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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


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Latest From The Blog

  • Finishing the Year Strong

Finishing the Year Strong

  • June 24th, 2016

With the close of each academic year, we reflect on our recent successes and consider ways we can work toward more fully meeting the University community’s needs when the next year begins. In 2015-16, our staff led varied efforts across Grounds, sharing their expertise with:   30 interns   60 Young Women Leaders Program big sisters   14 mentoring group facilitators   12 Men’s Leadership Project big brothers    3 graduate assistants Many of these 119 young leaders recently graduated and are bringing their social justice advocacy skills to communities near and far. Others will join us again next year to further hone their skills and help us train more future leaders. Your […]

  • Student Spotlight: Kadeidra Watson

Student Spotlight: Kadeidra Watson

  • June 16th, 2016

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Kadeidra (Kadee) Watson! Year: 3rd Major: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Hometown: Nottoway, Virginia What do you miss most about your hometown when you’re at UVA? I miss my family the most, especially my mom. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? I am passionate about YWLP because I love working with adolescent girls and I love being a mentor. It makes me so happy to know that I am helping to make a young girls life better just by spending time with her. What made you choose UVA over other […]

  • Resources for Healthy Processing of Violence in the News

Resources for Healthy Processing of Violence in the News

  • June 13th, 2016

This weekend’s tragic attack on Pulse, an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, reminds us of how far-reaching the impact of violent events can be. News of violent events can have a significant impact on all of us whether or not a particular instance of violence has affected us directly. Understanding a bit about how we, as humans, process extremely troubling information can be helpful. At the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, as at so many other organizations around the country and the world, our first thoughts are for the families and friends of the victims killed and injured in this weekend’s shooting. As a […]

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.
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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.
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