Women's Empowerment Initiative

Women's Empowerment Initiative at Champlain CollegeMission

The Women's Empowerment Initiative aims to cultivate confidence and courage by fostering the achievements of women. Through the Initiative, we strive to empower current and future leaders, and to provide learning, networking, and recognition opportunities for students, staff and faculty.


2017 -18 WEI Events 

September 27, 2017 

Fall Women's Leadership Dinner with Linda Tarr-Whelan and guest speakers Allyson Laackman & Melinda Moulton 

November 9, 2017 

Transformative Leadership Workshop with Linda Tarr-Whelan 

December 11, 2017 

#MeToo Campus-Wide Conversation 

Spring Semester, 2018 

Women's Leadership Seminar 

January 22, 6:00-8:00 PM 

Morgan Room, Aiken Hall 
Panel Discussion: Professionalism at Champlain College 
This conversation will look at the concept of professionalism through an equity/diversity/inclusion lens. 
The purpose of this panel discussion is to unpack what we mean when we say "professional" at Champlain College (both for our students and our faculty and staff colleagues) and to interrogate how this concept might, at times, come into tension with issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. 

January 26-28, 2018 

Women's Leadership Retreat

January 31, 2018, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM 

Alumni Auditorium 
Presentation and discussion with Yassin Sarr, Founder of Starfish International, Gender and Education Activist from The Gambia.

February 6, 2018 

Spring Women's Leadership Dinner with Linda Tarr-Whelan and guest speakers Kathy Austin & Wanda Heading-Grant 

March 8, 2018 

International Women's Day 
(Events to be announced) 

May, 2018 

Faculty workshop with Linda Tarr-Whelan at May Collaborative 

Additional events will added to the 2017-2018 calendar! 

For more information, email WEI@champlain.edu.