Faculty and Staff

Discussion Groups


A monthly exploration of contemporary feminist issues for students, faculty, and staff. Each month, we’ll select a conversation prompt to explore- these prompts could be an item from pop culture, an article that’s going viral, or even something from right here at Wake. Gather together to think critically, engage deeply, and build feminist community.

Working Women@Wake

We welcome woman-identified faculty and staff to this monthly brown bag lunch discussion group to explore factors that shape personal and professional identities. Monthly topics are chosen to align with the academic calendar. The dates and topics for Working Women@Wake can be found below. For more details, please visit the Women’s Center Events page.

October 18, noon-1pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314), Topic: Boundaries

November 16, noon-1pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314), Topic: Using your voice

December 14, noon-1pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314), Topic: Building Your Network

January 19, noon-1pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314), Topic: Mentorship

February 14, noon-1pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314), Topic: Emotional Labor

March 15, noon-1pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314), Topic: Beyond Work/Life Balance toward Wholeness

April 20, noon-1pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314), Topic: Professionalism

May 15, noon-1pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314), Topic: Being intentional

Community Building

Women’s Center listserv for faculty/staff

Join the listserv for faculty/staff here.

The Women’s Center sends a modified version of our weekly student listserv email to faculty and staff with announcements of particular interest to their positions: employee announcements, requests for student nominations, professional development opportunities, and targeted event outreach.

Working Families Listserv

The Women’s Center moderates WorkingFamilies@nulllists.wfu.edu to share resources and build community among Wake Forest employees with caregiving responsibilities. Email womenscenter@nullwfu.edu to subscribe.

Regular Engagement Opportunities with the Women’s Center

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in many of our student offerings, including Water Cooler, a weekly discussion about gender in everyday life; TGIFeminism, a monthly feminist examination of a current event that has captured the public imagination; the Women’s Leadership Symposium, an annual exploration of challenges and opportunities of women’s leadership; and special events.

Learn more about the Women’s Center’s Core Programs and upcoming events by visiting the following pages: Core Programs and Events.