Women's Empowerment expo 



The annual Women’s Empowerment Expo enables organizations serving women and girls worldwide to engage with Harvard University alumni, students, affiliates, and friends who seek internship, volunteer, mentorship, career exploration, and charitable giving opportunities.


20+       Participating organizations in every Women’s Empowerment Expo

5            Continents where women and girls are served by these organizations

In 2021 and 2022, the Expo was held virtually as a multi-part series and offered a unique opportunity for women’s empowerment organizations and hundreds of members of the Harvard University community from all over the world to engage with each other through this program.


We are thrilled to announce the first-ever Hybrid Expo in Boston on March 25, 2023


The 2023 Women’s Empowerment Expo will be held on the Harvard University Campus in Cambridge, MA on Saturday, March 25, 2023 between 9 am and 3 pm Eastern Time. It is the first-ever hybrid Expo, and this will be a key gathering of individuals across global leaders, artists, educators, and scientists who are committed to learning about opportunities in our global community, connecting, and leading positive change. The Expo will feature virtual and in-person sessions focusing on the following areas:

  • Leadership and mentorship in the areas of sustainable impact, work, and education in the digital age and healthy communities
  • Women's voice and community building across storytelling, performance, sports, and outdoors 

Interested in attending? Please pre-register here to stay updated. The event is free, with a suggested donation of $10 per person to cover costs.

Please visit the 2023 Women's Empowerment Expo event page for more information about the 2023 event.

Past Participating Organizations

The following is a list of past participating organizations in the Women's Empowerment Expo.  If you know of an organization that might wish to participate in a future Women's Empowerment Expo, or if you are a part of an organization looking for further information or to register as a participant, please contact: [email protected].

2022 Organizations
 Part 1 on Youtube 
SwaTaleem (India)
Girls are Powerful (St. Paul, Minnesota)
IMAGEN (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
More active Girls in Computing (MAGIC) (United States, India, and Brazil)

Community Bots (Latin America)
EduMais (Brazil)
Mariposas: Mujeres Cambiando el Mundo (Mexico)
WomenOne (Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Senegal, Haiti, Jordan, Turkey, US)

Part 2 on Youtube
The Lily Project (Nicaragua, Mexico and rest of Central America)
World bicycle relief (over 20 countries)
RefugeeOne (Chicago, IL)
Haiyya (India)
Hands on Manila (Philippines) 
GrassROOTS Community Foundation (US, Ghana, Jamaica and Haiti))
Voice of the Free (Philippines) 

2021 organizations (Visit the event page) 

Past Expo organizations
Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women
Asian University for Women Support Foundation (AUWSF)
blueEnergy Group
Cambridge Women's Center
Center for Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology for the Environment (CREATE!)
The Center for Reproductive Rights
Circle of Women
EcoLogic Development Fund
Empowerment Through Integration
Four 94
Girl Be Heard
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Girl Up
Girls Health Champions
Girls' LEAP
Girls on the Run Greater Boston
Harvard GlobalWE
Heartland Alliance
International Collaborative for Science, Education, and the Environment / Maasai Stoves & Solar Project
International Institute of Connecticut
Kenya Self-Help Project
Kupona Foundation
Mothers for Justice and Equality
New England International Donors
Plan International USA
She's the First
SPEAK Mentorship
Strong Women, Strong Girls
Studio Samuel
Urbanity Dance
Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer / Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation
WEEMA International
Women for Women International

GlobalWe Connect is an initiative connecting Harvard University alumni with organizations leading the way globally for women's empowerment.


Launched in 2021, Harvard GlobalWE Connect is an initiative that connects 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. Connect’s programs include the annual Women’s Empowerment Expo and the Fireside Chat Series.


Women's Empowerment Fireside Chat Series

The Women’s Empowerment Fireside Chat Series features dialogues with senior leaders of organizations serving women and girls worldwide about the challenges and opportunities they encounter in a rapidly-changing world.


Our inaugural Fireside Chat featured leaders from the international development organization BRAC and its North American affiliate BRAC USA.

Please visit the September event page for our first fireside chat for more information about this exciting event.

GlobalWE highly encourages our members to do their own research before getting involved in any organization unaffiliated with Harvard. Harvard GlobalWE does not advocate a specific ideology or agenda; the views expressed and actions taken by the organizations listed on this page are independent of Harvard University and Harvard GlobalWE.

Join Team Connect

The Connect team is looking for volunteers to join the team. Areas of support include organizational outreach, marketing, communications, and event logistics. We appreciate any time you can afford to support this new initiative.  

If you are interested in joining the Connect team, please contact [email protected].