Find Your Inner Feminist

Written by: Ly Phan

Title: 5 Movies that Help You Find Your Inner Feminist

Mid-terms period just finished. You only have a little time to catch a breath before finals period begin. Of course, there is not enough time to start and binge watch a new TV show. But, you definitely deserve a movie break. Today, we curated a movie list for you to relax, enjoy and find your inner feminist power.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)


I’m sure you have heard a lot of buzz from this movie. It was nominated for several Oscars last year and the costume designs are just unforgettable. But my favorite part about this film is the female protagonist Furiosa. The movie sets in a time years after the collapse of civilization. At this time, women are treated like properties but Furiosa’s mission to liberate these women is refreshing and admirable. It shows acknowledgement of frustration and how to stay open to change which is surprising relevant to our current time.


  • Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

If action movie like Mad Max: Fury Road is not your type, then here is a more relaxing drama/romance option. Mona Lisa smiles sets in 1950s. It tells a story about a college professor and how she guides her female students to choose their paths after graduation. She showed them that marrying a rich husband and becoming a housewife is not the only path; they can strive for better. There are other ways to make use of their education at UCLA. Seeing these women at their cross paths in life is so relatable since we are at that stage of our life as well.

  • Short Term 12  (2013)

Starring Brie Larson (my favorite actress, feminist), Short Term 12 tells the story of a supervisor while dealing with her personal crisis but still refuse to ignore the needs of others in her community. Brie Larson is known for her Oscar winning performance in Room (2015), but her performance in this movie is no less good. Seeing her in this film is definitely just the motivational girl power boost you needed.

  • How to Be Single Single (2016)

If the above 3 films are too heavy for you, How to Be Single is just the kind of rom-com you are look for. What we love about this movie is that you will find a piece of you reflected in one of the 4 women in this movie and the dilemma that they face. The film is relatable but also teaches its audience one important lesson about feminism. It is that women have control of their lives and can make their own decision whether that is being single and doing things for themselves or allowing a man to come into their lives.

  • Frida (2002)


Today, we are ending the blog with a classic movie. Frida, starring Salma Hayek, features the true story of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter who became one of the most acclaimed artists in Mexican history. For us, there is no better way to channel our feminist  than celebrating the life story of a talented woman with a beautiful artistic mind like Frida Kahlo.


Recap: Women’s MBA Panel

Written by: Jacqueline Galichon


herNetwork was visited by several women from the Women’s MBA Association in Questrom. They shared with us more about what the MBA program is like within Questrom including the student life, curriculum, and professional opportunities. They highlighted the program’s emphasis on networking and professional events that occur on the regular. This is because the turnaround is just two years, compared to four for undergraduates. The Feld Career Center does a great job providing these networking opportunities that reflect the students’ interests.

Additionally, BU offers students the option to pursue two master’s degrees – one in business and one in public health. This was a key defining factor for several of the women. Many of the panelists have a public health background including previous work experiences in hospitals and healthcare administration. They came to BU to pursue an MBA and/or MPH in order to enhance their career further in the health sector as well as in consulting. In general, the MBA student body is diverse regarding undergraduate degrees, prior work experience, and post-graduation goals. This makes for a collaborative and dynamic environment for sharing ideas. We would like to thank all the amazing women who sat on our panel!

If anyone has any questions or is interested in learning more about the women, please contact

Recap: EY Philanthropic Event

Written by: Sanjna Basa

Last week, we held an event with Ernst and Young, learning more about their social initiatives and using our creativity to decorate hats to donate to Boston Children’s Hospital for kids diagnosed with cancer. We were very excited to welcome EY Campus Recruiter, Kristen Schmidt, who gave us an overview of EY as a company and its philanthropic events.

EY is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, specializing in Tax, Assurance, and Advisory. The company’s Boston branch is currently located in the John Hancock tower in Copley Square, right in the heart of the city. They believe in supporting local companies, so they organize company volunteer opportunities at local Boston hubs, such as the Greater Boston Food Bank and Cradles to Crayons. Nationwide, they partner and volunteer with Boys and Girls Club and United Way of America.

After a brief informational session, Kristen explained that we will be supporting Codi’s Hats by decorating white baseball caps to donate. Codi’s Hats is a nonprofit that provides hats for pediatric patients all over the nation. Our event members used their creativity to draw fun designs, network with each other, and really bring out their artistic talents. Our hat designs ranged from fun and kooky flowers to mini pineapples to a cool aquarium scene. 
Thanks for this wonderful opportunity, EY and Kristen, and thank you all who were able to attend and volunteer!

Feminists You Might Not Know, but Definitely Should!

Written by: Ly Phan

In the 20th century, there are Margaret Atwood and Susan B. Anthony. In the 21st century, there are Beyonce, Oprah and Sheryl Sandberg. These women are “the face” of “feminism” movement. They are the one everyone thinks of when hearing the word “feminist”.  However, there are plenty of other amazing women who helped shaping this movement. Let’s take a look at a few of them and their stories.

Victoria Woodhull


While Hillary was running for this year election, a lot of us thought that we were going to have a first female president. But, did you know, she was not the first one to run for this position? Victoria Woodhull was. She was the first woman to be nominated and run for the President of the United States in 1872. This is especially impressive given the fact that 1872 is more than 40 years before when the 19th Amendment that gave women the rights to vote was passed.

Her life story is not being forgotten. A movie about Woodhull is being produced by Amazon Studio starring Oscar winning actress – Brie Larson.

Valentina Tereshkova

When speaking of famous astronauts, everyone will think of Neil Armstrong and his achievement of being the first man landed on the moon. However, today, let’s learn more about Valentina Tereshkova. She was born in 1937. At the age 26, she was chosen to pilot the Vostok 6 which made her the first woman ever to fly in space! Her flight lasted for more than 70 hours. After her mission, she received the title Hero of the Soviet Union. Additionally, she also received the United Nations Gold Medal of Peace by being a spokesperson of the Soviet Union.

Margaret Hamilton

Previously, we mentioned Neil Armstrong as the first man to walk on the moon. However, a woman actually enabled that to happen! That woman is Margaret Hamilton. This picture shows her standing next to a stack of code that she had written for the Apollo 11. Specifically, the code that she wrote was for the Apollo Guidance Computer, the software that made it possible for the mission to land on the moon. Recently, Hamilton received the Presidential Medal of Freedom alongside other famous honorees such as Bill and Melinda Gates and Bruce Springsteen.

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Dorothy Height had one career for 80 years fighting for racial and gender equality. She was the leader of the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years. During this time, she fought for different social issues such as voting rights, poverty and AIDS. She was the only woman in the civil rights movement’s inner circle. Even though she is lesser known compare to her male peers, she is without a doubt one of the most influential civil rights leaders of her time. Although she passed away, Height will forever be remembered as an unsung heroine of the movement.

Recap: Dress For Success Community Event

Written by: Amanda Ashley

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Dress for Success is an amazing organization that helps at-risk women prepare for job interviews by giving them professional clothes and helping them practice before interviews in order to help these women break the cycle of poverty. This past Friday, March 24th, we volunteered at their location in Allston and helped with sorting and organizing their extensive inventory of clothes, shoes, and accessories. In total, we had about a dozen volunteers from herNetwork come and we were able to help them organize the storage room they had been working on for months! We even had the chance to help out front in the main room where all of their clients look around for their clothes and prepare for their interviews. It was amazing and inspiring to actually get to see women there getting ready for their interviews!

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We also learned more about Dress for Success while we were there. Not only do they collect and donate clothes to women-in-need who are going to interviews, but they also help women going to appointments to get better housing or appearing in court to fight for custody. Dress for Success really goes above and beyond to help all women-in-need in the community and we are so happy we were able to help them. Everyone was so friendly and appreciative of our help and we are already looking forward to volunteering with Dress for Success again next semester!

Recap: Andersen Tax Info Session

Written by: Minna Tang


Thank you to everyone that came to our event this week!

Andersen Tax was founded in 2002 by 23 former public accounting partners and is now one of the largest independent national firms in the United States. The firm dedicates considerable resources to find the most talented professionals who are “high achievers, motivated, and enjoy a dynamic environment.” They hand pick top students across the country.

As a tax associate, you will go through a series of training, such as case studies, to make sure that you are prepared for your role. Your responsibilities are to enhance and protect clients assets and wealth, and serve as a member of clients service team

  • Help prepare federal, state and local tax returns
  • Participate in tax planning
  • Prepare 10099’s and quarterly estimates
  • Assist in gathering client information
  • Prepare technical memoranda

Andersen Tax recognizes and value curiosity and willingness to learn. They provide  a reimbursement for the CPA and/or other career development opportunities. They also have a summer leadership program. You will be able to find more information on HandShake.

Who are they looking for?

  • Self-starter: who takes initiatives and willing to take challenges
  • Positive attitude: excited to be there for the opportunities
  • Willingness to learn and interest

How to Keep Up Your Productivity

Written by: Yuriya Miyako
As midterm season attempts to take over our lives and the semester is half way over, all students must be drowning in work. Here are some tips to get through the rough times and have a more productive time.


1.Set timers for study sessions: Break up your study session into several time slots. It will allow you to concentrate easily.


2. Make a check list for the day: This will help you organize tasks into even smaller tasks.


3. Don’t forget short study breaks: Study breaks will help you regain your motivation.


4. Turn your phone off: “Just checking Instagram” can always turn into scrolling for two hours.

5. Do not multitask: Focusing on one task at a time improves the quality of the work and helps you shift smoothly from one task to another.