Women’s Week: Mentoring Young Women

ww2013tree_jpgWomen’s Week is March 25-29

The week-long events include performances, films, a panel discussion titled “Mentoring Matters: Paving the Path for Young Women in Utah Politics” and a screening of the new documentary by KUED’s Nancy Green titled “Makers: Voices of Utah Women.”

A keynote address by Edith “Wynx” Lawrence titled “It Opened My Eyes” will take place on Thursday, March 28 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Olpin Union’s Saltair Room. Lawrence, a professor at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, founded the Young Women Leaders Program, a research-based mentoring initiative that pairs adolescent girls with college women to develop the leadership skills of both groups. Lawrence will present her thoughts on the benefits of mentoring to both adolescent and college women in the areas of self-esteem, and finding meaningful careers that can make a difference in critical issues young women face today. Later that evening, the internationally recognized event, Take Back the Night, created as a way for women to take a stand against sexual violence and increase awareness about crimes against women will take place on Stilwell Field in Fort Douglas.

To conclude the week, the annual Edie Kochenour Memorial Lecture on Friday, March 29, will feature Marla Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College. Her talk is titled “Strategies for Leveraging Women’s Success in Science, Math, Engineering and Technology.” Registration for this event is required.

Find complete details on the Womens Week Poster 2013.

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