Women's Empowerment Symposium

Being Brave: Cultivating Our Courage & Confidence
April 3, 2017
All are welcome. LEAD-credit eligible.

Symposium Schedule (Updated 3/17/17)
8:30 - 9:30 AM

Recognizing our Champions Breakfast (Morgan Room)

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Welcome & Keynote address (Argosy Gymnasium)

Keynote Speaker: Alexia Vernon, Founder and President, Influencer Academy.

Branded a "Moxie Maven" by the White House Office of Public Engagement for her unique and effective approach to women's leadership, Alexia Vernon has spent her life engaged in growing female leaders.

2:15 - 3:15 PM

The Many Faces of Feminism Panel (Argosy Gymnasium)

Our all-student panel will explore how they embody (or choose not to embody) feminism and what they see for the future of feminism.

  • Emily Rice, '17 - Moderator
  • Bryn Bachmann, '19
  • Dylan Cullen, '17
  • Morandah Garrett, '17
  • Absa Samba, '20
  • Sue Te, '19
3:30 - 5:30 PM


Select the hands-on workshop that most interests you. All workshops will run for 2 hours. Space is limited; pre-registration is appreciated!

Self Defense for Women by Women
Limited to 20, led by The Safety Team
Location: Argosy Gymnasium

Mansplaining by Dan & Luke: Men as Allies
Led by Luke Lewis and Dan O'Hara
Location: CCM Building, room 233

Speak Up & Negotiate Your Worth
Led by WEI keynote Alexia Vernon
Location: Alumni Auditorium

Using Entertainment to Change Public Opinion
Led by Population Media Center
Location: Champlain Room

5:45 PM

Poetry Slam (CCM Champlain Room)

Join us for a evening hosted by youth-led, award-winning slam poetry team Muslim Girls Making Change. Students, faculty and staff participation encouraged!