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Year: Third
Major: Government
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
 
Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center?
| February 19, 2018 | young-women-leaders-program, interns
Get to know Social Media Marketing Team intern, Nicky Demitry!
 
Year: 3rd
Major: Foreign Affairs/Anthropology 
Hometown: Military brat 
 
1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center?
| February 16, 2018 | interns

UVA alumna Amy Chestnutt coordinates the Body Positive program at the Women's Center and co-teaches Gender, Body Image & Activism

While’s no great surprise that our Iris editor, Mary Esselman, has not one but four “favorite” fictional heroines, there’s one real-life feminist she loves to sing along with that you’ll have to read to believe.
 
1. Tell us about your path to UVA, to where you are now and the work you’re currently doing for the Women’s Center.
By: Leigh Ann Carver | February 01, 2018 | staff-spotlight, iris

As often as the early history of basketball appears in trivia games and PE class quizzes, the special place that basketball holds in the history of women’s athletics is still unknown to many. Thanks to Senda Berenson, the women’s game was introduced at Smith College within months of the sport’s founding in 1891 and quickly caught on at women’s schools across the US.

By: Leigh Ann Carver | January 31, 2018 | Awards

Senator Shelley Moore Capito opened the Women’s Global Leadership Forum in November with an inspiring keynote focused on Women and Democracy in the 21st Century. The Women’s Center is proud to count Sen. Capito among the winners of our Distinguished Alumna Award (2009). Over the years, we’ve given this award to alumnae from seven of UVA’s schools and in doing we always learn something specific about how their experience at the University prepared them to make important contributions in their fields.

By: Abby Palko | January 31, 2018 | Palko POV

OUR APPLICATIONS ARE LIVE!

COMMUNITY MENTORING PROGRAMS

Both the Young Women Leaders Program and the Men's Leadership Project pair undergraduate students with a local middle school student. Students who serve as bigs take a course through the Curry School of Education which helps to give them the knowledge and understanding of the developmental challenges that their little is facing.

We awarded the Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award to Marva Barnett, now Professor Emeritus, in 2002. She also received UVA's Thomas Jefferson Award in 2011. Marva is the editor of Victor Hugo on Things That Matter (Yale UP, 2010). Learn more about her work at  http://www.marvabarnett.com/

By: Mary Esselman | January 23, 2018 | Women on Grounds

Even in years far quieter than this one, a LOT happens at the Women’s Center over the course of 12 months.

"Eat healthier." "Get more organized." "Exercise more."

These may sound familiar as resolutions we have all made many times. And then…the change doesn’t last. Changing habits is hard work but it can be done. Here are some TIPS that can help you make your resolution and stick with it!

By: Charlotte Chapman | December 15, 2017 | Tips

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