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Friday, March 4th, 2022

Happy Friday, Huskies! This week, celebrate the start of Women's History Month by learning more about some of the Sherman Center's women-led REV ventures!

SOAR Vending's protein powder vending machine has officially launched, check it out at Marino Center! 👀
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Summer course registration begins on Friday, February 25th for Graduate students and Monday, February 28th for Undergraduate students! 📕

Applications for the 2022-2023 Executive Director of Forge are now open and close on March 28th!

As Executive Director, you will
  • Create and execute your vision for Forge
  • Make a lasting impact on the education and growth of students across Northeastern
  • Continue to learn about and strengthen your leadership style
  • Face challenges daily and learn so much in the process
  • and much more!
Please do not hesitate to reach out to current Executive Director Aida Wen () if you have any questions! 

Meet one of REV's women-led ventures!

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Victoria Napolitano, fifth year, BS Mechanical Engineering & MS Engineering Management 


"Stō is an ultra-portable kick scooter that folds to fit in your backpack. Co-founded by Victoria Napolitano along with our Sherman Center superstars Jack Streed and Ben Frothingham, Stō empowers urban commuters with portable, comfortable, and sustainable transportation. Folding seamlessly from a full-sized adult kick scooter, it is the smallest and lightest on the market. We won the 2020 mechanical engineering capstone Gorlov Prize for Innovation and the 2021 Husky Startup Challenge. Stō was a design and production client for Scout and is a Set Stage venture in IDEA. Last year, I was a semifinalist for the inaugural Women Who Empower Innovator Award. We plan to patent our designs, finalize our latest prototype, and perform user testing. Catch us riding around! " - (Victoria Napolitano) 

Two women in a farming field smiling

Click on the image above to learn more about how achieving gender equality today can lead to a more sustainable tomorrow ✨

Extra Credit with Professor Mark Sivak! 📝

"Here I share something design or tech related from the week for those looking for just a little extra credit."

As we start Women’s History Month, I wanted to share some awesome women designers with this article. One of the most famous design duos of all time is Ray and Charles Eames but due to her first name, lots of people mistake Ray for a man! She played a vital role in lots of modern designs including the famous Eames chair.
This article also mentions the book “Woman Made: Great Women Designers” by Jane Hall which I recommend and if Ted is reading this we should get a copy for the Sherm. Lastly, this article ends with some notable young women designers, check out their work!

As a bonus for the end of Black History Month here is an excellent resource to find black designers to follow on Twitter.
Thoughts and feedback about the extra credit this week or want to submit one for next week? Email Professor Sivak at

Stay Tuned for Season 6 Episode 3 of the ShermCast with host Alex and Makayla. 

Bookmark and use our Sherman Events Calendar to stay updated on upcoming events (social and educational) to help you grow and connect with our community.
Current Events

Women's History Month
March 2022-
Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.

International Women's Week
March 1st to March 8th
International Women's Week is a of celebration, education, and awareness surrounding women’s and gender issues. It focuses on five pillars: Building relationships, self-knowledge, sexual assault & interpersonal violence, healthy self-image, and leadership development.

International Women's Day
Tuesday, March 8th
International Women's Day is a major global celebration honoring women’s economic, political, and social achievements.
Upcoming Dates
Pi Day
Monday, March 14th

Spring Break
March 14th to March 18th
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Monday, March 21st

The Roux Institute and NU Cultural Life's Diversity Career Fair
Wednesday, March 23rd 12-4 PM
Learn more and RSVP here!

The Launch Lab Venture Mentoring Network Event
May 2022
The Launch Lab Venture Mentoring Network is preparing to host its 4th Launch Lab event in May. Fill this form out if you are actively fundraising or will be in the coming months!
Do you want to learn how to lead teams?

Join Sherman Center Director, Ted Johnson, for a simple, step-by-step template for effective team leadership every other Friday. Topics include defining your personal leadership, setting your vision & team structure, leadership soft skills, setting team expectations, team motivation, retention, and more!
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