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February 02, 2016

There's still time! Apply to be a Big in 2016-2017.

December 30, 2015

Get to know YWLP intern, Nicole Calandra!


Year: 4th Year
Major: IT and Management
Hometown: Westchester NY

September 23, 2015

Get to know Young Women Leaders Program intern, Camara Glover!


Year: 4th
Major: Elementary Education & History
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia


1. What do you miss the most about your hometown when you’re at U.Va.?
While I'm away from RVA, I miss the variety of great local restaurants!


April 07, 2015

The interns and staff of the Women, Girls and Global Justice program at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center sponsored a series of events on the Grounds of the University of Virginia throughout the month of March in honor of International Women’s Month (IWM).

The month of events was inspired by International Women’s Day on March 8. The Center intends for this month of themed events to be an annual tradition. The following are recaps of each event.

April 03, 2015

The Young Women Leaders Program is honored to announce that we have been selected to receive three undergraduate research grants through the Jefferson Public Citizens (JPC) program! This highly selective grant program provides funds to teams of U.Va. undergraduates as they conduct research-based public service projects.

February 26, 2015

In the above photo: Carrie Daniel stands with the principal of GBHS Kikaikom, two former Big Sisters, the head of the PTO at Kikaikom, Caroline, and the YWLP coordinator for Kikaikom

When I signed up to be a mentor through the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) as a second year student, I did not imagine that I would be engaging with issues facing girls and women around the globe in locations as exotic as the hills of Bamkikaai in the Northwest Region of Cameroon.

January 13, 2015

With the help of their Bigs, Littles recently conquered “the biggest fear most people have,” according to U.Va. Drama Associate Professor Kate Burke: Speaking in public.

On Dec. 6, the Young Women Leaders Program gathered in the afternoon for its annual Fall Finale at Newcomb Hall that kicked off with lunch and a special motivational talk from Burke for the Bigs and Littles, prior to performing choreographed and rehearsed musical presentations to families and peers.

December 15, 2014

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is proud and grateful to have continuous support from the U.Va. Parents Fund.

December 09, 2014

The Women’s Center is excited to welcome the newest addition to our staff, Dr. Jaronda J. Miller. Jaronda is the Program Director for Women, Girls and Global Justice, the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP), and Engaged Scholarship.