About Us

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

Why WISE?

Only 5% of venture capital funding goes to women founded companies, and there are more men named James leading Fortune 500 companies than women leading Fortune 500 companies. WISE was created to change those statistics! We believe that by showcasing entrepreneurial thinking in all fields and industries, more women will be encouraged to pursue entrepreneurship. With a strong sense of community and a diverse set of programs, the WISE women are hoping to empower others who are interested in starting a company 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!

Our
Founders

WISE Co-founder Eliana Berger.

Eliana Berger

Eliana Berger is a third-year studying Business, Psychology, and Design. Throughout her time at Northeastern she was Vice President of the Entrepreneurs Club and co-founded/co-directed WISE. Outside of Northeastern, Eliana is a Product Manager at Attentive Mobile, the Co-Founder of Envision Accelerator, and a Venture Partner at Contrary Capital.

WISE Co-founder Mia Nguyen.

Mia Nguyen

Mia Nguyen is in her fourth and final year, studying Finance and Global Social Entrepreneurship. While at Northeastern, she engaged in InnovateEDU, directed the Husky Startup Challenge, led marketing for the Entrepreneur's Club, and co-founded WISE. She continues to advise the current co-directors of WISE and engage in the community that made Northeastern feel like home. Mia also works full-time as the Chief of Staff to the founding partner at Underscore VC and will continue to do so after she graduates in May 2021.

Meet our WISE team! »