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**We are currently accepting school applications for presentations in January 2016! Please go to to apply.**

Please note that the presentation weeks correspond to MIT's Independent Activities Period. These go from:

  • January 4-8, 2016
  • January 11-15, 2016
  • January 18-22, 2016
  • January 25-29, 2016

Women's Initiative is a unique program aimed at inspiring high school and middle school girls to pursue careers in engineering and science. Each January, enthusiastic women from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) School of Engineering are selected to go to middle and high schools across the country to speak with young women about the excitement of careers in engineering. The presentations include activities that engage the students to think about engineering concepts, demonstrations of presenters' projects, information about the field of engineering, and life as an engineering student.

Our program emphasizes the importance of personal interactions between school-aged women and college women. School-aged students can identify more closely with college students than with college recruiters and industry professionals. The enthusiasm shown by MIT women often reveals a new and different side of engineering to younger girls.

The MIT Women's Initiative Program is run entirely by students at MIT. Through the support of our generous sponsors, we offer our presentations for free to as many schools as we can afford to visit.

To learn more about our presentations, go here.

Please contact us if you have questions about the program.


Last Updated: November 3, 2013