Northeastern’s inaugural Innovator Awards recognize 19 women for entrepreneurship

Molly Beck, a Northeastern graduate and mother of two, has been acting on her entrepreneurial dream of building internal podcast networks for companies via her startup, Messy.fm. She found a familiar partner by applying for and winning an inaugural Innovator Award offered by the university’s Women Who Empowerinclusion and entrepreneurship initiative.

The awards, announced Thursday, recognize 19 women who are graduates or current students at Northeastern. They are receiving a total of $100,000 in grants to help fuel 17 business ventures.

In a span of 10 days, Women Who Empower received more than 150 award applications representing more than a dozen countries and all of Northeastern’s colleges, inspiring Diane MacGillivray, Northeastern’s senior vice president for university advancement, to raise additional funds to recognize the worthy recipients.

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