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Empower. Educate. Inspire. The Women’s Leadership Initiative is hosting an exciting week of activities beginning on Sunday, February 22, that will conclude with a motivational Women's Leadership Conference on Friday, February 27.

Girls just wanna have fun, and the Women’s Leadership Initiative is giving women in PLV just that and more through a week of engaging and empowering programming. Starting on Sunday, February 22, drop by any of these events or activities around campus that lead up to the Women’s Leadership Conference on Friday, February 27. Don’t forget to show your support for Women’s Empowerment Week by signing the banner on display in Kessel on Thursday, February 26.

“Nonviolent Sexuality: Making Peace with Passion” with Bob Hall
Sunday, February 22 │ 5:00 p.m. │ Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center
Students are invited to think for themselves about who they wish to be and what choices they wish to make in their lives and relationships.

Common Hour Tabling Social Media Campaign—Better than Barbie
Monday, February 23 │ 12:10 p.m.–1:20 p.m. │ Kessel Student Center
There are lots of reasons why you’re better than Barbie. Share your story about what makes you unique at this social media table.

Miss Representation Film Screening
Monday, February 23 │ 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. │ Miller Lecture Hall
This film explores the under representation of women in positions of power and influence in America and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. Discussion to follow with Professor Paul Ziek.

Glass Ceiling Faculty Panel
Tuesday, February 24 │ 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. │ Kessel Multipurpose Room
Join PLV Interim Dean for Students Rachel Carpenter; AVP of Undergraduate Education Sue Maxam, EdD; and Associate Professor of Information Technology Jean Coppola, PhD, as they share their stories of how they navigated their careers, all the way to the top.

Common Hour Conversations with CCAR—Is “Feminism” a Dirty Word?
Wednesday, February 25 │ 12:10 p.m.–1:20 p.m. │ Kessel 213/214
Join the CCAR and the Center for Unity and Equality for a common hour convo about this word and the powerful movement behind it.

Take Back the Night
Wednesday, February 25 │ 9:00 p.m.–11:55 p.m. │ Miller Lawn
This event has been occurring worldwide since the 1960s and stands by its mission of ending sexual violence in all forms, including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence. Students will rally, paint, enjoy speakers, walk, and more as they empowers survivors in the healing process.

Consent is Sexy: A Conversation for Men
Thursday, February 26 │ 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. │ Kessel Multipurpose Room
While the week is for the ladies, this event is an opportunity for men to participate in dialogue about their part when it comes to consent.

Women’s Leadership Conference
Friday, February 27 │ 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.│ Kessel Student Center
Join the Women’s Leadership Initiative for a day of redefining womanhood, featuring PACEtalks from fellow female Pace students, leadership workshops specifically designed for women, and a World Café Series hosted by the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute. The conference will provide you with the tools necessary to further establish your voice, acknowledge your power as a woman, develop a strong sense of self, and learn about the opportunities and challenges of becoming a woman in leadership. Admission is $5. Click here to register.