Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Women

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Boston Campus Program—July 23 – August 4, 2023 

Your passion and purpose is something you build.

Explore entrepreneurship and build your innovative mindset through a passion project! A partnership between the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and WISE, the Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Women program is a two-week program for female and non-binary students interested in pursuing their passions through the lens of entrepreneurship and innovation. 

The Women’s Interdisciplinary Society of Entrepreneurship (WISE) is a student-led community at Northeastern University dedicated to uplifting female and non-binary innovators, creators, and trailblazers. WISE fosters an authentic space to connect, explore, and grow through an entrepreneurial lens. WISE cultivates a supportive community among participants so that students can freely develop their ideas, learn the basics of entrepreneurship, and shape future projects and aspirations.

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Women pre-college program has been built to show high school female and non-binary students the power of their ideas and how they can build ventures and projects out of their interests and hobbies. These passion projects can be in the form of a nonprofit, blog, podcast, research project, or anything the student wants it to be!

WISE student leaders facilitate the program with the support of Faculty Expert, Betsy Ludwig, MBA, Executive Director, Women’s Entrepreneurship.

An inside look at Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Women

Learning Outcomes

Think, Ideate, Create

Work with WISE’s mentors to turn your passion into an idea and develop your project goals. Learn how to articulate your passions, how those passions relate to “pain points” in the world, and how you might use entrepreneurship to solve those problems. In essence, “entrepreneurship” will be “demystified.” 

Learn from female leaders 

Get resources from and hear the experiences of numerous female-identifying founders and innovators at Northeastern and the greater Boston area.  

Develop your entrepreneurial mindset   

Learn “soft skills” like how to communicate with confidence and negotiation, and some “hard skills” like the basics of coding, reading financial statements, pricing strategy, and market segmentation. These skills will be taught by inspirational guest speakers from around the world. Students will also learn about iconic female founders and leaders who are paving the way in all industries, or have made a historical impact on women-centered innovation. 

Build relationships with peers and future leaders

Meet other driven high school students and provide feedback on their projects. Also, take part in fun bonding activities and personal development opportunities around Boston. 

Sample Schedule

For an in-depth look at your day to day activities during the two-week Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Women program, click the link below to download our full sample schedule.

This is for informational purposes only and is subject to change.

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Program Tuition

The program tuition is $6,495. This includes: program tuition, course materials, housing, meals, and social activities.

About Northeastern

Northeastern is a top ranking experiential research university that prides itself on academic rigor, a diverse and talented population of students and faculty, and a powerful learning model that combines the classroom experience with hands-on work experience.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact us at (617) 373-2200 or precollegeprograms@northeastern.edu