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We’re glad to have you visit our site and learn more about the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at UVA! We are here to develop strong women leaders and those who work beside them to bring social justice, especially gender and racial justice, to our world.

We at the Women’s Center are all stewards of something larger than any one of us:  a sustained commitment to the well-being of all UVA students in all stages of their lives that supporters of the Women’s Center have fostered over the decades. Throughout its history, students’ voices have had a significant impact on the growth and development of the Women’s Center. We count our work with students among the most meaningful work we do. I am proud to say that in their time with us, our students develop their skills and passions, and they leave us prepared to put them to use in service of the public good.

I encourage you to get to know us better through the programs and events we offer in the Women’s Center and across Grounds. We look forward to meeting you!


Abby Palko,