About ANHW

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. 

Vision Statement

ANHW aims to develop a vibrant intergenerational community of Harvard and Radcliffe alumni/ae designed to increase and strengthen Harvard women’s presence, voices, and leadership within Harvard and the larger society, while expanding societal definitions of leadership and success to acknowledge the value of women’s contributions and leadership styles in traditional and non-traditional realms, including both paid and unpaid work. 


  • President: Joan P. Schwartz, PhD '71
  • Secretary: Alexa Ing Stern, AB '12
  • Treasurer: Laura Guggenheimer, AB '13


  • Gabriella Schlesinger, AB '58
  • Acey Welch, AB '53

Resident Agent

  • Jessica Pesce, EdM '11


  • Whitney Nimitpattana, AB '16

In our first year, we established our governing committee, coordinated alumnae groups from the Business and Law Schools, met with women in leadership roles at the University to learn where ANHW can be of service, and invited numerous students, faculty, and administrators to present to the governing committee regarding current concerns regarding gender equity at the University. In addition we have begun to coordinate with other SIGs in HAA’s broad network to determine how, through collaborative efforts, we can move forward to offer programs and meetups regarding women’s issues. 

We invite you to visit our membership page to add your name to the growing list of Harvard women and men excited about this opportunity to have a stronger voice concerning gender equity at the University and to investigate new horizons for progress within collaborative leadership paradigms.