Learn and launch with this week’s events

Boston women in business, this is your week for events. Join the panel presentations, hackathons and foodie meetups aimed at promoting women (and girls!) in tech, finance, and more.


Today, Nov. 14: Fall 2016 Husky Startup Challenge Demo Day, hosted by Global Entrepreneurship Week at Northeastern University at the Indoor Quad & Ballroom, Curry Student Center, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston. 6-8:30 p.m. FREE. Register HERE. Northeastern is throwing its annual Fall 2016 Husky Startup Challenge Demo Day, and you get to be a part of it. The event will showcase multiple student startups that have gone through bootcamps and coaching sessions. You get to watch their live pitches, then cast your vote to help decide the venture getting thousands in prize money.

Tuesday, Nov. 15: Power of Constraints, hosted by AIGA Boston and MassChallenge at 21 Drydock Ave., 6th floor, Boston. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Register HERE. Every entrepreneur, team builder and designer is going to face obstacles. Having the tools to overcome those obstacles is what leads to success. Join AIGA Boston and its panel of in-house designers for a discussion about using constraints to overcome team and growth problems.

Wednesday, Nov. 16: November Boston Sustainability Breakfast, hosted by Net Impact Boston Professional Chapter at Pret A Manger, 101 Arch St., Boston. 7:30-8:30 a.m. FREE. Register HERE. Calling all sustainability professionals: This breakfast meetup, hosted by Net Impact Boston, is an awesome opportunity to connect with your Boston peers. Come by for food and discussion about navigating the intersection of the sustainability and business worlds.

Thursday, Nov. 17: Shoobx Startup Series Solving the Funding Puzzle, hosted by Shoobx, Inc. at WeWork South Station, 745 Atlantic Ave, Boston. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Register HERE. Founders: As you know, funding can be one of your biggest challenges. The path to financial success for your startup can be overwhelming and frustrating. Luckily, Shoobx has you covered with its “Solving the Funding Puzzle” panel of entrepreneur and investor mentors. Come get expert advice on prepping your startup for investment and maximizing your investor meetings and transactions.

Thursday, Nov. 17: 2016 National Conversation on Board Diversity, hosted by 2020 Women on Boards at the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Student tickets $30, individual tickets $100. Register HERE. Company board members wield significant power. The question is, how do we increase female presence and influence on these boards? Join 2020 Women on Boards and SimmonsLeads for a panel presentation and networking event about ways to implement policies and programs to promote board gender diversity.

Friday, Nov. 18: B-School Mixer, hosted by Babson, Harvard, MIT, Boston University and Northeastern University at Tavern in the Square Allston, 161 Brighton Ave., Boston. 6-9 p.m. FREE. Details HERE. Boston-area business school students: Come mingle and unwind with your b-school compadres at Tavern in the Square Allston. A fun, informal networking setting, it’s the perfect way to end the week.

Saturday, Nov. 19 to Sunday, Nov. 20: Lady Problems Hackathon Boston, hosted by AngelHack at KAYAK Technology HQ, 10 Canal Park, Cambridge. 9 a.m. Saturday-6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $0-$10. Register HERE. We all know there’s a major female deficit in the tech world. Join AngelHack in trying to change that by participating in this countrywide challenge to create technology that empowers women entrepreneurs. All developers, designers and entrepreneurs are welcome to participate. Possible solutions include: helping women access health resources, increasing their access to financial training and support, boosting female founder confidence. P.S.: The Hackathon’s sponsors will be awarding prizes to the winners, including team mentoring and acceleration, press promotion, robotics technology and cash.

Sunday, Nov. 20: Potluck with Science Club for Girls & She Geeks Out! hosted by She Geeks Out at the CIC Venture Cafe, 1 Broadway, Cambridge. Noon-3 p.m. FREE. Register HERE. Come support the Science Club for Girls by participating in the She Geeks Out potluck and culture share. Bring a dish representing your culture’s cuisine and share the dishes from the SCFG. You’ll get to chat with, advise and learn from the inspiring and motivated SCFG girls and volunteers.