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Welcome to the 2015 International Women’s Day Celebration at the University of Chicago! This year’s IWD theme is ‘Strong Women. Strong UChicago.’ The campus community is proud to host a variety of special events, talks, and meetings that celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women.
Colleges Online have created a useful document containing women-specific scholarships, organized by field and demographics. Are you seeking a degree in education or medicine? Are you a mother, with low income, or work for a women's organization? There are scholarships specifically for you. Click here to view the list of available scholarships.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) has a strong commitment to providing access to education and training for women across the globe. Through the Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives, IIE provides opportunities for women worldwide to participate in cutting-edge professional development, exchange programs and pursue higher education.
"I've met female students on this campus who are strong, vibrant, intelligent, and otherwise entirely unique," says Allie Torem. Her project started by asking students on campus a simple question: Who inspires you? Painting portraits of these inspiring colleagues, she tried to capture their expressions and emotions. Through the project, Allie says, she has learned that "supporting our fellow females is uplifting and empowering and it comes back and does wonders for us as individuals."
As International Women's Day celebrations at UChicago begin, the Chronicle of Higher Education published an article discussing the results of a 10-year long research at the University of California at Berkeley into "why so many women begin the climb but do not make it to the top as tenured professors, deans, or presidents."
On the occasion of the One Billion Rising campaign day, read an interview with Simona Broomes, a leading figure in the fight against human trafficking in Ghana. Broomes is forging a path to empowerment through the Guyana Women Miners Organization, which she launched in 2012.
This interview was conducted and sent to us by a UChicago student.
You can now purchase tickets ($5) for Saturday's Luncheon, featuring key-note speaker Young-Kee Kim, the Louis Block Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago. This Luncheon is the culmination of the International Women's Day celebration at the University of Chicago organized by the Office of International Affairs.
You can purchase your ticket by clicking here.
The University of Chicago will celebrate International Women’s Day from March 3-8, 2014, with a week-long celebration of the economic, political, and social achievements of women. A collaboration of multiple departments, programs, and offices of the University of Chicago, the week's schedule will include events, workshops, speakers, a resource fair, and a march to promote gender equality around the world.