The Women's Commission is the longest-established faculty/staff affinity group at Grand Valley. Since 1996, the Commission has been advocating for all women on campus by acting on their issues and by promoting equity and social justice, ever conscious of the intersection of race, class, gender, and orientation.

As we enter our 26th year, we are continuing our legacy of creating dialogue, celebrating women's leadership, and exploring issues of advocacy. We hope that you find the events, resources, and opportunities posted on our site valuable. With the support of the Division of Inclusion and Equity, the Women's Commission proudly sponsors the annual Fall Welcome, Reflections Mentorship Panel, Celebrating Women Awards, and Her Story series.

In the spirit of collaboration, we invite you to get involved in this meaningful work on behalf of all women. For more information, please contact [email protected] or attend an upcoming meeting.


2022-2023 Women's Commission Calendar

There's no better time than now to become active in the Women's Commission!

Your insight and help is valuable as we prioritize initiatives for the year and identify speakers for our annual events including the Fall Welcome, HerStory, and Reflections. No previous involvement in the Women's Commission is required. 

Upcoming Events

Date

Location

RSVP Link

Her Story featuring Jennifer Drake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Wednesday, November 30

Noon - 1:30pm

Kirkhof 2270 (Allendale Campus) & ZOOM

No RSVP required

December Conscious Conversation & Membership Meeting

Topic: Teach-In Takeaways and Holiday Mindfulness

DATE CHANGE

Friday, December 9

12:00pm

DEV 121E (Pew Campus) & ZOOM

No RSVP required

Reflections Annual Women's Leadership Panel

Thursday, January 26

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Loosemore Auditorium

Pew Campus

coming in December

February Conscious Conversation & Membership Meeting

Topic: Elder/Child Care

Friday, February 3

12:00pm

Kirkhof 1142 & ZOOM

No RSVP required 

Her Story featuring Annie Bélanger, Dean of University Libraries

Wednesday, February 22

12:00pm

TBD

 - 

March Conscious Conversation & Membership Meeting

Topic: TBD

Friday, March 3

12:00pm

Kirkhof 1142 & ZOOM

 - 

Celebrating Women Awards

 

Allendale Campus

coming in February

April Conscious Conversation & Membership Meeting

Topic: TBD

Friday, April 14

12:00pm

Kirkhof 1142 & ZOOM

 - 

Membership Meeting

 

Friday, May 12

12:00pm

Kirkhof 1142 & ZOOM

 - 

Past Events

Date

   

Fall Welcome featuring keynote address from Provost Fatma Mili

Friday, September 9 12:00pm-1:30pm

   

October Conscious Conversation & Membership Meeting

Topic: Reproductive Freedom

Friday, October 7

12:00pm

   

MI-ACE Women of Color Collaborative Virtual Fall Luncheon

Friday, November 4

11:30am - 1:00pm

   
       


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