WAM 2020

Remaining Women's Acton Month Events Canceled

Under the guidance of Georgia Tech and the University System of Georgia, the Women's Resource Center has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel all remaining Women's Action Month events. We hope that you will continue to celebrate, honor, and empower the women in your life and your community during this difficult time. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Dani Lechner (danielle.lechner@studentlife.gatech.edu).

2020 Women's Action Month Programs

The Georgia Tech Women’s Resource Center honors Women’s Action Month (WAM) annually in March with a series of programs dedicated to celebrating and inspiring the campus community to action for women and gender equity. Programs address gender equity, provide gender-based education, feature women speakers, authors, content creators, and/or celebrate women's accomplishments. This year's theme, “Speaking to Be Heard” was inspired by the following quote from gender equity activist and education advocate, Malala Yousafzai, “I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard… We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back".

How Coeds Came to Georgia Tech: A History of Women and Engineering Education
3/2/2020 | 4:00PM - 5:30PM | Stephen C. Hall Bldg, rm 102
The School of History and Sociology welcomes the fourth speaker in the spring 2020 speakers series "Social Justice: Power, Inequity, and Change." Dr. Amy Bix, Professor of History at Iowa State University will give a talk on "How Coeds Came to Georgia Tech: A History of Women and Engineering Education." Click here to register.
Hosts: School of History and Sociology; Society of Women Engineers
Contact: Jennifer Singh - jennifer.singh@hsoc.gatech.edu; Gabby Gershon - swecampus@gmail.com

Black Women's Community Circle: Future of Black Women
3/2/2020 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Women’s Resource Center
Join us for an in-depth dialogue as we explore the future of Black women. Where will Black women be in 10 to 20 years in the professional world and in cultural representation? How can we contribute to the futurity and progress for Black women? The Black Women’s Community Circle is a space dedicated to community care, solidarity, and intentional coalition building led by Black women and for Black women. Click here to RSVP.
Host: Women’s Resource Center
Contact: Dani Lechner - danielle.lechner@studentlife.gatech.edu

Gender Pay Gaps in U.S. Science Agencies: Why Organizations Matter
3/3/2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Crosland Tower, 7th floor
Join Dr. Kaye Husbands Fealins and Dr. Laural Smith-Doerr as they launch Women's History Month with a talk on their recent article on organizational approach to gender pay gaps in Science Agencies and the U.S. Federal Government. A light reception will follow.
Host: Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Latinx Women's Community Circle - Family & College: First-Generation
3/4/2020 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Women’s Resource Center
Join us for an in-depth dialogue as we explore the intersections of being a Latinx woman and first-generation college student. What impact did our families have on us in our choice to pursue higher education? How have our relationships with the people who helped raise us changed since coming to Georgia Tech? Are there cultural and gender expectations within our families contributing to our post-college life plans?

The Latinx Women’s Community Circle is a space dedicated to community care, solidarity, and intentional coalition building led by Latinx women and for Latinx women. The group is facilitated by two Women’s Resource Center student leaders who lead bi-weekly discussions about issues that impact Latinx Women. Click here to RSVP.
Host: Women’s Resource Center
Contact: Dani Lechner - danielle.lechner@studentlife.gatech.edu

Asian Women's Community Circle: Colorism
3/4/2020 | 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM | Women’s Resource Center
Join us for an in-depth dialogue as we explore the impact of colorism on Asian women both within communities and as individuals. How have negative social messages that lighter skin is superior and more desirable harmed our perceptions of ourselves and how we relate to one another within our cultural communities and transnationally? What collective and individual actions can we take to disrupt these colorist messages and heal together?

The Asian Women’s Community Circle is a space dedicated to community care, solidarity, and intentional coalition building led by Asian women and for Asian Women. The group is facilitated by two Women’s Resource Center student leaders who lead weekly discussions about issues that impact Asian Women. Click here to RSVP.
Host: Women’s Resource Center
Contact: Dani Lechner - danielle.lechner@studentlife.gatech.edu

When Women Lead: Insights and Experiences
3/6/2020 | 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Scheller College of Business, LeCraw Auditorium
International Women’s Day is a day to honor and celebrate the achievements of women around the world. Since 1908, the occasion is an official holiday in more than two dozen countries to recognize the contributions women have made in all fields of study, industry, and society.

On Friday, March 6, Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business will highlight the trailblazing talents of three women who have made a remarkable impact in both their careers and their communities. Please join Scheller College of Business and Dean Maryam Alavi in welcoming Beth Cabrera, founder, Cabrera Insights; Carolyn Gibbs, head of global investments engagement, Invesco Ltd., and Shally Pannikode, SVP & chief information and digital officer, WellStar Health Systems for a discussion on women’s issues and insights gained along the path to leadership. A continental breakfast will be served from 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM in the Thornton Atrium followed by the panel discussion from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM in the LeCraw Auditorium." Click here to register.
Host: Scheller College of Business
Contact: Lorrie Burroughs - lorrie.burroughs@scheller.gatech.edu

2020 Women's Leadership Conference
3/7/2020 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Historic Academy of Medicine
The Women's Leadership Conference is a gathering of women who have sought to become leaders in the classroom and the boardroom as well as the communities where they reside.This one-day event offers workshops, speakers and discussions aimed at training women leaders on area campuses and in the Atlanta community. This year, we are challenging the positions we hold or are expected to fill in our professional, academic, and personal lives. We're no longer waiting for others to make room for us. We are CREATING OUR SPACE. This year's conference theme is inspired by Shirley Chisholm, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair". Click here to register.
Host: Women’s Leadership Conference
Contact: wlc.gatech.edu

Perspective Through the Women's Lens
3/9/2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | MRDC 4211
Join other women in sharing your experiences and stories as an engineer/scientist and a woman in industry, research, classes, etc. Everyone’s experiences can vary greatly, and together we can learn from each other while addressing where we can improve situations for future generations. This interactive event promotes discussions based on your own experiences and starting conversations that may be more challenging or don't get attention in a day-to-day life. Food will be provided.
Host: Women in MSE
Contact: Kat Adstedt - kadstedt@gatech.edu

Women's Empowerment Week: Headshots with the Reck

3/9/2020 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Skiles Walkway

Refresh your profile pic and show your Yellow Jacket pride with a free headshot with the Reck!

Host: Alpha Omega Epsilon

Contact: Lauren Barger - lbarger8@gatech.ed

Adulting Workshop
3/9/2020 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Student Center, rm 319\
Adulting is hard, but it doesn't have to be. Come learn about everything from budgeting to stress management and work life balance to impostor syndrome, and everything else in between. There will be a short presentation and activity around budgeting, and panelists from SWE Atlanta's Executive Board will be answering questions based on their plethora of experiences across a variety of industries and roles. Light refreshments will be provided. Click here to register
Host: Society of Women Engineers
Contact: Hannah Lin - swevptechnical@gmail.com; Toral Kadakia - swepresident@gmail.com

Women's GradChat - Learning to Say "No": Setting Personal & Professional Boundaries
3/10/2020 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Smithgall (Flag) Building, Suite 131
Join us for a free meal and in-depth dialogue as we explore the ways we can develop, communicate, and strengthen our personal and professional boundaries. What are some personal and professional boundaries you have created or hope to create that will help you thrive? What are some indicators that can help us identify when others are not respecting our boundaries? How can we set expectations and effectively communicate what our boundaries are to those around us? Click here to register.
Host: Women's Resource Center; Graduate Student Goverment Association
Contact: Dani Lechner - danielle.lechner@studentlife.gatech.edu

Women's Empowerment Week: Karaoke at Under the Couch
3/10/2020 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Under the Couch

Join Alpha Omega Epsilon for karaoke at Under the Couch with music that features, celebrates, and empowers women

 

Women's Empowerment Week: Yoga with Alpha Omega Epsilon

3/11/2020 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Brittan Rec

Wind down before spring break with yoga with Alpha Omega Epsilon. Please bring your own yoga mat, limited mats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Panel with GradSWE!

3/11/2020 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | D.M. Smith, rm 208

Want to learn what graduate school is like? Come out to a panel with GradSWE at GT! Click here to register.

Host: Society of Women Engineers

Contact: Gabby Gershon - swecampus@gmail.com

Women's Empowerment Week: Women's Night at the Invention Studio
3/12/2020 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Invention Studio, 2nd Floor MRDC
Women's Night in the Invention Studio offers undergraduate and graduate women two hours of fun and creation in the studio with small projects to help build skills and equipment confidence! Space is limited and registration is required. Click here to register.
Host: Women’s Resource Center; Alpha Omega Epsilon; School of Mechanical Engineering
Contact: Dani Lechner - danielle.lechner@studentlife.gatech.edu Lauren Barger - lbarger8@gatech.edu

Woke to the Underrepresented
3/24/2020 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | 203 Flag Conference Room
Data driven, first-hand evidence as to the experiences of underrepresented; marginalized students at Georgia Tech.
Host: Student Life: Office of Research and Assessment
Contact: Brenda "B" Woods: brenda.woods@studentlife.gatech.edu

How to Build Your Well-being to Thrive
3/24/2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Student Center Theater
Join the Women of Georgia Tech Employee Resource Group as we engage in an intimate discussion with renowned scholar and author, Beth Cabrera, as she shares insights from her book Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-being. This special event is hosted in celebration of Women's History Month. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to attend the event by Friday, March 20. Click here to register.
Host: Women of Georgia Tech Employee Resource Group (ERG)
Contact: Laura Pusateri - laurapusateri@gatech.edu

24 Hours of Women in Music

3/24/2020 | 11:00 AM - 11:58 PM | WREK Radio 91.1 FM

Join the Women's Resource Center and WREK Radio for 24 hours of women in music! Tune in to 91.1 FM from 11:00 AM - 11:58 PM for an empowering day of music featuring women artists.

Host: WREK Radio and Women's Resource Center

Contact: Dani Lechner - danielle.lechner@studentlife.gatech.edu

 

Gender before Birth: Sex Selection in a Transnational Context

3/26/2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Hall Building, Room 102

The School of History and Sociology welcomes the fifth speaker in the spring 2020 speakers series "Social Justice: Power, Inequity, and Change." Rajani Bhatia, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Women Studies, College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Albany will give a talk on “Gender before Birth: Sex Selection in a Transnational Context.

Host: School of History and Sociology
Contact: Jennifer Singh - jennifer.singh@hsoc.gatech.edu

 

Women's GradChat - Self-esteem, Self-awareness, & Self-growth

3/26/2020 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Women’s Resource Center

Join us for a free meal and in-depth dialogue as we explore the ways self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-growth are interconnected components of our personal advancement as graduate women. What tools can we utilize to check-in with ourselves and assess where we are in our development in each of these areas? How do we set, align, and accomplish our learning goals within each component? Click here to register.

Host: Women’s Resource Center

Contact: Dani Lechner - danielle.lechner@studentlife.gatech.edu

 

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

3/28/2020 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Naugle CommLab (Clough Commons 447)

A Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon is a large, scheduled social event that gathers individuals with varying levels of experience in Wikipedia together to add to, improve, copyedit and “Wikify” articles on a given topic. The event gives newcomers insight and experience into how Wikipedia works and (maybe even more importantly) improves one of the largest public-facing reference resources on the Internet. The focus for this particular Edit-A-Thon would be improving Wikipedia articles on underrepresented individuals in STEM, especially women and individuals from LGBTQIA+ and racial and ethnic minority communities.

Host: Writing and Communication Program

Contact: Corey Goergen - corey.goergen@lmc.gatech.edu

 

Female Founders

3/28/2020 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join VentureLab’s I-Corp Sites Inaugural Female Founders program. This program will coach Georgia Tech female-led teams through evidence-based entrepreneurship and innovation centered on customer discovery. Teams will be eligible to apply for up to $3000 to be spent on Customer Discovery efforts, including but not limited to travel expenses to relevant conferences where teams will be able to directly interview potential customers. The program, led by an all-female team of entrepreneurship coaches, will run from March 28th through April 24th with a kick-off session, weekly check-ins, and a closing session highlighting teams’ progress. Teams that successfully complete this program will be eligible to apply to the National Science Foundation I-Corps Teams program with an award up to $50,000 to be used to continue customer discovery and advance the progress toward commercialization.

Host: Venture Lab

Contact: Melissa Heffner - melissa.heffner@venturelab.gatech.edu

 

Speculums and Paper Gowns: Navigating Sexual Health Appointments

3/31/2020 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Women’s Resource Center

Whether you’ve had five pelvic exams or you’ve just scheduled your very first, take an opportunity to learn about what to expect and what not to expect at your sexual health appointment! This program will kick-off the Women’s Sexual Health series, co-sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, Health Initiatives, and the Women’s Health Clinic. In this session you will have an opportunity to directly interact with medical equipment typically used in a pelvic exam, learn about how to advocate for yourself during your appointment, and ask all of your questions in a safe and judgement-free environment. Due to the nature of this event, space is limited. Light refreshments provided. Click here to register.

Host: Women’s Resource Center, Health Initiatives, and the Women’s Health Clinic

Contact: Dani Lechner - danielle.lechner@studentlife.gatech.edu