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WE Lead: Women Empowered to Lead Program

Women Empowered to Lead (WE Lead) is a program series taking place during the month of March for women and men designed to inspire, educate and cultivate leaders. WE Lead coincides with Women's History Month and explores the uniqueness that women bring to the workforce and celebrate the skills and successes of female leaders in the world today. This program is a collaborative effort of the Center for Student Leadership & Community Engagement and the Intercultural & Diversity Center.

Spring 2014 WE Lead Schedule of Events

Please RSVP for each event on UBLinked under the "Center for Student Leadership and Community Engagement" page.

WE LEAD Conference: Skills to Succeed as a LEADing Lady

Saturday, March 1
107 Capen, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Join us for this one-day series of workshops designed to provide you with tools that will assist you on your academic and professional path. Students who attend will engage in workshops focused on the transition from academia to young professional, how not to close doors before they are open, and skills for successful networking! Attendees will also participate in a networking luncheon with successful UB alums, community partners, and faculty. Don't miss out on the unique opportunity. To register for this conference, please register online External Site Link Icon .

Sit With Me

Tuesday, March 4
Davis Hall Atrium, 3 pm

Join us as we sit to show our support for women in technology. We'll talk challenges, opportunities and how we won't stand for anything less than technology that is as broad and diverse as the people it serves. For details and to RSVP, please register online External Site Link Icon .

Challenging Sexism: Creating Bridges to Social Justice

Wednesday, March 5
240 Student Union, 5 pm

Oppression takes place when one acts on misinformation about an individual or a particular group. We all carry records of misinformation about people who are different than we are. This interactive workshop will provide information about gender as well as challenge some common stereotypes and misconceptions we all carry around sex and gender.

UBeautiful: Operation Beautiful at UB

Thursday, March 6
240 Student Union, 5:30 pm

UBeautiful is a campaign to promote self-confidence and self-esteem among young women. Come and join us to learn about the cause, how it relates to leadership and learn how you can become involved in this international movement.

Negotiating Salaries for Women

Monday, March 10
235 Student Union, 5 pm

Studies show that on average, women tend to negotiate less and earn less than men. The workshop is designed to help students learn about how to negotiate salaries and includes specific tips for women. Case studies will be examined with practice time for salary negotiating skills.

The Working Woman: A Panel Discussion with Successful Career

Tuesday, March 11
259 Capen Hall, 5:30 pm

This panel discussion will feature accomplished, professional women who will share their experiences as women in the workforce. The panel will not only share their perspectives and their experiences, but also suggestions for women preparing to enter the workforce.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Info Session

Wednesday, March 12
240 Student Union, 11 am

Interested in Women's Rights and Advocacy? AAUW is an organization committed to advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. This organization provides local and national community connections, empowers women to lead, and provides scholarships and grants to promote successful collegiate experiences for women. Stop by event to learn about AAUW and ways you can join in the support of women's issues on campus.

Access to Education

Thursday, March 13
240 Student Union, 5:30 pm

This program will look at advocacy for education and explore Malala Yousafzai's role as an advocate for education in Pakistan. We will talk about how education varies across the globe and how that intersects with gender and culture.

Women and the Media: Can Laughing Help?

Monday, March 24
235 Student Union, 5 pm

This program will analyze the presentation of women in the political arena. Using examples of Hiliary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, Elizabeth Warren and more, this program looks at how these women are portrayed through the media. Including clips from Saturday Night Live (SNL), this presentation asks students if laughter helps us recognize media bias against women OR if it actually reinforces stereotypes.

Advocacy in the Community: Gender Inequality

Tuesday, March 25
240 Student Union, 5:30 pm

What issues do women in our community face? How are local leaders empowering women? How can we work to empower women on campus?

Screening of Tough Guise 2: A discussion about masculinity violence, manhood, and American culture

Tuesday, March 25
Woldman Theatre (112 Norton Hall), 6 pm

This powerful documentary argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our ideals of manhood. It examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity. The film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and US political culture. Tough Guise 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men -- and women -- to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior. A facilitated discussion will immediately follow the screening of the documentary.

Female Characters in Disney

Wednesday, March 26
240 Student Union, 5 pm

Ever wonder if those “Disney Princesses” are too much of a damsel in distress type? Recent discussion has even led some to believe that our beloved princesses are too sexy, or that they need a man to ‘save’ them. However, in recent Disney movies we have seen an increase in female characters who exemplify strong leadership skill. Join us as we discuss the construction of princess character design, the history of the Disney princesses and their recent transformations.

Center for Student Leadership & Community Engagement, Student Life | 235 Student Union | University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY 14260 | Phone: (716) 645-6469 | Fax: (716) 645-2163 | Associate Director: Ms. Phyllis Floro | E-Mail