About the Initiative

Our History

Founded by two recent alums, Maureen Gartner T’14 and Stephanie O’Brien T’14, Tuck’s Initiative for Women provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff, and alumnae to connect around the important issues of gender dynamics and gender equality.  Initiative programming will encourage open dialogue, fostering the academic, professional, and personal development of Tuck women.

The Initiative was founded on the belief that Tuck is, and can continue to be, the best place for a woman to obtain a graduate business education.  At an institutional level, the Initiative represents an unprecedented level of support for gender equality at Tuck.  During the 2014-2015 academic year, we began a “Women’s Voices” speaker series featuring alumnae, offered seminars with career advice, and connected students and alumnae in small group settings.

We have established a working committee comprising students, faculty, and staff that will help to determine the direction of the Initiative and ensure that it stays relevant to the needs of Tuck women, past and present.

What We Do

The focus of the Tuck Initiative for Women is to provide meaningful and impactful ways for students to learn about, think about and redefine gender equality – in the classroom, in the workplace, and in their personal lives. Please bookmark this page to stay up to date on the various ways we plan to engage with students, alumni and faculty around these issues.

In the Initatives's inaugural year, our key initiatives centered around four key types of programs throughout the year:

  • Gender-focused professional development workshops (negotiation, communication, leadership)
  • Annual Symposium for Women, which will bring students, faculty, and alumnae together around a specific theme related to gender equity and women’s leadership
  • On campus engagement with alumnae: Fireside chats with Tuck and Dartmouth alumnae; lunch/dinner talks by visiting executives
  • Opportunities for faculty/staff and student interaction: Continuation of a Women’s Voices Lunch Series featuring women faculty and senior administrators; small group dinners on topics of interest, and off-campus activities and workshops