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Friday, June 29, 2018
Winthrop Women’s Coalition’s First Professional Development Conference

The Winthrop Women's Coalition is hosting its first all-day professional development conference with topics ranging from launching your career and breaking the glass ceiling, to stress management, and adaptability, flexibility, and courage in taking on new opportunities. Our speakers will include:
Jessie Dennen
Helen Nugent
Jody Guy Gaulin
Felicia Pope
Melissa Carsten
Elaine Whitton Davis

Breakfast, lunch, and an after-conference happy hour is included.

Registration is $25 and you can do so at .

Program Schedule (pdf 46 kb)

Speaker Bios (pdf 48 kb)

Past Events 

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Women in the Arts: A Panel Discussion

A private reception was held for Winthrop Women’s Coalition members and prospective members. The reception was followed by a panel made up of Shanola Hampton ‘98, Audrey Flack, Deborah Obalil, and Cary Perkins and was moderated by our own Dr. Jennifer Disney.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
An Evening with Lynette Woodard
A private reception for Winthrop Women’s Coalition members and prospective members followed by a Q & A with Lynette Woodard, a two-time U.S. Olympian, four-time all-American, a 10-time Hall of Fame inductee, holder of the all-time women’s scoring record in college basketball, and the first woman to play for the Harlem Globetrotters, on her journey of breaking through glass ceilings, making her own path, leading to her outstanding career.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Private meet and greet with P.N. Saksena, Dean for College of Business and Jeff Bellantoni, Dean for College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Private meet and greet with Winthrop’s new Vice President of University Advancement, Evan Bohnen for Winthrop Women’s Coalition members.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Question Bridge: Women’s Voices

International Women’s Day Panel
"Women Firsts”

The purpose of Question Bridge: Women’s Voices is to host an annual, intersectional panel of diverse women on International Women’s Day to have an intergenerational conversation about women’s issues generally, and work and identity issues specifically. This year, the theme of the panel is “Women Firsts.” Panelists will discuss their professional trajectories, including work, life, and identity issues, focusing on what it was like to be “the first” to achieve a certain accomplishment or break through a glass or other kind of ceiling. Our goal is to help educate women about some of the lessons required to trailblaze and persevere through diverse and difficult situations.

This event was sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, in collaboration with the Winthrop Women’s Coalition.

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