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Alumnae, students, faculty and staff are invited to Dickinson for a special weekend event.

A group of Dickinson students and alumnae joined together to launch this new initiative to celebrate, connect and educate women of color who have chosen to embark on the journey of being Dickinsonians. The summit will serve as a platform to empower women of color to live intentionally, cultivate successful careers through community networking, and prepare women to thrive in any space they occupy.

Join students, alumnae, faculty and staff for a weekend of empowering sessions, celebratory meals and powerful speakers.


Friday, March 1

5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Rector Atrium

6:15 - 7 p.m.                       
Workshop 1: Me, Myself & I
Sandra Garcia Lowery ’08, founder of Encounter Marketing and Public Relations, will lead a discussion about the real-life situations that women of color tend to go through on a daily basis that affects our health and wellbeing.
Rector Atrium

Saturday, March 2

9 - 10 a.m.                           
Registration & Breakfast
HUB Social Hall 

9:45 a.m.                            
Welcome & Introduction

10 - 11 a.m.                        
Workshop 2: Finding Meaning & Purpose
What do you stand for? What’s your vision for your life? How does this connect back to your purpose? This workshop will help participants to consider the ways in which they can live a purpose-driven life.

11 - 11:15 a.m.                  

11:15 - noon                      
Workshop 3: Leveraging the Dickinson Experience
Hear from alumnae and students about how they created their personal Dickinson experiences, and how the skills they learned here helped shape their paths forward.
HUB Social Hall 

Noon - 1:30 p.m.              

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.                       

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.   
Workshop 4: She Goes International
“She Goes International” will inspire you to travel and discover your element abroad. You will learn skills that will facilitate navigating your intricate identity in new contexts. Changing environments is not easy. This workshop will help prepare you  to master the best methods for you to become resilient.    
Althouse 106             

4:30 - 4:45 p.m.                        

4:45 - 5:15 p.m.                  
Workshop 5: Career Fitness Breakout Sessions
Participate in 15-minute alumnae-led breakout sessions about skills that have helped women reach success.
HUB Siderooms 201-204 

6 - 8  p.m.                                  
Sisterhood Celebration Dinner & Discussion 
HUB Social Hall

Sunday, March 3

9 - 10 a.m.                            
HUB Social Hall

10 - 11 a.m.                          
Workshop 6: Who Are our Allies?
This forum will shed light on the fact that it’s not just women of color who can and should support women of color. It will touch on the notion that in order to create lasting change, every person has a role that he or she can play, especially if that person is part of a dominant group. This forum will also serve as a launching point into the discussion about what happens next. What can women of color and our allies do to create more equity? How do we better the world and make lasting change? What unites us, and how do we actively build and leverage our relationships and resources to shape bright futures?
HUB Social Hall

11 - 11:15 a.m.                   
Remarks by President Margee Ensign
HUB Social Hall

11:15 - 11:45 a.m.             
Award Ceremony
HUB Social Hall

11:45 a.m. - noon              
Closing & Thanks

Register by Tuesday, Feb. 26.

This event has been created by the Women of Color Summit Planning Committee and is sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations.

Contact the student planning board at womenofcolor@dickinson.edu or the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@dickinson.edu with questions or to register.