In 2013, a group of Radcliffe and Harvard alumnae founded the Alumnae Network for Harvard Women (ANHW) with the intent of connecting students, alumnae, faculty and administrators from all Harvard schools. Our immediate goal is to provide opportunities for networking and a platform from which to address issues of particular concern to women in the Harvard community and beyond.


The 2018 Peggy Schmertzler Leadership Lecture

Shifting Perspectives on Policy with Symone Sanders, CNN political commentator, strategist for Communications and Political Outreach at Priorities USA                                                    Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM                                                                           Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

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Applications for the Advanced Leadership Initiative deadline is March 31st.

As a member of the University’s alumni community, please help Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative identify its next cohort of distinguished leaders for the 2019 ALI Fellowship. You may already be familiar with the University’s pioneering, interdisciplinary initiative which was recently featured in the Harvard Gazette and a PBS NewsHour story.

ALI invites highly accomplished leaders transitioning from their primary careers to take on the world's most pressing problems. ALI Fellows focus on education, public health, gender equality, social justice, climate change, and other significant social and environmental issues.

Distinctive features of the ALI Fellowship include:

  • Cross-University Engagement. The Fellowship includes a rigorous core academic program led by distinguished faculty from across Harvard University.
  • Calendar Year Schedule. ALI Fellows join Harvard for a calendar year (January - December) with considerable individual flexibility.
  • Diverse Experiences, Common Purpose. ALI Fellows have 20+ years of demonstrated leadership experience and a shared commitment to make a lasting impact in the world.
  • Emphasis on Action. Fellows focus on outcomes -- identifying and making progress on a promising project for social good.
  • Partner Program. A spouse or life partner can accompany the ALI Fellow as a program participant.
  • Unique Coalition. The ALI experience continues beyond the Fellowship year with annual gatherings to foster lasting relationships and impact.

The Advanced Leadership Initiative is now accepting expressions of interest for its 2019 ALI Fellowship, which begins in January, 2019. Candidates interested in pursuing the 2019 ALI Fellowship are asked to “Introduce Yourself" by March 31 in order to receive first consideration in the competitive selection process. Your nominations are also valued and can be made here

Please share this information across your club membership and with other accomplished colleagues. Any assistance making this information available on your club website or at your next chapter meeting would be greatly appreciated. To learn more about the Advanced Leadership Initiative, please subscribe to our monthly eNews.

Thank you for helping Harvard identify a new force of leaders who seek to re-engage with the University as they prepare for their next achievements.


At our ANHW March 2016 event, Professor Iris Bohnet gave a presentation based on her book What Works: Gender Equality by Design. This important work is a "must read", especially if you feel equality for women in your workplace needs a nudge. In her talk, she highlights the steps to take for addressing this issue.

The following article in the Harvard Gazette, 8 November 2016, reports on President Faust's remarks at the opening reception of the FIRST Harvard Women's Weekend.



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