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October 2016

WAGE Future Leaders Conference and Networking Luncheon

October 7, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cottrell Ballroom

This event connects students and recent alumni to women leaders in an array of fields in order to inspire and educate a future generation of leaders. Confirmed speakers include: Laurie Schaefer, VP and CIO Services Domain Leader at IBM, Rebecca Skyes, President of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, and Jaime Thomas, General Manager at IBM Systems Group. Please register for this event here.

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“Gender, Politics and Election 2016”

October 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Phillips School of Business 120

Dr. Alixandra Yanus, Assistant Professor of Political Science will discuss the role of gender in voting habits and candidate’s decisions to run for office. In addition, she will explore the source and scope of gender barriers in politics, as well as what can be done to narrow the gender gap. Voter Registration will take place at this event.

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November 2016

WAGE Salary Negotiation Workshop

November 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
School of Education 257

In this interactive workshop students will learn salary negotiation skills that will help prepare them for future employment and help eliminate the gender-wage gap. A laptop is recommended for this event. Please register for this event here.

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January 2017

WAGE Leadership Colors Luncheon

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Commerce Room 229

In this interactive workshop, new students of the WAGE cohort learn their "leadership color" and discuss the dynamics of gender and leadership. Please register for this event here.

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February 2017

WAGE Budgeting Workshop

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Commerce Room 229

In this interactive workshop, students will learn how to create a budget to fit their financial capabilities and needs following graduation. Please register for this event here.

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March 2017

International Women’s Day Celebration

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
High Point YWCA, 112 Gatewood Avenue
High Point, NC 27265 United States
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International Women's Day is a worldwide phenomena that celebrates the contributions of women to society and emphasizes the importance of gender equality. In High Point, International Women's Day highlights the rich and diverse local activities that connect women from across the globe in our great "International City."

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The Trials of Spring Screening and Lecture

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips School of Business 120

When a young Egyptian woman travels from her village to Cairo to add her voice to the tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to military rule, she is arrested, beaten, and tortured by security forces and later punished and imprisoned by her family for daring to speak out. Unbreakable, she sets out in a search for freedom and social justice in a country where there is little tolerance for the likes of her. Following the screening of The Trials…

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Lecture by Chris Abani

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Phillips School of Business 120

Chris Abani is a novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter and playwright. Born in Nigeria to an Igbo father and English mother, he grew up in Afikpo, Nigeria. He has received a BA in English from Imo State University, Nigeria, a MA in English, Gender and Culture from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. Through his TED Talks, public speaking, and essays, Abani is known as an international voice on…

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WAGE Salary Negotiation Workshop

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Commerce Room 229

In this interactive workshop, students will learn to successfully negotiate a salary and benefits package in the workforce. Please register for this event here.

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April 2017

Women’s and Gender Studies Research Symposium

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The annual WGS Research Symposium serves as a capstone celebration of the year's scholarship and achievements of the students in WGS classes.

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