GlobalWE Connect

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 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.


25+       Participating organizations in the 2021 Women’s Empowerment Expo

5            Continents where women and girls are served by these organizations

Please visit the 2021 Women's Empowerment Expo event page for more information about the 2021 event. 

To learn more about volunteering with Connect, please contact Barbara Barreno-Paschall at

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:


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 reasearch 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 logisitics. We appreciate any time you can afford to support this new initiative.  

If you are interested in joining the Connect team, please contact:


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