I joined Harvard in August 2017 as a fellow in the Administrative Fellowship Program. I currently serve as the Diversity and Inclusion Engagement Launch Senior Manager for the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Being a member of Women in Technology has allowed me to work with a dynamic group of women on a topic that is not only a passion of mine but central to my work at Harvard and the success of the Harvard community.
-- Alexis Stokes, Diversity and Inclusion Engagement Launch Senior Manager (SEAS Communications)
Back in college there were no words like "mansplaining" to explain what being a woman in IT would be like. After years and different experiences, learning about the WIT group and the Task Force was so encouraging that I decided it was time for me to do something about it and be part of the solution.
-- Judit Flo, Senior Systems Architect (SEAS)
I have been working at Harvard for 13 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 (HKS)
My formal training is as a biologist, but I have been involved in informatics and analysis of "big data" for the last 9 years. I've been in my current position at HSPH for over 3 years. At the school, I am part of the Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core wherein I direct the bioinformatics training program, and consult with biologists on analysis of DNA sequencing data. I got involved with Harvard WiT in 2016 and it has been an amazing experience; I have learned a lot about the broad technology landscape within academia, and met some fantastic, and like-minded people.
-- Radhika Khetani, Training Director at Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core (HSPH)
For the past five years, I’ve worked in IT at the Harvard Business School. My areas of responsibility include academic and administrative technologies, project and portfolio management, quality assurance, business operations and communication. Harvard Women in Technology has allowed me to meet many talented women across the Harvard network, broadening my perspective on both the work we do in IT, and ways to energize conversations on diversity and inclusion in the field.
-- Elizabeth Clark, Co-Executive Director, HBS IT
Prior to joining Harvard, I worked in various information security risk management positions and led security education and outreach programs at Fidelity Investments, Bose Corporation, and Wellington Management Company. They all had “WIT” programs, but HarvardWIT is unique and powerful. There’s a positive energy and inclusiveness in the group that makes us want to work together and achieve more for everyone’s benefit.
-Sandy Silk, Director, HUIT Security Education & Consulting
As women in IT, we face unique challenges. It’s great to be able to come together with other women across Harvard to raise awareness and come up with tangible solutions.
-Melissa Lucius, Senior Human Resources Program Manager, HUIT
I've spent my career at the intersection of technology and education, and in 13 years at Harvard I've really come to appreciate the value of networks like WIT in supporting and strengthening professional and leadership development.
-- Annie Rota, Director of Academic Technology for the FAS HUIT Academic Technology Services