Greetings from our new Chair, Nancye Mims

August 21, 2023

Dear League Members & Friends,

I am honored to be the new chair of the MIT Women’s League. As a member of the League since 2006, I’ve always been impressed with the history and resiliency of this group. From its founding in 1913, the Women’s League has been a tremendous resource for women at MIT -- adapting repeatedly and rising to the challenges of the times.  

Whether staffing MIT convalescent homes during the 1918 pandemic, supporting the Red Cross during WWII, welcoming international students and families, offering an array of fun and intellectually stimulating activities, and supporting students with scholarships and a winter clothing drive, the MIT Women’s League continues to evolve and thrive. 

This year, we will carry on with the roll out of in-person programming and the work of defining a post pandemic future -- rich with opportunities for learning, networking, service, friendship, and fun.  Please join us on October 5, as we kick off the season with a celebration of our 110-year history at MIT. On October 13, we will welcome Kaija Langley, as the first Breakfast Series speaker of the year. Kaija is a long-time staff member at the MIT Libraries and a published author of children’s books. This event, which includes a full breakfast, is offered in the iconic Emma Rogers Room – a must see especially if you are new to MIT. 

We are also thrilled to announce that the annual Craft Fair is back! Join us in Lobby 10 on December 13th and 14th for a chance to shop in person and purchase unique holiday gifts from local artists and artisans. Check out our website at for a full list of our upcoming events and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the latest news. 

As we move forward post pandemic, one thing is abundantly clear: Neither the past nor the future of this great organization would be possible without our dedicated members and volunteers. I look forward to working with all of you as we build on our 110-year legacy of community building and service, all while moving toward the future with creativity, resilience, and relevance to the lives and experiences of all women at MIT. 

Yours sincerely,
Nancye Mims