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Fall 2017 Schedule

Below are the events currently scheduled for the Fall 2017 semester. With any questions or suggestions, please stop by IWL in Academic Building 206 (next to the Registrar’s office) or email iwl@nichols.edu

  • IWL Open House ~ Wednesday September 6, 2017  1:00-2:15 pm > Campus is invited to stop by IWL for refreshments and to learn more about IWL’s activities and plans.   
  • Staff/Faculty Lean In Circle ~ Monday September 11, 2017  1:30-2:15 pm > Monthly gathering for learning, connection, and motivation with female staff and faculty in a supportive, open environment.  
  • Student Lean In Circle ~ Wednesday September 13, 2017  1:30-2:15 pm > First monthly Women of Nichols Lean In Circle of the semester, offering motivation, learning, support and connections with other female students in a supportive, open environment. Lean in Circles are held worldwide with women of all ages. 
  • First-Year Students Dinner ~ Tuesday September 19, 2017  5:00-7:00 pm > The IWL Student Advisory Panel will host a get-to-know-you catered dinner for all female first-year students. 
  • Awareness Event ~ Monday September 25, 2017 1:30-2:15 pm
    Highlighting the wage gap and demand equal pay for equal work for Native Pacific Women.
  • Staff/Faculty Lean In Circle ~ Monday October 2, 2017  1:30-2:15 pm > Monthly gathering for learning, connection, and motivation with female staff and faculty in a supportive, open environment.  
  • Student Lean In Circle ~ Wednesday October 4, 2017  1:30-2:15 pm > Monthly gathering for learning, support, and connection with other female students.  
  • IWL Student Advisory Panel Dinner ~ Wednesday, October 4, 2017   4:30-6:00 pm  > Introductory dinner for the 2017-2018 panel, and to plan for the year ahead. 
  • Conversation Project Lunch ~ Tuesday October 17, 2017  1:30-2:15 pm  > Guest: Jennifer Kushell, author and founder of YSN, Your Success Now. Made possible by a collaboration with the Fischer Institute 
  • Conversation Project Dinner ~Wednesday October 18, 2017  5:00-7:00 pm > Guest: Social Worker providing court ordered treatment & Manager in Court System  
  • College Connection Mentoring Program/Part I ~ Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30-2:00 pm  > Volunteer Nichols students spent the day mentoring a group of high school juniors on: visioning their future, networking, and assertive communication.   
  • Student Lean In Circle ~ Wednesday November 1, 2017  1:30-2:15 pm > Monthly gathering for learning, support, and connection with other female students. 
  • Awareness Event ~ Thursday November 2, 2017 1:30-2:15 pm > Highlighting the wage gap and demand equal pay for equal work for Latina Women
  • Staff/Faculty Lean In Circle ~ Monday November 6, 2017  1:30-2:15 pm > Monthly gathering for learning, connection, and motivation with female staff and faculty in a supportive, open environment.  
  • Conversation Project Dinner ~ Tuesday November 7, 2017 5:00-7:00 pm > Guest: Guest: Elaine DeCiutiis ’02 MBA’04, risen to a high level in Corporate Finance at General Dynamics Electric Boat, a multi-billion-dollar contractor of the Department of Defense. Current outreach director of the New England Shoreline Chapter of Women In Defense.
  • Film: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Matthai ~ Wednesday November 8, 2017  4:30-7:00 pm > This film is the story of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Laureate Wangari Matthai who began a national movement for safeguarding the environment, human rights, and democracy by planting trees.   
  • Conversation Project Dinner ~ Monday November 13, 2017  5:00-7:00 pm > Guest: International Business guest from Santander Bank 
  • Conversation Project Dinner ~ Tuesday November 28, 2017  5:00-7:00 pm > Guest at this dinner to be announced.Staff/Faculty Lean In Circle ~ Monday December 4, 2017 1:30-2:15 pm > Monthly gathering for learning, connection, and motivation with female staff and faculty in a supportive, open environment. This month’s topic: TBD
  • Massachusetts Conference for Women in Boston ~ Wednesday December 6, 2017  (6:45am departure, return to Nichols at 7:00pm) > A small group will represent Nichols College at the largest women’s conference in the country.   
  • Student Lean In Circle ~ Thursday December 7, 2017  1:30-2:15 pm > Monthly gathering for learning, support, and connection with other female students.  

 

Lean In Circle for Students

By Olivia Barrett ’16 & Lindsey Oliver ‘16

circle-logo-largeTrending topic of the week over here at the IWL is our upcoming student Lean In Circle on Wednesday February 3, 2016. First things first, this is NOT A BOOK CLUB. The purpose of Lean in Circles is to bring the females of communities closer together by generating discussion about topics presented in Sheryl Sandberg’s best-selling book, Lean In. The Circle provides females with a safe and comfortable environment to discuss and learn about topics including: work-life balance, confidence, feminism, leadership, and so much more.

Our goal at the Nichols College IWL Lean In Circles is to enable the female student body to gain insight and knowledge from others in the group. The topic of discussion for the February 3 Circle is Feminism. We are going to explore what feminism means to different individuals, talk about men as feminists, and consider the difference between a good and bad feminist. All female students are welcome; see flyer below for details.

Stay tuned next week for our blog post recapping the first Lean In Circle of the semester.

Lean In Circle Invite Feb 3

IWL Spring Preview

We had a very busy fall semester at IWL! From conversations to negotiations to connections, IWL was committed to preparing our students for future leadership roles, and spreading messages of gender equality. While students have been back home for winter break, we have been busy planning for the spring semester. We are very excited for everyone to get back and continue with IWL’s mission. Here is a preview of some of the events coming!

  • Conversation Projects: We will be continuing with our Conversation Projects for the spring semester. Last semester we brought women from fields of sales and marketing, hospitality, human resources, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice management. We hope to bring women this semester that will reach some of the other majors on campus as well.
  • Lean In Circles: We will be continuing these monthly “Women of Nichols” Circles for female students, and launching a professional circle as well. The Circles are a comfortable and supportive way to meet others, and get motivated and inspired. You can learn more about the global movement that is Lean In Circles here.
  • College Connection: The second day of our College Connection program will take place in March. The same junior students from Bartlett High School will return to campus for a workshop themed around the college experience, transition and application process. We are also thrilled to be welcoming Katlyn Grasso, CEO of GenHERation, to talk to the Nichols community and the Bartlett students about her journey as a young entrepreneur.
  • Empowering Women in Business Conference: The 6th annual conference will take place on March 24th, bringing over 150 local women together to learn from presenters, network and hear from our keynote speaker, Adrienne Haslet-Davis, ballroom dancer and survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing. Registration is open!
  • Equal Pay Day Bake Sale: Last year, we hosted our Equal Pay Day Bake Sale, where the women paid less than the men for the baked goods, the equivalent of the gender wage gap. It was a fun and great way to spread awareness. We will host this bake sale again in April.

These are just a few of the upcoming events for the spring semester. Stay tuned for a full schedule. Have an idea for an event? Tweet us @iwl_nichols or email us @ iwl@nichols.edu.