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WPI alumnae and women associated with WPI know the value of the hands-on, project-based education delivered at WPI. You’ve seen first-hand how a WPI education can make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities, how it has impacted the lives of your friends, family members and co-workers, or how it has impacted you, specifically. With the Women’s Impact Network (WIN), our goal is to build a network of women who lead and learn together, demonstrate leadership through support of critical activities at WPI and create a positive impact for the WPI community.

The Women’s Impact Network is a diverse group of visionary women who share a passion for education, leadership, and philanthropy. Through WIN, members will be provided the occasion to become more familiar with unique opportunities and challenges at WPI, and to assume an important role to help advance WPI’s future.

Annual gifts of any size grant membership to the Women’s Impact Network and make a difference at WPI.

Member Benefits

A gift of any size makes you a member

  • Maximized opportunities to grow as organizational and philanthropic leaders for the university
  • Personal interaction with WPI alumnae, faculty, students, and other women leaders affiliated with WPI via mentoring or other experiences
  • Giving back/making a positive difference at WPI and around the globe
  • Clearing pathways for future female leaders through funded programs
  • Volunteer for committees that provide leadership and planning for the Network's engagement and philanthropic missions
  • Attend special Women's Impact Network events and programs

The WPI Women’s Impact Network will empower women to come together as a collective, significant force to support WPI’s impact around the globe. A gift to WPI is an investment in the future, and the Women’s Impact Network provides unique ways for women to share imagination, inspire innovation, and lead with purpose.

Annual gifts of any size grant membership to the Women’s Impact Network and make a WINdifference at WPI.

By donating to a “pooled fund” women multiply their philanthropic power. Each Network member can share how she’d like her gift to make an impact at WPI. Then, the leadership team will vote on the priorities from the group, to best direct each year’s funds.

The Women’s Impact Network also provides leadership philanthropy opportunities:

With an annual gift of $1,000 or more:

  • You’ll be invited to the annual Women’s Impact Network Event with President Leshin. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know other leading WPI alumnae and women friends of WPI.
  • You will vote on a slate of projects to be funded by the Women’s Impact Network.

With an annual gift of $2,500 or more:

  • In addition to the activities listed above, you’ll be invited to the Women’s Impact Network Women’s Weekend Retreat and/or other private event(s) throughout the year, also with President Leshin. You’ll make personal connections with the other outstanding women at these events.

With an annual gift of $10,000 or more:

  • In addition to the activities listed above, you’ll be invited to participate in Women’s Impact Network strategy summit(s) with the President and help guide the future evolution of WIN and its impact on women in our community and around the globe.

No matter your giving level, being part of the Women’s Impact Network provides all women affiliated with WPI the opportunities to grow as leaders, to give back in a meaningful way, and to make a positive difference at WPI and around the world. You’ll also be forging a path for future alumnae and women leaders at WPI through your support of funded programs.

Join today, and continue leading with purpose!

WIN Impact Grants

The Women’s Impact Network (WIN) is excited to accept grant applications for WIN Impact Grants. The grants will support initiatives from the WPI community which meet the following grant criteria and WIN objectives:

  • Provide pathways to advance women at WPI
  • Increase the number of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) fields
  • Create a positive difference in the extended WPI community
  • Elevate WPI’s impact and extend its reach around the globe.

We invite individual undergraduate and graduate students, project teams, WPI student groups, and WPI faculty and administrative staff to apply for WIN Impact Grants.

The number and amounts of the grants will vary depending on the scope of the projects, but grants will be awarded up to $50,000.

2019 Funded Grant Projects

Artist-in-Residence Series: Reflecting Underrepresented Voices in Media Expanding the Early Research Experience in E (summer) Term to Promote and Support Female Participation
Fostering Collaboration in Teaching, Research, and Entrepreneurship among Faculty, Students, and Alumnae Future Women in Pre-Health
Goat Tank Reimagined: Expanding Women Engagement in I & E and WPI Humanitarian Project Leading Women and Gender Equity Speaker Series 
Making a Difference in the World with Women in STEM - A WPI conference for Worcester public high school women teachers, students, and mothers/supporters ODS Ambassador Mentoring Women with Disabilities in STEM
PBL To Go: Bringing STEM Experiential Learning to a Classroom Near You Placement Optimization in Refugee Resettlement 
Professional Development Series Sonia Kovalevsky Day: Math Outreach Initiative for Female Middle-School Students
Supporting Women in Data Science Symposium: Fostering Diversity, Community, Mentorship, Outreach, and Global Impact all in one The Body Project
Tinkerbox We LEAD
WIN Women's Young Investigator Fellowship: Providing WPI Students and Faculty with Mentorship and Research Conference Opportunities for Research Women in the World: Showcasing IQPs that Impact the Lives of Women and Girls
Women of WPI Fall Conference WRAMP: Women's Research and Mentorship Program 3.0
Yoga Meets Physics: Experiencing a Novel Dimension of Wellness