Women's Empowerment Initiative
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 -2018 WEI Events
September 27, 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
Presentation and discussion with Yassin Sarr, Founder of Starfish International, Gender and Education Activist from The Gambia.
February 6, 2018
March 7, 2018
12:30-1:45 PM, Champlain Room
Welcome to the World
An interactive simulation exploring the life experiences of women across the globe. Dessert provided!
International Women's Day:
12:30-1:45, Alumni Auditorium
Guest Speaker: Ritu Sharma (https://www.iyfnet.org/people/ritu-sharma) & Student Panel
Ritu Sharma will speak about her work with international women's rights, gender based violence, and women's leadership, followed by Q&A and a student panel. The panel will consist of students who are international students themselves, have international experience, and/or do international work related to women's empowerment. We are excited to welcome Absa Samba, Lily Mason, and Sawyer Cawley Edwards on the panel moderated by Val Esposito, Director of the Environmental Studies & Policy Program and professor of the Women's Leadership Seminar course.
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.