The Women and Leadership Alliance is a joint endeavor to support and promote student programs at the Claremont Colleges that will highlight issues faced by women in leadership in business, government and the professions. Entities currently involved include the Kravis Leadership Institute, the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, the Center for Writing and Public Discourse, the Dean of Students Office, the Dean of Faculty Office, the Office of Development, the Center for Global Education, CMS Athletics, Intercollegiate Women's Studies of the Claremont Colleges, and the CGU School of Educational Studies.
WLA Sponsored Events
September 30, 2013: Jackson Katz, at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. Co-founder, Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP – 1993); film creator, Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity (2000); author, Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood (2012) and The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help (2006); “More Than a Few Good Men: American Manhood and Violence Against Women.”
Kathy DeBoer, Executive Director of American Volleyball Coaches Association and author of Gender and Competition: How Men and Women Approach Work and Play Differently. Spring 2014.
Dawn Dekle, President, The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. Fall 2014.
November 12, 2013: Film Screening “The Light in Her Eyes”
Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway — women are claiming space within the mosque. Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted, The Light in Her Eyes offers an extraordinary portrait of a leader who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams. An Official Selection of the 2011 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Produced in association with American Documentary POV.
The screening is hosted in collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.
December 2, 2013: "Eye of the Wikistorm: The Future of Feminist Technoculture Histories"
Please join FemTechNet in a moderated discussion between Dr. Adrianne Wadewitz, Occidental College, and Professor Jacqueline Wernimont, Scripps College, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Hampton Room of Scripps College.
February 13, 2014: Kathy DeBoer, at noon in the Athenaeum. Ms. DeBoer is currently Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and the author of Gender and Competition: How Men and Women Approach Work and Play Differently. DeBoer examines many of the non-physical differences between the sexes (their values and fears, conversation, behavior, psychological adjustment, etc.), then helps define these and other variables as they relate to gender differences in both competitive play and competitive work environments. Finally, DeBoer offers detailed suggestions on how men and women can communicate, understand, and ultimately overcome their differences.
Stay tuned. Additional events coming soon!
Other Related Events
September 25, 2013: IWS Open House, 4;15-6:00pm in the Mary Wig Johnson Court, Scripps College.
October 3, 2013: Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (2003); founder, Defenders of Human Rights Center, Iran; author, The Golden Cage: Three Brothers, Three Choices, One Destiny (2011) and Refugee Rights in Iran (2008); “Human Rights and the Role of Faith in World Peace.” At the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. Click here to reserve your spot.
October 7, 2013: Sheila Malovany-Chevallier and Constance Corde, translators of the 2009 edition of Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex. An afternoon conversation: “Translating Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex” at 4:15pm at the Hampton Living Room in Malott Commons; and an evening talk: “Revisiting Simone de Beauvoir in the 21st Century,” at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. Please click here for reservations and more information.
October 29, 2013: Miriam Zoll, reproductive justice activist and author of Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies (2013), at 4:15pm at the Hampton Living Room in Malott Commons, Scripps College.
November 21, 2013: A screening of the film Hannah Arendt, followed by Q&A with screenwriter Pamela Katz, at 6:00pm in the Humanities Auditorium at Scripps College.
Off-Campus Opportunities for Women Leaders
PLEN Leadership & Public Policy Seminars in Washington, D.C.
Launch your public policy career today! College women who attend PLEN seminars in Washington, D.C. gain the knowledge, skills, and connections to pursue policy careers. Please click here for more information.
Women, Law & Legal Advocacy Seminar
Learn how the law influences the public policy process from Washington insiders.
November 14-16, 2013
Registration Deadline: October 18, 2013
Scholarships available at www.plen.org
For more information, please click here.