I have been working at Harvard for over 15 years, first as a botanist in a lab, then as an app developer and programmer, and now as an IT Lead for service and education at the Harvard Kennedy School. I founded HarvardWIT+ in 2013 and it has been a great way to network and meet other amazing women working in STEM at Harvard.
-- Donna Tremonte, IT Service Delivery Lead & Engagement Manager (HKS)
I joined Harvard in 2015 as Program Manager for Harvard’s IT Academy. I have always been passionate about learning and development and have worked in organizational training for over 10 years. My role within the IT Academy is to help Harvard IT professionals develop the skills they need to be engaged and successful at work. I see my involvement in as one of the WIT Co-Chairs as another way to strengthen our community, encourage life-long learning, and keep employees engaged. I really enjoy the network I’ve built through WIT and am continuously inspired by the efforts of all of its members. It is wonderful to see so many empowered women, speaking their minds, and making a difference to improve the way we all interact with each other.
-- Deirdre Schrieber, Senior IT Academy Training Program Manager HUIT
The WIT+ Taskforce allows me to connect with women in tech at Harvard who are passionate about advancing diversity and inclusion at our institution. Sharing the research that I work on at the Women and Public Policy Program at HKS on gender and tech, as well as learning about my colleagues’ experiences and tactics to level the playing field, has been invaluable in our mission to build an inclusive culture in tech at Harvard.
- Anisha Asundi, Research Fellow: Gender Specialist, Women and Public Policy Program, HKS