Committee on the Concerns of Women

The 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.

November: Fall Kickoff Luncheon

November 21, 2019 12pm - 1:30pm | HGSE, Gutman Library Basement | Register here

December: Lunchtime Conversation

December 18, 2019 12pm - 1:30pm | Registration FULL

January: Lunchtime Conversation

January 20, 2020 12:30pm - 2pm | Lamont Library | Registration FULL

February: CCW Book Club

February 11, 2020 12pm - 1:30pm | Cambridge & Longwood campuses | Registration FULL

April: Lunchtime Conversation

April 30, 2020 12pm - 1pm | Zoom (Registrants get a link) | Register here

May: Year-end Session

TBD | TBD | Register here


Executive Committee 2019-2021

Chair - Surabhi Chatterjee (HHR), Colleen Silva-Hayden (LASPAU)

Communication - Katherine Connors (AA&D), Melissa Godet (HILT), Karina Grazina (HBS), Angela Alberti (HMS), Laura Godwin (HGSE)

Operations - Colleen Yout (HGHI), Rachelle Walsh (HKS), Courtney Howard (SPH)

Outreach - Anna Sangalang (AA&D), Kristen Rae (HBS), Maggie Gates (FAS), Akiesha Ortiz (HKS)