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: Exploring the Gender Pay Gap
  • Student-led conversation on the pay gap for women in the United States and beyond

October 24, 2018

October 25, 2018

  • Open conversation on trans military ban for campus community

Spring Semester - Jan-April

  • Women's Leadership Seminar
  • Education and Human Studies course taught by Valerie Esposito; women 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 Fund for the Student Experience grant

March 4, 2019

March 8, 2019

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

April 16, 2019

  • Womxn's Empowerment Dinner for Staff and Faculty


Please contact the Women's and Gender Center, at womensandgender@champlain.edu  if you would like to get involved or have any questions or comments. Thank you!