Women of Hopkins Affinity Group

We've got a new name! In an effort to create a more inclusive feel for the group, we've changed our name to... Women of Hopkins


Women of Hopkins provides the women of Hopkins the opportunities necessary to advance their professional and personal development. Women of Hopkins works to build a comprehensive network of women professionals at various career levels and industries by engaging Hopkins alumni, students, and friends of the university. Women of Hopkins' activities are designed to build community, opportunity, resource sharing, and personal advancement. Activities include regional networking events, lunch-and-learn seminars, one-to-one mentoring, group-wide meetings and other activities that support group objectives and member goals.

Check out our website that highlights some of these amazing women!

Upcoming Events

Women of Hopkins LA: Navigating Challenging Conversations and Other True Tales
Sunday, April 24, 2022

“Portraits: Conversations on Imposter Syndrome”
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Past Events

“Portraits: Conversations on Imposter Syndrome”
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

10th Annual Women's Leadership Conference
Friday, March 25th, 2022

What Businesses Need to Know Right Now with Nettie Owens (Engineering '01)
Friday, October 15, 2021

Women & Work: COVID's Impact and The Return to the Office
Friday, October 8, 2021

Women of Hopkins LA: Tea & Talk - Leadership EQ with Sam Basu Farreca, Co-founder, CultureStrategy
Saturday, August 14, 2021

Intimate Partner Violence: A Discussion with Dr. Nancy Glass and Dr. Laura Murray
Friday, April 23, 2021

Women of Hopkins 9th Annual Leadership Conference 2021: Stronger Together
March 8 - March 26, 2021, Virtual

Mindfulness Series Part III - Resilience: Cultivating Equanimity in the Face of Challenge
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Mindfulness Series Part II - Gratitude: Developing a Mind of Appreciation
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Mindfulness Series Part I - The Body Scan: Tuning Into the Body and Its Signals
Thursday, February 4, 2021

Rethink Facilitation to Prevent Burnout in 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Virtual Event: The Art of Negotiation with Professor Stacey B. Lee
Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Virtual Event: Career Conversations - How to Pivot, Manage, and Grow Your Career
Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Virtual Event: How Legal Decisions & Policy Making Impact Reproductive Rights in 2020 & Beyond - A Panel Discussion
Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Virtual Events: Leadership 3.0 - Say Good-Bye to the Old Paradigm and Lead Into the Future
Thursday, July 21st, 2020

New York, NY: Women of the Book with Earle Havens
Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Women of Hopkins DC | Reclaiming Humanity at Work
Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Women of Hopkins LA: Tea & Talk with Luci Gabel (Business '03)
Saturday, October 26th, 2019 

"Period. End of Sentence." Film Screening & Discussion Panel
Monday, October 7th, 2019


See More Past Events!


WOH  DC | Mission Collaborative Career Change Bootcamp
Saturday, August 24th, 2019

WOH LA | Sip & Paint Night
Saturday, July 13th, 2019

DC - Emotional Intelligence for Entrepreneurs

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Baltimore - Tai Chi in the Sculpture Garden
Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Baltimore - Rethink Creativity
Monday, June 24th, 2019

WOH LA | The Women's Power Movement: From Employee to Entrepreneur
Saturday, April 27th, 2019

7th Annual Women's Leadership Conference
Friday, March 29th, 2019
The Palomar Hotel, Washington D.C. 

Stronger Together
Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

The Future of Women in the Workplace: A Panel Discussion
Thursday, February 7th, 2019 

Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Tai Chi & Brunch
Saturday, November 18th, 2017 

Hosted by Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Monday, November 13th, 2017
Women of Hopkins Affinity NY:
New York Philharmonic in Central Park
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The 5th Annual Leadership Conference
Friday, March 31, 2017
The Palomar Hotel, Washington, DC
Hosted by Hopkins Biotech Network, JHU Aerospace, JHU Women of Hopkins Affinities, and Carey Connect

Understanding People: Personality Theory and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Thursday, December 8, 2016


Losing Stress & Finding Balance: Your road to better health through Traditional Chinese Medicine
Thursday, June 2, 2016


4th Annual Leadership Conference
Remarkable Women: Fierce Women!

Friday, April 1, 2016
Click here to see a video reel of our I Am Fierce photos. Click here for the agenda.  


Women of Hopkins Speed Networking Event
Tuesday, December 1, 2015


JHU Women of Hopkins Wine, Dine & Paint September Social
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Click here to see photos from the event


3rd Annual Johns Hopkins Women of Hopkins Affinity Conference - Remarkable Women: Power, Purpose, Passion
Friday, March 27, 2015
To view all speaker bios and presentation slides, videos and other resources, click HERE. Click here for the agenda.
Complete videos and photos from the full day conference.


Happy Hour and Care Package Stuffing Party!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015


JHU Women of Hopkins: Wine, Dine & Paint!
November 19, 2014
click here to see photos from the event


Mindful Meditation: Holistic Techniques to Become Stronger, More Balanced and Less Stressed
October 29, 2014


JHU Women of Hopkins Affinity: Fall Day of Action 2014
October 15, 2014
Click here to see photos from the event


Women and the Art of Negotiation: A Workshop
October 6, 2014


Powerful Retirement Strategies for Women - WEBINAR
Join us for a Webinar on August 6th from 12:00 noon - 1:00pm (EDT)


2nd Annual Johns Hopkins Women of Hopkins Conference Remarkable Women: Transform Your Self and Your World
March 28th, 2014
Click here to see photos from the event
Click here to see a video of the session
led by Cheri Wilson (SPH '10) & Craig Bambrough
Click here to see a video of the session led by Shelva Clemmons (
A&S '09)
Click here to see a video of the session led by Ellie Whalen
Click here to see a video of the session led by Melisa Deane
Click here to see a video of the session led by Jackie Gaines (BUS  '07, '10) as guest and Pat Browne as "host"


WEBINAR:  Financial Planning 101
July 22, 2014


JHU Women of Hopkins NY: Negotiation Workshop
June 12th, 2014

JHU Women of Hopkins NY Launch: Women of Impact
January 23, 2014
See some photos here
Listen to full audio here
Read the transcript here

WEBINAR: "So it's Time to Leave Your Job: Entrepreneurial Lessons to Prepare Yourself for a Better One"
January 14, 2014


WEBINAR: "Don't Get Caught Up...From Resilience to Transformation"
January 7, 2014


WEBINAR: "Speak and Be Heard: Communicating as a Dynamic Leader"
November 14, 2013
listen and view webinar here


JHU Women of Hopkins - The shift
November 7, 2013
See some photos


Women of Hopkins Bowling at Mustang Alley's
August 22, 2013
See some photos here


Remarkable Women: Leadership Strategies for 2013
Women's Leadership Conference
March 22, 2013
See some photos here


Crafting the Perfect Pitch: A Workshop
January 30, 2013
Read the trasncript here


Where Are All the Women?: The Gender Gap in Leadership
June 18, 2012
Watch the video here


Women's Leadership Workshop
January 26, 2012 & February 1, 2012


Charting Your Own Course
October 26, 2011


Women Of Hopkins News: Did you see this? 


Women's Leadership Conference 2019 Photos!



Summer 2016 Stories for STEM Girls

Article from the Johns Hopkins Magazine, featuring Alumnus Jean Fan, Engr '13, and her journey as the only women in her Ph.D. program in bioinformatics at Harvard University. 

July 30th, 2015 Interview with Valerie O'Malley

Watch this interview with Valerie O'Malley, A&S '10, on the values and benefits of the Women of Hopkins Affinity Group. 

Summer 2013 These women mean business

Four members of Women of Hopkins featured in the Johns Hopkins Magazine 

May 10th, 2013

Innovating Women Leaning In to Tell Their Own Stories

Read this inspiring article for innovative women and the goal to crowd-create a new book that will put the role of women in innovation into a historical perspective. 

  Interview with Nina Goldman

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Nina Goldman (2004, A&S, Cognitive Sciences) and chat with her about her involvement in Hopkins’ Women of Hopkins. Nina is currently an Association Executive at the American Council of Engineering Companies, a civil engineering trade association. Read more


Interview with Martha McKenna.

We recently chatted with Martha McKenna (MBA, Carey, 2012) and asked her about her experience in the Hopkins Women of Hopkins affinity group. Here’s what she had to say. Read more


Interview with Sara Abiusi

Johns Hopkins University's Federal Government and Women of Hopkins Affinity group member Sara Abiusi ('96) speaks about her career and involvement in the Affinity Groups and Communities. Read more



Affinity communities are groups made up of members of the Johns Hopkins community, predominantly alumni and students who come together around an industry vertical or subject/area of interest.


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Work in Progress
A Forbes column on career talk for women.

Selena Rezvani - Washington Post Columnist
Column for women in business.

Career Development Webinars
Webinars from the JHU Career Center

Reach the affinity team at affinity@jhu.edu with any questions!