The Committee on the Concerns of Women at Harvard

Committee on the Concerns of Women at Harvard


The Committee on the Concerns of Women at Harvard (CCW) is a University-wide group, open to all faculty and staff. We strive to improve the professional and academic experiences of women at Harvard and provide opportunities to learn and network on campus through an annual calendar of events. We also provide leadership opportunities through service on our Executive Committee. You do not have to be a member to attend our events. You may subscribe to the CCW Newsletter here.

Our mission is to improve professional and academic experiences for all women at Harvard while celebrating their successes big and small. Women make up a large and important constituency of the University, and the Committee will work to identify women’s concerns within the workplace and address them through education, dialogue, community, and collective action.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide a platform for women to create sustainable professional networks and to foster career development
  • Identify and give prominence to women’s issues at Harvard, including gender diversity and inclusivity, by communicating women’s concerns with university leadership
  • Provide a safe space for women to share their concerns
  • Promote a supportive working environment for women at the university
  • Recognize and promote diversity of gender and identity, inclusivity, and intersectionality in academic and work environments at Harvard and collaborate with other groups across the university

Please read our Charter for more information about the mission and vision of CCW.

October 4: Annual CCW Kick-Off meeting. Featuring Keynote Speech by Katie Lapp, Executive Vice President, Harvard University. Noon-1:30pm
Location: HBS Spangler Hall. Register on the Harvard Training Portal.

October 26: Lunchtime conversation & brown bag networking, noon-1:30pm
Location: 114 Mt. Auburn Street, Rm. 406, Cambridge. To register, email ccw@harvard.edu

November 29: TBD Workshop, 9am-11am
Register on the Harvard Traning Portal. Registration TBA

December 12: Winter Book Club meeting lunch session, 12-1 pm 
Book: What Works: Gender Equality by Design by Iris Bohnet
Location: 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Rm. 3314, Cambridge. To register, email ccw@harvard.edu

December 12:
Winter Book Club meeting evening session, 5-6 pm 
Book: What Works: Gender Equality by Design by Iris Bohnet
Location: 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Rm. 3314, Cambridge. To register, email ccw@harvard.edu

January 17, 2018: Lunchtime conversation & brown bag networking, noon-1:30pm
Location: Harvard Business School, Chao Center, Rm 340. To register, email ccw@harvard.edu

February 13: Lunchtime conversation & brown bag networking, noon-1:30pm
Location: Harvard Longwood Campus. Registration TBA

March: Gender Workshop featuring Julia Saenz.
Location: Radcliffe Quad. Registration TBA

April 11: Lunchtime conversation & brown bag networking, noon-1:20pm
Location: Harvard Law School. Registration TBA

May 1: Spring Book Club meeting, 4pm-6pm 
Location: 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Room 3314, Cambridge. Registration TBA

Executive Committee 2017-2018

University Liaison - Natalie Beaumont-Smith (CADM)

Chair - Surabhi Chatterjee (CADM) & Jennifer Cox (CADM)

Communication - Hillary Casavant (AA&D), Kamille Washington (FAS), Brittany Battista (AA&D)

Operations - Amnery Saint-Hilaire (CADM), Teresa Malonzo (CADM), Kristen Uekermann (FAS)

Outreach - Letty Garcia (HBS), Eva Rosenberg (VPAC)

Clerk - Jennifer Jacobsen (Library)

Treasurer - Violetta Walker (CADM)

You can find out more about the Executive Committee members here