Women & Leadership
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 Center for Human Rights, 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 Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement of the Claremont Colleges, and the CGU School of Educational Studies.
"A Conversation with CMC’s Pioneer Women” -- CMC Pioneer Panel Discussion and Video
Class of ’81 will highlight their experiences as women at “Claremont Men’s College.” Discussion facilitated by Torrey Sun. Video will run throughout the weekend.
April 30-May 1, 2016
Recent WLA Sponsored Events
Heather Marlowe The HAZE: A Solo Play
Sponsored by CMC’s Personal and Social Responsibility Committee, Heather Marlowe is scheduled to speak at the Athenaeum about her attempt to seek the truth after her sexual assault and rape kit was mishandled by law enforcement in San Francisco.
April 5, 2016
Careers in Human Rights
Third annual panel discussion focused on the variety of opportunities under the human rights umbrella.
March 31, 2016
7th Annual Women and Leadership Workshop
Sponsored by the Claremont Colleges Women and Leadership Alliance
Lunch with Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy for the Walt Disney Company Dorothy Attwood
February 19, 2016, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Women and Leadership Alliance welcomes you to join us for an afternoon workshop including lunch with keynote speaker Dorothy Attwood, a series of topical breakout sessions with female leaders and round table discussion with professionals in various industries. This workshop will start at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum with lunch, keynote and breakout sessions transitioning to CMC’s McKenna Auditorium for the roundtable discussions. This event is designed to support all 7-C Claremont College students during their time of preparation for post-graduation opportunities and employment as well as connecting students with successful women leaders representing various fields of endeavor such as law, non-profit, entrepreneurship, finance, consulting, entertainment, education, government service, marketing, and health services.
Women Unlocking Nonprofits seminar
February 25-27, 2016
In this seminar, women students will learn from professional women working in nonprofit advocacy, direct service, policy, research, and fundraising about the skills and experiences needed to excel in the nonprofit field. The registration deadline for this seminar is February 5, 2016. Need-based scholarships are available for students.
24th Annual Kravis-de Roulet Conference: Women’s Leadership Journeys Revealed: Attributes, Styles, and Impact
February 20, 2016
See more information.
PLEN (The Public Leadership Education Network Preparing Women to Lead)
Women in STEM Policy seminar
January 4-8, 2016
December 11, 2015
November 30, 2015
See the Women in STEM Policy seminar flyer.
Women in Public Policy seminar
January 12-16, 2016
December 18, 2015
December 7, 2015
See the Women in Public Policy seminar flyer.
PLEN Seminar: Women, Business, and Policy
October 1-3, 2015
See the Women, Business, and Policy flyer.
Kravis Prize Open House
October 29, 2015
Please join us for the Kravis Prize Open House from 2:30-4pm at the Athenaeum. A casual event open to students who are interested in becoming a founding member of the Kravis Prize Council, learning about the Kravis Prize and its past Prize recipients, learning more about internship opportunities for summer 2016 in Jordan, Tanzania, Benin, Bangaldesh, India, NYC, and Seattle, and connecting with students who have hosted Kravis Prize recipients on campus in the past.
KLI’s Sponsored and Partnered Internships Fair: SIPapalooza!
November 6, 2015
Students: get next summer squared away now by attending KLI’s Sponsored and Partnered Internships Fair: SIPapalooza! From 2-4pm in Wheeler Plaza (courtyard between Heggblade and McKenna Auditorium). Come learn about the various internship funding sources in the US and abroad.
Morning of Dialogue at the Athenaeum
November 6, 2015
In an effort to give students a space to talk, listen, and learn from each other, CMC is hosting a Morning of Dialogue at the Athenaeum. Come, be passionate and honest in your discussions, and recognize that ALL of us are learning. We encourage a diversity of opinions, lived experiences, and perspectives – without judgement. Bring your late-night conversations, books read, knowledge gotten from other events, videos watched, music listened to, reflective periods of time, random insights, course lessons, life lessons, and expect to find a space where your voice will be heard and recognized. Beginning at 10:00am. More information here.
CMC Celebrates Veterans Day – Recognizing Their Courage
November 11, 2015
CMC Celebrates Veterans Day – Recognizing Their Courage. Join us for lunch and to hear Meredith Brenalvirez ’80, president of the board of directors of Military Women in Need (MWIN), the leading non-profit for women veterans in California. At the Athenaeum beginning at 11:30am. More information here.
6th Annual Women and Leadership Workshop
Sponsored by the Claremont Colleges Women and Leadership Alliance
Three events in one:
Lunch with Poet and Spoken Word Artist
Dialogue on Finding, Acknowledging, and Using Your Voice
Roundtable Discussions with Female Leaders in Consulting, Entertainment, Medicine, Non-Profit, Education, Government, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Friday, February 20, 2015 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch and Speaker at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dialogue and Roundtable Discussions in CMC’s McKenna Auditorium
All 7C students are welcome! Please register early - space is limited. Registration will close Thursday, February 12, 2015 or when the event is full.
Wednesday, April 15th, 6:45pm: Arn Chorn Pond, “Child of War, Man of Peace”. Cambodian Genocide survivor, author of Never Fall Down, and founder of Cambodian Living Arts, CMC Athenaeum. Mr. Pond’s talk is sponsored by members of the WLA, including the Berger Institute, the Center for Human Rights, the Center for Writing and Public Discourse, the Kravis Leadership Institute, and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.
Thursday, March 5th: International Women’s Day. CMC’s I-Place is sponsoring a lunch and speaker in McKenna Auditorium and all are welcome! 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 7pm: A special sneak preview of The Hunting Ground, a film exploring sexual crime on college campuses and institutional cover-ups. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with the Director, Kirby Dick. Sponsored by the Center for Human Rights, the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, the Alexa Fullerton Hampton Fund of Scripps College, and Pomona College. The screening will be held at Garrison Theater, Scripps College campus.
Monday, March 2nd: Mignon Fogarty (aka “Grammar Girl”) will speak at the Ath, 6pm. She is also known as “your friendly guide to the world of grammar, punctuation, usage, and fun developments in the English language,” and the founder and managing editor of Quick and Dirty Tips. A magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has served as a senior editor and producer at a number of health and science websites. Mignon believes that learning is fun, and the vast rules of grammar are wonderful fodder for lifelong study.
Saturday, February 14th: CMC Parents Weekend. Join us for our second annual One Billion Rising Event from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Parents Field. All are invited!
January 13 - 16, 2015: Women's Leadership in Public Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C.
Registration Deadline December 12, 2014
January 5 - 8, 2015: Science and Health Policy: Critical Issues Seminar in Washington, D.C.
Registration Deadline December 5, 2014
Monday, November 10th: Careers in Entertainment panel discussion. All students, faculty and staff welcome! We'll meet in CMC's Freeberg Forum from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 27th: Careers in Psychology panel discussion. All students, faculty and staff welcome! We'll meet in CMC's Freeberg Forum from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 24th: Join us for lunch at the Ath with journalist Jenn Mattson, a former radio producer for “The Connection” and an editor for NPR. She spent over six years as a producer for CNN and has been based in Eastern Europe as well as in Asia. She will also conduct an afternoon breakout session with students on “Writing the 800-Word Essay.” Her work has appeared in TheAtlantic.com, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The Women’s Review of Books, and more. Follow her on Twitter at @jennifermattson. Click here to reserve your spot.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014: Dr. Susan Wood, who resigned as director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Women’s Health in 2005, when the George W. Bush administration chose to delay indefinitely a decision on whether emergency contraceptives should be sold over the counter. She is now an associate professor of health policy at George Washington University.
Thursday, September 25, 2014: Dr. Manisha Priyam, a leading researcher focusing on politics and development, especially in the Indian context. Please join us for lunch in the Athenaeum (luncheon 11:30am, program at noon) to hear her analyze the implications of the massive election in the world’s largest and most diverse democracy. Please click here for more information.
Monday, September 15, 2014: Janet Mock is the acclaimed author of the 2014 memoir Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. Please click here for more information and to reserve your space at the Athenaeum dinner.