Welcome to the Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA) website. We are the independent, non-profit group dedicated to:

  • promoting alumnae accomplishments and history
  • maintaining connections among alumnae
  • supporting women on campus  

Join now! [Mission and ByLaws details]

AMITA New England Events

We are planning more events, so please check back.

Saturday June 4, 2016
AMITA Annual Meeting Speaker Announced!
We are delighted to have Chris Bourg speak about the future of libraries, drawing on her own vision and on the work of the Future of Libraries task force. [Director, MIT Libraries] [her Feral Librarian blog]
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM  Location: Mezzanine Lounge in the Student Center, W20-307
[Details and RSVP]

For details on upcoming events and events for our chapters and affiliated organizations, please see our Events Page.

Current News Items

February 23, 2016 
MIT Alumnae Win Presidential Early Career Awards


Those women from MIT who were honored were (left to right):
Kay M. Tye ’03, assistant professor and the Whitehead Professorship Chair in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Rebecca Dodder PhD '06 Engineering Systems Division
Kristen Wendell SM '05 Aeronautics & Astronautics
[MIT Energy Initiative article]

March 21, 2016
Stephanie Pollack ’82 named secretary of transportation for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [Slice of MIT article]
February 4, 2016
The path from academia to industry shouldn’t be a one-way street, according to UW research that explores “on-ramping” strategies to widen the pool of women faculty in STEM. [UW article]
Decenber, 2015
Four MIT Alumnae Among IEEE Top Women In Their Field The IEEE recently announced the inaugural list of "10 women in networking/communications that you should know." Over 150 people around the world submitted nominations for this list, and many of these people submitted several names. These nominations created a very impressive list of approximately 140 women in the networking/communications fields. The women nominated amaze us and inspire us.  The four MIT Alumnae who made the list are: Deborah Estrin ’85, Muriel Medard ’89, Radia Perlman ’73, and Lixia Zhang ’99.  Details on all 10 amazing women, as well as quotes from one of the many people who nominated these women, are available at: http://sites.ieee.org/com-n2women/files/2015/12/Top10-20151.pdf

December 23, 2015
Alumna Shirley Jackson, '68, '73 wins nation’s highest honor in science and technology [MIT News article]

December 18, 2015
Professors Angela Belcher '93 and Sangeeta Bhatia '97 were named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors [MIT News article]

December 18, 2015
MIT students displayed sustainable fashion designs at the fifth MIT Trashion Show. [MIT News article]
November 7, 2015
Girls Day @ the MIT Museum 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM [Details]

Alumnae elected to the MIT Corporation!

June 4, 2015
MIT Corporation elects new members including these alumnae:
Leslie C. Dewan ’06, PhD ’13
Jean Hammond SM ’86

AMITA extends our congratulations to these alumnae.  [MIT News]

Congratulations to Alumnae Award Winners!

September 25-26, 2015 
Several alumnae have won institute awards which are detailed here.  

Bronze Beaver Award
Theresa M. Stone SM '76

Harold E. Lobdell ’17 Distinguished Service Award
Karen Ho, '94

George B. Morgan ’20 Award
Melody E. Gower, '85
Deborah S. Sharpe, '76

Past Events

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Maximize Your Tax Advantaged Savings 
(formerly Retirement Savings Vehicles)  This event will feature a panel of financial professionals who will discuss the ins and outs of various retirement plan strategies.  Networking and refreshments at 6:30PM; panel discussion starts at 7PM.
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM   Location: E51-395

For a list of past events, go to Events page and choose Filter = Archive 

Join AMITA Now!

AMITA members are working toward making MIT a better place for women and connecting alumnae for fun, and maybe even profit! Join now! For more information or to contact our Membership Chair, please email Veena Jayadeva '10


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A new advice column! To start us out we have two questions submitted to “Ask AMITA” that welcome your responses. [Visit site]

Check out our Volunteer page!

Members Only Area!

Become a member now in order to access information, audio/video segments, and networking opportunities offered only to AMITA members.  Join now! 

AMITA has chapters in Cambridge, Northern California, New York City, and Washington DC. [Details]

Affilitated Organizations

Brochure: overview of the organization including leadership, activities, and membership information

AMITA Oral History Project on MIT Dome

AMITA Groups (log in first):

Join the Entrepreneurship Group!

This is a group for active and hopeful entrepreneurs to come together for information, education, collegiality and networking.
How to join:
1) Login
2) Click on "My Profile"
3) Click on "Group"
4) Click on "Search"
5) Enter "ent"
When the group comes up click on it, and then click on subscribe.


Citizen Scientist Corner 

You can do more than you think! You can make a positive impact on things that can help society, your town, your children’s safety, health, for instance. Add your own story and resources! [Visit site

Alumnae share their memories

In 1873, Ellen Swallow Richards was the first woman to graduate from MIT. In 2014, the freshman undergraduate class was approximately 48% female! [MIT Slice of Life podcast]

Career Challenges and Strategies Corner 

Our first topic to go up on this new page is adjusting to working in a male dominated field. “What’s taking so long?” asks Dr. Susan Kannenberg SB ’61. [Site coming soon...] 

The Boston Club is looking for a few good women!

The Boston Club is one of the largest communities of women executives and professional leaders in the Northeast.  They are looking for New England area women who are interested in board positions (public, private and non-profit boards). More info on their website or contact Jill Wittels via scone@alum.mit.edu.

2015 AMITA Academic Award

Andrea Kriz ’15 was awarded the 2015 AMITA Academic Award this year. [Details and picture!]

Interested in Women's Role Models?

It was NEVER a dress! [Time article] [website

Role Models and Women’s Political Representation by Fabrizio Gilardi [presentation pdf]

MIT Initiative

Initiative on environment to be led by Susan Solomon, Ellen Swallow Richards Professor [MIT News article]  The Ellen Swallow Richards Professor is a chair established and funded by AMITA. [Details]