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.


2018 - 2019 WEI Events

October 3, 2018 

  • Coffeehouse Conversation: Pay Gap
  • Student led conversation on the pay gap

October 24, 2018

  • Fall Women's Leadership Dinner with Linda Tarr-Whelan & Guest Speakers
  • Guest Speakers: Lydia Clemmons, Tiff Bluemle
  • 30 students and 8 staff/faculty/community attended

Spring Semester - Jan-April

  • Women's Leadership Seminar
  • EHS course; woman leader speakers each week; in collaboration with Linda Tarr-Whelan
  • 12 students in the course

January 19, 2019

  • Women's March in Montpelier

February 17, 2019

  • Movie Night: Hidden Figures

February 22-24, 2019

  • Women's Leadership Retreat
  • Funded by Heisse grant (new name this year)

March 4, 2019

  • Spring Women's Leadership Dinner with Linda Tarr-Whelan & Guest Speakers
  • Guest Speakers: Angela Park, Tanja Hinerstoisser

March 8, 2019

  • International Women's Day Party
  • Informal party in the WGC

TBD - late March/early April

  • Panel discussion on women's voting right
  • Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the right for white women to vote, and looking at the right to vote for women of color

2018 - 2019 Nimble Events

  • Conversation on trans military ban

2018 - 2019 Potential Future Events

  • Panel discussion on sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Panel discussion(s) on other topics
  • Resource fair (similar to WEI Symposium 2016)
  • Keynote speaker(s)
  • Workshops on various topics: women in STEP, career preparation, etc.

Additional events will added to the 2018-2019 calendar! 

For more information, email WEI@champlain.edu.