Spring 2019 Event Schedule

We hope you will join us at our events this semester!
Email reminders with details will be sent to students prior to each event. Please email iwl@nichols.edu with any questions.

Updated 3/6/2019

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  • Women’s Recruitment Overnight Dinner~Sunday, January 27, 2019, 12:00PM-2:00PM. Athletics hosts future female athletes on campus. IWL will provide an introduction of the program and its benefits.
  • IWL Student Advisory Panel Meeting~Sunday, January 27, 2019, 5:30PM-7:00PM. Monthly meeting for the 2018-2019 panel to plan the semester.
  • Film Series: On the Basis of Sex~Monday, January 28, 2019, 4:00PM-7:00PM Blackstone Valley Theatre. Students are invited to join the IWL to see On the Basis of Sex, centered on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on her rise to one of the most powerful positions in the U.S. Registration Required. Email IWL@nichols.edu for registration info. 

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  • Black History Month Installation in collaboration with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion~February 1-8, 2019 Fels Student Center. ODI and IWL will host an interactive installation on campus where students can engage in a visual representation of their experiences with racism and discrimination. This installation will be reflecting on the progress made throughout history.    
  • MA Historical Society Mentioning Unmentionables; an Exploration of Victorian Underclothes~ Monday, February 4, 2019, 12:30-7pm Boston, MA. Period textile specialist Astrida Schaeffer will present her talk on the fashion in the 19th century and how women challenged the stereotype of tiny-waisted, fainting Victorian women, sharing the critics of these trends, and the illusions that made waists seem smaller than they were. Vans will depart for Boston at 12:30, talk starts at 5:30pm. Email IWL@nichols.edu for registration info. *In collaboration with the History Department*
  • Workshop: “Building Your Executive Presence”~ Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 3:45-5:30pm Davis 201/203. Successful leaders often have what is called “Executive Presence” (EP). EP is an “it” factor that helps people project confidence, command a room, and influence others. Developing your EP can be a career game changer. To break down EP and explain why it’s so important, IWL, ELP, and Fischer Institute welcome Executive Career Coach and Leadership Consultant, Diane Wilbur. In an interactive workshop, Diane will show powerful communication and body language strategies to strengthen your EP and identify what might be holding you back.  Registration required. Email IWL@nichols.edu for registration info. *In collaboration with the Fischer Institute and Emerging Leaders Program*
  • Awareness Event~Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:00PM-2:00PM Fels Student Center. Why you don’t have a date on Valentine’s Day: highlighting offensive pickup lines used towards women and raising awareness on how to avoid them. 
  • Workshop: Women to Watch in Accounting~Wednesday February 20, 2019, 4:00pm-5:30pm IWL. The IWL and the Accounting Department are hosting an interactive workshop with current female students and alumni who have excelled in the field of Accounting. The panel will feature Kaitlyn Baron ‘19 and Nicole Zheng ‘19, who will discuss their experiences as Accounting majors, their successes, and struggles being a female in a heavily male-dominated sector of work and education. 
  • Awareness Event~Thursday, February 21, 2019, 12:00PM-2:00PM Fels Student Center. Highlighting the wage gap and demand for equal pay for equal work for Asian women. 
  • Film Series: The Secret Life of Bees~Thursday, February 21, 2019, 4:30PM-6:00PM IWL. A coming of age tale for young Lily Owens in the rural, segregated south in 1964 takes a surprising twist when the right to vote lands her and her beloved housekeeper, Rosaleen, in a perilous situation involving a life-threatening conflict.  
  • IWL Student Advisory Meeting~Sunday, February 24, 2019, 5:00PM-6:00PM IWL. Mandatory monthly meeting for the 2018-2019 panel members.

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  • Women’s History Month Installation~ All Month LongCampus-wide photo installation, with quotes from students and faculty about the range of things they have been told they cannot achieve due to their gender.  There will also be references to historical women who have served as an inspiration. 
  • MOM: Misconceptions of Motherhood presented by Sophia Prouty~Thursday, March 7, 2019, 3:45pm-5:00pm                 Sophia Prouty presents findings on how working single moms are experiencing poverty at an alarming rate compared to their counterparts. Discussion to follow.
  • Film Series: Seeing Allred~Monday, March 11, 2019, 4:30PM-6:00PM IWL. A documentary starring feminist firebrand Gloria Allred through her fight for women’s rights against some of the most controversial political and business sexual assault scandals. 
  • Women’s History Month Showcase: Clara Barton~Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 3:45PM-5:00PM Daniels Auditorium. To celebrate Women’s History Month, Professor Emily Thomas will provide a historical narrative about this pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross.*In collaboration with the Fischer Institute*
  • College Connection Mentoring Program Part II~ Friday, March 15, 2019, 8:00AM-2:00PM Daniels Auditorium. Nichols student volunteers spend the day mentoring a group of high school juniors on envisioning their future, networking, and assertive communication.
  • IWL Student Advisory Meeting ~Sunday, March 24, 2019, 5:00PM-6:00PM IWL. Mandatory monthly meeting for the 2018-2019 panel.  
  • Campus Leadership Summit~Sunday, March 31, 2019, 1:00PM-6:00PM Academic Building. Planned in conjunction with the Emerging Leaders Program, students apply to be part of a day of professional development and brainstorming. Designed to bring together student leaders from a variety of areas on campus.*In collaboration with the Emerging Leaders Program*

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  • Awareness Week~April 1-5, 2019. Events highlighting women’s issues focusing on the gender wage gap and demand for equal pay for equal work for women.  Based around the National Equal Pay Day on April 2nd, 2019. National Equal Pay Day is symbolic of how far into the year women must work to in order to earn what men did in the previous year. *The week’s events will be announced shortly*
  • Empowering Women in Business Conference~Thursday, April 4, 2019, 12:00PM-6:00PM Daniels Auditorium. Nichols College presents its ninth annual conference, welcoming professional women in the region for networking, skill building, and inspiration.  Visit www.empowering-women.biz for more information. Registration is required. Email IWL@nichols.edu for registration info. 
  • Women in Sport Panel~Thursday, April 4, 2019, 10:30AM-11:30AM. Nichols College’s Sport Management faculty present a diverse group of professional women who work in various positions within sport.  This panel will allow female students studying Sport Management to explore career options with a sport background.*In collaboration with Sport Management Dept.* 
  • History and Evolution of Women’s Clothing~Thursday, April 11, 2019, 3:45PM-5:30PM IWL. IWL and Professor Thomas introduce women’s fashion in the 19th century, reform, dressing demonstration, etc. *In collaboration with the History Department*
  • Conversation Project~Thursday,  April 16,  2019, 12:00PM-1:00PM IWLGuest: Entrepreneur Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart is the founder of Vaute, the world’s first all-vegan fashion brand whose mission is to take animals out of the fashion equation.  Vaute works with organic and recycled fibers to create a high-end clothing line. Registration is required. Email IWL@nichols.edu for registration info.*In collaboration with the Fischer Institute*
  • Negotiation Workshop~Thursday, April 18, 2018, 4-6:30pm IWL. In partnership with the American Association of University Women, female Nichols students will be trained in assertive, respectful salary negotiation techniques, in an effort to help decrease the gender wage gap. Dinner will be provided. Limited seats; registration required. Email IWL@nichols.edu for registration info. 

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  • Farewell Reception for the Class of 2019~Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 5:00PM-7:00PM. Faculty and staff are invited to bring a guest of the senior class for cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception.  

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