the Essay Contest team is hoping to streamline the preparation of our marketing and other contest materials.

Connect Team Opportunities

GlobalWE Connect is a new initiative connecting Harvard University alumni with organizations leading the way globally for women's empowerment in the arts, social services, education, health, economic development, entrepreneurship, policy, STEM, and other fields. GlobalWE Connect provides a forum for discussion with these organizations and hosts a Women’s Empowerment Expo, which enables these organizations to engage with Harvard University alumni and students as well as professors, staff, and other members of the Harvard University community who seek internship, volunteer, mentorship, career exploration, and charitable giving opportunities.

The Connect team is looking for volunteers to join the team. Areas of support include: organizational outreach, marketing, communications, and event logisitics. We appreciate any time you can afford to support this new initiative. If you are interested in joining the Connect team, please contact

Marketing Team Opportunities 

Have a way with words? Love to create digital graphics? Great with hashtags? Want to learn a new website platform? Ready for hands-on marketing experience?  

Joining our Marketing Team offers an exceptional opportunity for those interested in sharing their marketing expertise through a leadership position or for those who'd like to gain new experience, work with a great team, and/or build their resumes for work in marketing and digital media. We are looking for individuals to assist with event marketing, social media, and website management. All marketing work can be done virtually so we welcome team members from anywhere in the world. We are seeking volunteers who share our passion for and commitment to empowering women, and who would like to become actively involved in GlobalWE. We need support, so please get in touch with us at if you can offer us help in any of the following areas:

Website Team: Our website is the virtual home of our 1500+ (and growing) membership, and we are looking for volunteers to help run this essential community gathering spot. We are looking for those interested in managing our website, developing content, and coming up with great ideas on how we can best use our website to engage and educate our global community. Joining our website team is a great opportunity for those interested in gaining hands-on website experience, writing and cultivating content, and working with an amazing group of Harvard alumni. 

Social Media Team:  Reaching our global audience through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn helps fulfill our mission as a global organization. Our social media team is responsible for posting our events and relevant global women's empowerment news, following relevant organizations, and gathering followers within the global Harvard and women's empowerment communities. If you're a social media maven (or have the skills or desire to be one!), please come help us build an online presence and following. 

Programming Team Opportunities

Looking to curate and bring forward programming ideas for our members? Join our programming team! The GlobalWE programming team is responsible for ideating and curating events, both in person and virtual for our members spread all over the world. We try to bring in speakers and pick topics which have a global appeal. Please write to if you're interested in helping out.

We are looking for volunteers who are interested in the planning and execution of events. We would also need someone who can help in documenting the ideas/details.

Development Team Opportunities
Behind every successful organization there is a smart fundraising campaign. If you are curious and have an interest in shaping this behind the scenes pillar of GlobalWE’s work, please reach out to No previous experience needed, but enthusiasm, creativity and a good sense of humor help when engaging with potential sponsors & donors and thinking big when developing new fundraising opportunities.

Membership Team Opportunities
If you are interested in interacting with our diverse, global group of members (1500+), consider joining our membership team! Please write to if you're interested in helping out.

As a volunteer on this team, you will assist with member outreach and organization of the membership database. 

While there are always ways to donate your time and experience to GlobalWE, we understand that many of our members may not be able to donate time to the organization. Harvard GlobalWE membership is free, however we encourage our members and attendees to support our work through donations. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer-run organization, we welcome and thank you for any support you can provide.