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.


Trunk Club Launch Party!

Before spring break herNetwork was invited to attend Trunk Club’s Launch Party in their new Boston location! The evening was a ton of fun with lots of appetizers, a swag bag, and photo booth! Pictures below for proof!

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Trunk Club is an online fashion retailer that personalizes your experience with your very own stylist. They have locations all across the United States and have finally opened a location in Boston! Trunk Club has come to campus a couple times to visit student groups including herNetwork to talk about career opportunities as well as appropriate professional dress.

A big thank you again to Trunk Club and welcome to Boston!


Women Mean Business Conference Recap: Networking Lunch

Written by: Morgan Cappetta


After Yvonne Garcia (State Street) gave her opening keynote, and after the first breakout session of the day – in which students could select to attend an Accounting Panel, a Law Panel, or a Salary Negotiation Workshop – it was time for lunch! Lunch was hosted in the 9th floor trustee ballroom space at the Questrom School of Business. Sandwiches, salads, cookies and beverages were enjoyed by all. Seating was open, encouraging students to branch out and meet their peers and other professionals in attendance.

After the sit-down portion had concluded, the lunch moved into the networking portion, in which attendees moved into a cocktail setup with tall, small tables, encouraging movement and flexibility of conversation. Conversations abounded, and new connections were made. After the networking portion had concluded, members of herNetwork ushered students and professionals back down for the second breakout session of the day – from which students could choose to attend a Marketing Panel, a Finance Panel, or a Workshop about exiting ones comfort zone. We hope our attendees foster and grow the relationships they began at our conference, as networking, learning, and making friends are what our conference is all about!