The 2017 International Women’s Day celebration includes two events, the Women in Leadership Ceremony and Reception and a keynote lecture by Deesha Dyer, titled “Diversity in the Workplace: Creating Intentional Opportunities for People of Color”. The events will be held on Wednesday, March 8 in the Fern Young Terrace in the Center for the Arts. The Women in Leadership Ceremony will be held from 4-5pm, followed by a short reception. Deesha Dyer will present her lecture at 5:30pm, which will be followed by a brief question and answer period.
The 2017 Ceremony and Reception will recognize 18 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater faculty, staff, and students whose achievements have inspired, encouraged, and brought to fruition projects in their departments and the community at large.
Deesha Dyer is the former Social Secretary for the Obama Administration from 2015-2017. A native of Philadelphia and former hip-hop journalist, Ms. Dyer is actively involved in community advocacy, working with the Youth Health Empowerment Project, CARE advocacy, Action AIDS, and beGirl.world.
The Women's Issues Committee is pleased to recognize the following UW-Whitewater women:
PICTURED ARE THE 2016 WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AWARDEES: TOP ROW L-R: KATY HEYNING, ELENA LEVY-NAVARRO, VESNA BRAJKOVIC, HERMIE SNOREK; MIDDLE ROW - ERIN EVERETT; BOTTOM ROW L-R: TRACEY SCHERR, LYNN SMITH, COURTNEY LUEDKE, MAI YIA LEE, SHARON MUELLER.
In the spring of 2008, the Chancellor and the Provost authorized and funded the Gender Equity Report. Faculty members from the Women's Issues Committee collaborated with representatives from university administration and the Office of Institutional Research to form the Gender Equity Task Force in order to complete this report. The goal of the project is to initiate improved gender equity for students, staff, faculty, and administrators across campus.
Read the 2009 Gender Equity Report
A Lactation room is now available in Hyland Hall 1006 - To register for access to the room, click on the following link http://www.uww.edu/uhcs/health-services/breastfeeding-policy-and-lactation-room. Information on the campus breastfeeding policy may be found on the Human Resources website at http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/hr/.
The Women's Issues Committee promotes interest in women and women's issues on campus by
Women's Issues Committee meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 3:45-5:00 p.m.
Membership - Criteria for membership is interest in women's issues and willingness to participate actively. Membership is voluntary and final number of potential members flexible. Volunteer members should represent the following areas: