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March 2020 Digest


Good morning,

Welcome to the HarvardWIT+ March digest! Our monthly digest features events, jobs, tips for being an ally, and other opportunities for marginalized genders in tech at Harvard. 

March is Women's History Month, and the theme for this year is "Valiant Women of the Vote." It honors the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others. To learn more, explore the Woman Suffrage Timeline, which details the Suffrage Movement in the U.S., from the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848 to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.
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Thank you,
Anisha Asundi, Deirdre Schreiber, and Donna Tremonte
HarvardWIT+ Co-Chairs

HarvardWIT+ Speaker Series

Age Discrimination in IT: Confronting Behaviors that Marginalize Employees of Any Age 



Christie Struckman, VP Analyst, Gartner 

An inclusive environment requires equal treatment of everyone. Yet, day to day, seemingly small actions can collectively and progressively create a scenario where people feel marginalized. All employees can help break unconscious habits by confronting behaviors that leave some members feeling their contributions are not valued or respected. But confronting those behaviors is uncomfortable. This session provides an easy to follow process for confrontation that anyone can do, independent of their role in the organization. 


Monday, March 16


Countway Library,
Minot Room 506
Longwood Medical Campus

Hot Jobs!

Hand-selected for the HarvardWIT+ community, we’ve attached a list of active searches happening right now at Harvard. They need candidates; we have a network of talent.

SAS Programmer II (56), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Program Manager (58), HUIT

See the March 2020 complete list of open jobs.

Professional Development Opportunities

Monthly picks from the HarvardWIT+ Training Portal Group, where we curate courses from around the University that might be of interest to you.  



Exploring Power and Privilege

Learn a bold new model for Diversity and Inclusion work, distinguished from other curricula in several important ways. This day-long training provides a cognitive understanding of how Privilege operates as well as an experiential exploration of what it takes, individually, to fully engage across the many and varied Privilege Gaps in our diverse society.



Preparing for Performance Discussions – Managers

Performance assessment and feedback conversations are critical for employee growth and for the success of teams, and yet the uncertainty around how to navigate these conversations can lead to avoidance, anxiety, and stress. During this live webinar you’ll have the opportunity to learn best practices for navigating these sensitive conversations.  

Volunteer Opportunity


G|Code House

G|Code House offers young women of color a safe co-living, working, and learning community where they will learn cutting-edge technology skills, gain employment experience and connect with our world renown network of mentors, advisors and enterprise partners. Become a partner, instructor or general supporter.

March Events

A round up of events about diversity, gender, and technology at Harvard and in the Boston community. 


March 4 - Black Study Off the Shores of “The Black Body” with Tiffany King (Women, Gender, and Sexuality, FAS)

March 5 - Defining Diversity: How Contemporary Diversity Rhetoric Might Undermine Equality (WAPPP, HKS)

March 5 - Suffrage Movie Series: Enemies of Happiness (WAPPP, HKS)

March 9 - International Women’s Day Community Breakfast (WAPPP, HKS)

March 9 - International Women's Day Lunch (HSPH)

March 9 - The Stories We Tell and the Objects We Keep (Radcliffe)

March 11 - Panics Over Plastics: Queer Objects, Moral Pollution, and the Matter of Belonging in Kenya (Hutchins, FAS)

March 12 - Gender Equity Insights from Australia (WAPPP, HKS)

March 12 - Understanding Gender and Leadership: How Do Characteristics of Women’s Social Networks Shape Leadership at Work? (WAPPP, HKS)

March 16 - Age Discrimination in IT: Confronting Behaviors that Marginalize Employees of Any Age (HarvardWIT+)

April 20 - HarvardWIT+ April Meeting - Jessica Halem (HarvardWIT+)


March 6 - Women In Data Science Cambridge 2020 Conference

March 7 - Advocating for Ourselves and Others: How to Build Inclusive Communities

March 10 - Women Building Boston: A celebration of International Women's Day

March 12 - Japan's Future is Female: How FemTech Can Empower Japan's Working Women

March 25 -  Women and Wealth: Setting Your Course to a Strong Financial Future

March 26 - Elevate Your Data Career - Boston Symposium

March 31 - She+ Geeks Out in Boston March Geek Out sponsored by Facebook

March 31 - Women in STEM: Accelerating the Diversity of Tech Leadership

View the full HarvardWIT+ Events Calendar

Better Allies


5 Ally Actions to create a more inclusive workplaceFrom the “Better Allies” newsletter, found at:

5 things #MaleAllies can do to sponsor women and underrepresented people:

  • Speak their name when they aren't around
  • Share their career goals with influencers
  • Recommend them for stretch assignments
  • Invite them to high-profile meetings
  • Endorse them publicly
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The Harvard Women in Technology + Allies Group, a sub-group of ABCD, meets informally as a chance to encourage, collaborate, and discuss our experiences as people from marginalized genders in technology at Harvard. All gender identities welcome. 

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