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The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center is pleased to announce that Margaret Edwards, LPC, will be our new Program Director for Counseling & Wellness Services. As a counselor at the Women's Center since 2009, Margaret has provided individual and group counseling to UVA students, staff, and members of the Charlottesville community with a focus on helping clients who have experienced interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

By: Leigh Ann Carver | April 23, 2018 | counseling

Your heart is racing, you’re losing sleep, your appetite is changing…is it love? Nope. It’s EXAMS! Stress is a normal reaction to an event or occasion where we need to do our best. The good news is that there are ways to manage stress so that we can function and be successful.

By: Alison Kuhn | April 13, 2018 | Tips


Rachel Most may have said it best in accepting our 2017 Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award last fall: “We need to recognize one another, support each other, hold one another up, and push each other forward.”
We do just that at the Women’s Center every day. Now, we have a CHALLENGE for YOU!
Help us meet the $10,000 matching challenge offered by UVA alumna Laura Burrows (CLAS ‘78)! Support the Women’s Center during Giving to Hoos Day on Tuesday, April 10.

| April 09, 2018 |

Get to know Body Positive team intern, Peaches! 

Year: 2nd
Major: Women Gender & Sexuality Studies and Statistics
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

| April 03, 2018 | Body Positive, interns

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:

By: Alison Kuhn | April 01, 2018 | Tips, counseling

I’ve spent a lot of time putting things in boxes and taking them back out again in the past two years. I’ve moved from five states away to Virginia to take the position here at the Women’s Center. In my time here, I’m already in my third office. In the process, I’ve come to physically understand just how many books I own (hint: a lot!).

By: Abby Palko | March 28, 2018 | Palko POV

Anda Webb has been working for the University of Virginia since 1987. As vice provost for administration and chief of staff, she oversees an annual total of more than $400 million in budgets for the University’s schools and academic centers. In her prior role as associate dean in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Webb was responsible for creating the University’s first part-time degree program for adult students.

By: Hailey Ross | March 28, 2018 | Women on Grounds

Get to know Social Media Marketing Team intern AND YWLP Big Sister, Anna Taylor!

Year: 3rd
Major: English
Hometown: Richmond, VA

| March 26, 2018 | interns

Get to know YWLP intern, Elizabeth O'Roark! 

Year: Fourth Year
Major: English (Spanish Minor)
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

| March 19, 2018 | young-women-leaders-program, interns

A student recently came to Anne Coughlin with a question.

He was struggling to come to terms with a sexual harassment allegation that had been leveled against his grandfather over something that happened decades ago. His grandfather was a distinguished lawyer and public servant who was now in his 80’s. The student was heartbroken.

How should he think about his grandfather whom he admired so much in light of the allegation?

By: Hailey Ross | February 27, 2018 | blog