Steph Trilling the director of the Women's Center surrounded by 4 students all holding Wake for Women T-shirts
3 Women's Center workers posing and smiling while tabling at an events fair
Diverse group of women taking a photo after a call to conversation program
Director and student worker smiling while tabling at an event
6 women from the women's center decorated in purple boas

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Welcome to the Women’s Center! We strive to create an educational and professional environment that supports women and promotes gender equality. We provide many professional development and leadership opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. Feel free to drop in to Benson 314 to learn more. 


Upcoming Women's Center Events

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“The Women's Center at WFU gathers women from every corner of campus for mutual support and critical engagement with women's issues. WFU is a more innovative institution and a stronger community thanks to the Women's Center.” Faculty: Dr. Katherine Shaner, Assistant Professor of New Testament, School of Divinity

Friday mood 🤩 we hope you all have a great weekend and safe travels 🤍 #friyay #sleepy

Today’s #wcw is Deb Haaland from the Laguna Pueblo tribe! She is currently a US Representative from New Mexico, and she was one of the first Native American women to serve in Congress! Deb speaks out on environmental issues and on behalf of Native Americans all over the country. We can’t wait to see what she accomplishes for our country in the future! #girlpower #feminism #nativeamericanheritagemonth #lagunapueblo

#MissingitMonday !!! This was a photo of our staff members, Olivia and Imani, during the DXP Big Tent event last year! We miss seeing all of you in the center every day 💛💙💜 #womenscenter #feminism

Join us for the final session in the Finding Your Way series, Navigating the Interview. Come learn strategy and practice your interview skills to secure that next job or internship. Register via the link.tr.ee link in our bio.

Today’s mood is #Phoebe 🍿 We know it’s been a stressful week for all of you, so don’t forget to practice self-love today, and don’t stress if you don’t have your “pla.” #friday #selflove #loveyourself

Join the Women’s Center LEAVEs for a discussion on personal experiences with feminism. This program is open to folks who are just beginning to think about what feminism could mean to you. This will be an interactive space to discuss the topic in a judgement free zone. Expand your network and come connect with others on a deeper level. Register on the link/corq

The Women’s Center will be closed on November 3rd, 2020. If you are able to vote, we encourage you to do so and exercise your rights! We know that this is a deeply emotional time for many of you, and we are here to support the community. Please feel free to reach out to us for support! #electionday #womenscenter #govote

Daily reminder 😌 #friyay

Today’s #wcw is Marsha P Johnson! Marsha was a transgender and civil rights activist, and she influenced so much in the LGBTQ+ community. We remember her fondly for #lgbtawarenessmonth 🏳️‍🌈 who would you like to see next as a #wcw?? Let us know in the comments!! #feminism #lgbtpride #marshapjohnson

Friday mood 😴 take some time for yourself today to relax and enjoy the little things!! #feministfriday

Due to the recent shift to Code Orange at Wake, the Women’s Center will be virtual from October 22nd to November 1st. If you need to contact us, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Steph or Erin! We know this is a difficult time for all of you, so please know that we are here for each of you and we support you. Together we will get through this virus one step at a time 🤍 go to https://ourwayforward.wfu.edu to find out more #womenscenter #beatthevirus

Today’s #wcw for #lgbtqpridemonth is the beautiful Christine Jorgensen! Christine was a trans woman and one of the first transgender celebrities in the US. She was an actress as well as an inspiration to lgbtq+ members across the nation. We remember her fondly and the huge breakthroughs she made in the entertainment industry. #lgbtq🌈 #lgbtpride #christinejorgensen

Join us Wednesday October 21st at 5pm for Narrowing the Search. This second workshop in the Finding Your Way series focuses on how to conduct informational interviews to find the right company fit. We will also discuss pivot strategies for changing industries or becoming an entrepreneur. The Women’s Center and the @wfuopcd can’t wait to see you there. Register on the link/Corq.
#professionaldevelopment

Daily reminder 💫 #friday

Our #wcw to kick off #LGBTHistoryMonth and end to #HispanicHeritageMonth is the amazing Sylvia Rivera!! She was a gay liberation and transgender rights activist and made major steps for the LGBTQ+ community. Her bravery has impacted society majorly today and we owe her so much!! #feminism #transrights

Join us for in-person yoga tomorrow at Water Tower field at 10am! The Women’s Center has partnered with the Safe Office to offer Body Empowerment Yoga in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month. Space is limited. Register on the link. #yoga #bodyempowerment #safeoffice