Our interns make a year-long commitment to their own personal development and to the enrichment of the Women’s Center.  >> Read more


The Women’s Center gives three signature awards each year in recognition of the achievements of the extraordinary women of U.Va.  >> Read more


Our wonderful donors allow us to continue to enrich and improve the lives of students, faculty, staff, and community members.  >> Read more



Iris, a national journal, is a web magazine with student-written posts that are relevant and important for women at U.Va. >> Read more


The Women's Center sponsors a wide range of events each semester that you won't want to miss out on. Take a look at what we have coming up!


Latest From The Blog

  • Student Spotlight: Laura Troyano

Student Spotlight: Laura Troyano

  • April 27th, 2016

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Laura Troyano Year: 4th year Major: Media Studies major, Spanish minor Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia What do you miss most about your hometown when you’re at UVA? I’m from Northern Virginia, so I’m really not too far from home. However, when I’m at school, I miss all of my favorite ethnic restaurants that my dad and I like to go to. Going home to a refrigerator that’s actually full is always a perk too! Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? YWLP has been so important to me for the past […]

  • Standing with QSU and BSA

Standing with QSU and BSA

  • April 21st, 2016

At the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, we stand with the Queer Student Union [...]

What Students Say

The social media marketing techniques I’ve learned are practical, not just in the college setting but for my future career as well. Being in an internship class enabled me to explore women’s issues, and helped me find my passion in global development.
Joie Zhang, Intern, 2012-13
I have learned more than I thought I would and I love the work I am doing spreading the word about the awesome resources the Women’s Center has to offer students around Grounds. I am so honored to have the opportunity to be a part of helping, supporting, and empowering women in our community.
Erin Ennis, Intern, 2012-13
Interning at the UVa Women’s Center has broadened my knowledge of how social media can be used to promote events and raise awareness. I have learned how to communicate effectively across social media platforms; what works, and what does not.
Kaitlin Mackie, Volunteer
Interning with the Women’s Center this year has been a wonderful experience. It has helped me to improve my communication skills and my ability to work with a team of people.
Ashley Koos, Intern, 2012-13