About Us

We’re the Women’s Interdisciplinary Society of Entrepreneurship, but you can call us WISE.

Why WISE?

In 2020, startups led by all-womxn founding teams only accounted for 2.3% of funding raised, and there are more men named James leading Fortune 500 companies than womxn leading Fortune 500 companies. WISE was created to change those statistics. We believe that by showcasing entrepreneurial thinking in all fields and industries, more womxn will be encouraged to pursue entrepreneurship. With a strong sense of community and a diverse set of programs, the WISE womxn are hoping to empower others who are interested in entrepreneurship or applying an innovative mindset to whatever they pursue in the future.

WISE provides students the opportunity to explore curiosities and discover paths together. Experiential learning is at the heart of Northeastern University, and WISE builds upon its ethos. Whether you are looking to attend interactive workshops that showcase entrepreneurship in every light, find a mentor to help develop personal and professional skills, or strengthen problem solving skills through working on a semester long project, WISE has an opportunity for you!

Our Values

Empowerment

Working with members to breakdown their imposter syndrome and help them discover their passion.

Authenticity

Lead as your most authentic self despite what society wants you to be like! Success looks different for everyone.

Inclusion

WISE was founded on inclusion for women in entrepreneurship, but our values stretch far beyond that. 

Passion

WISE is here to help anyone with a passion for any industry learn more about entrepreneurship.

Support

We are here to offer unconditional support to our members and team to help them learn and grow through coffee chats and one on ones.

Our
Founders

WISE Co-founder Eliana Berger.

Eliana Berger

Eliana is a 2021 graduate from Northeastern with a degree in Business, Psychology, and Design. While on campus, Eliana was a Co-Founder/Co-Director of WISE, Vice President of the Entrepreneurs Club, Venture Partner at Contrary, and held a few co-ops in product management. She is also the Founder/Director of Envision, an equity-free non-profit accelerator for young, underrepresented founders.

WISE Co-founder Mia Nguyen.

Mia Nguyen

Mia Nguyen is a May 2021 graduate from Northeastern University with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Global Social Entrepreneurship. While on campus, she participated in InnovateEDU, directed the Husky Startup Challenge, led marketing for the Entrepreneur's Club, was an active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, inducted into Huntington 100, and co-founded WISE. Mia now serves as Chief of Staff at Underscore VC and continues her efforts to diversify those who engage in tech by advising WISE and serving on the All Raise team.

Meet our WISE team! »