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


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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: Talley Snow

Student Spotlight: Talley Snow

  • April 25th, 2017

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Talley Snow! Year: Second year Major: Undeclared Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia 1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? I was very lucky to attend private school my entire life, eventually going to an all-girls private school from sixth grade on. At my all-girls school, I was able to learn in an environment where I was surrounded by only girls and was encouraged to speak up. While in high school we had some co-ed classes, I think that an all-girls school really made a difference during my middle school development, because that […]

  • Being #BodyPositive on Grounds

Being #BodyPositive on Grounds

  • April 18th, 2017

There are over 2 million images posted and stories shared on Instagram under “#bodypositive.” You can find articles on BuzzFeed like, “23 Body-Positive Tips That Aren’t Garbage” or “19 of the Most Totally Awesome Body-Shaming Clap Backs of 2015.” Celebrities and models like Ashley Graham or Iskra Lawrence grow more famous every day in popular culture for their celebration of body positivity and demand for greater body diversity in the media. Even Barbie has taken to the body positive movement, releasing versions of the classic toy with a more diverse range of body shapes and sizes. It seems like we’re in a moment where the media, […]

  • Tips for Partners of Survivors

Tips for Partners of Survivors

  • April 11th, 2017

When you are in a relationship with someone who has been harmed, it is difficult to know how to help your partner while also managing your own reactions. Some of the reactions you may have are: Anger Sleep disturbances Guilt or shame Fearfulness Denial Frustration Depression Wanting to take action Because of these reactions, it is sometimes helpful for you to seek support for yourself, in addition to your partner seeking help to recover from the violence. All of these reactions are normal responses to trauma – even when you did not experience a traumatic event directly yourself. Managing these […]

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