September 06, 2017
As Director of the Gender Violence and Social Change Program at UVA’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, Claire has long been a leader in gender justice advocacy. As determined as she is caring, Claire inspires us all in the Women's Center with her ability to see what's needed and to make it happen. If only Walt Disney had taken her advice when she wrote him a letter at age ten...for that story and more, read on.
Tell us about your greatest triumph or challenge at UVA.
August 07, 2017
March 27, 2017
Sarah Steele holds the keys to the Women’s Center’s heart – and its doors and filing cabinets and every administrative undertaking. The first face you see when you walk in the Center (or at least that’s when Sarah’s receptionist desk faced the front door at the Corner location, before we had to move for an office overhaul), Sarah is the essence of calm, caring friendliness and impeccable professionalism. What’s more, she’s wicked smart and could run circles ‘round us in Russian and other subjects.
March 16, 2017
As Mentoring Coordinator for the Women’s Center Young Women Leaders Program, Sarah Jenkins has helped shaped the professional and personal lives of women in the UVA, Charlottesville, and around the world. She’s funny and stylish and quick and curious. And she owes it all (not really ALL) to the impact of – which musical artist? To find out, read more about our wonderful Sarah Jenkins:
February 27, 2017
With quiet power, humility, and tenacity, Jaronda Miller-Bryant has been changing UVA for the better. As the Women’s Center’s Program Director of Global Outreach and Engaged Scholarship, and Associate Program Director of the Young Women Leaders Program, Jaronda helps students look within, reach out, and stand tall. We are lucky and proud to present this glimpse into Jaronda’s life and work. (Trigger warning for LeBron James fans, just FYI.)
Tell us about your path to UVA, to where you are now and the work you’re currently doing for the Women’s Center.