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WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH EVENTS, MARCH 2016

Women's History Month 2016 (Graphic: fist inside the O in Women's)

“We Can, We Have, and We Will.”

Baruch College is proud to highlight this year’s theme as a tribute to the women that have broken social barriers, defied conventions, and have paved the way for generations of women to come.

Opening Ceremony
Thu, Mar 3 | Club Hours, NVC 2nd Fl. Lobby
The Women’s History Month Committee is thrilled to invite you to kick off our month-long celebration of women. Join us for a Women’s pride march, enjoy musical performances, and savor delectable treats!

Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas A Nadie) Film Screening
Tue, Mar 8 | 6-9pm, NVC 2-125
Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie) follows immigrant activist Angy’s personal story, from poverty in rural Colombia to the front page of The New York Times, as she becomes a beacon in a movement for national change. Ms. Angy Rivera will lead a talk following the screening of the film. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS. This film was directed by Mikaela Shwer.

Women Leaders in Law Panel
Thu, Mar 10 | Club Hours, NVC 5-160
The Women’s History Month Committee and the Pre-Law Society at Baruch invite you to celebrate women leaders in the field of law. This panel will feature prominent bar association leaders Naita Semaj, President of the Black Bar Association of Bronx County, Neysa Alsina, Regional President of Hispanic National Bar Association, and more! Join us for an afternoon of stimulating discussion and refreshments.

Startup Panel: Women & Entrepreneurship
Tue, Mar 15 | 6-8:30pm, NVC 1-107
The Women’s History Month Committee has brought together a group of amazing women who have created and run their own startups. Featuring guest speakers Sarah Beth Hill, CEO & Founder at Perfect Strangers of NYC, Jessica Minhas, Founder & CEO of I'll Go First, Georgie-Ann Getton, Founder of Illicit Mind, Fanta Conde, Associate at BlackRock, and more! Join us to learn how they did it and how you can one day do it too!

Robyn Ochs Workshop—Beyond Binaries: Identity & Sexuality
Thu, Mar 17 | Club Hours, NVC 2-125
Robyn Ochs will lead this interactive program to explore the landscape of sexuality and how we “map” sexual orientation. How old were we when we came to our identities and to our sexualities? In this fun and interactive program we explore different experiences of identity; the interplay between gender and sexuality; the complexities of attraction, and more.

Robyn Ochs Workshop—Choosing a Label: What’s in a Name
Thu, Mar 17 | 6-9pm, NVC 2-125
Bi, lesbian, gay, straight, queer, questioning, choose-not-to-label, etc. How do you decide which label to use? What is the difference between ascribed labels and labels we choose? How can we manage our identities in order to get the maximum benefit with the minimum cost? Let’s think creatively and proactively about identity. This is a participatory workshop led by Robyn Ochs, and all are welcome.

Sigma Alumni Mentorship Dinner: “Dream Big and Do More”
Fri, Mar 18 | 6-9pm, NVC 1-107
The Women’s History Month Committee invites you to join over 50 successful Sigma Alpha Delta alumni from many different industries in an evening of networking and mentorship. Guest speakers Evelyn Nagel, CFO at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Susan Combs, CEO of Combs & Company, and Vita Kazais, Senior Research Analyst at Radius Global Market Research will be in attendance.

Heritage Month Leadership Series
Fri, Mar 18 | Day trip to Philadelphia
Explore Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center, The Betsy Ross House, The Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell and more. Contact Student Life for details.

Melody of Musicals: “Broadway’s Leading Ladies”
Thu, Mar 24 |Club Hours, NVC 2nd Fl. lobby
Let this melody of musicals enchant you with live performances of classic Broadway hits from talented Baruch women! The Thespian club will have a donation box to support A BroaderWay Foundation, an organization founded by Broadway stars Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs to empower urban girls through art-centered programs.

Pearls of Wisdom
Wed, Mar 30 | 5:30-8:30pm, NVC 14th Floor
Discover the extraordinary accomplishments of prominent women from a variety of backgrounds and businesses. Join over 15 professionals as they share their “pearls of wisdom” with you!

Young Women’s Guide to Leadership
Thu, Mar 31 | Club Hours, NVC 2-125
Yetunde A. Odugbesan believes that “passion leads to purpose. The moment you are able to realize your true passion you are one step closer to achieving you life’s purpose.” Ms. Odugbesan, a global motivational speaker and author, will lead a workshop to empower and equip students with leadership skills and tools for both personal and professional development.

Phenomenal Women’s Awards Dinner: Closing Ceremony
Thu, Mar 31 | 6-8:30pm, Newman Library Rm. 750
Join us for an unforgettable awards dinner as we highlight the remarkable women of the Baruch community.

(CANCELLED) Self-Defense in High Heels
Tue, Apr 5 | Club Hours, NVC BPAC’s Dance Studio
Join the founder of self-defense in high heels, Avital Zeisler, for a self-defense workshop! Ms. Zeisler, a former ballerina and expert in hand-to-hand combat, will teach you techniques to defend yourself using your heels! So bring your best foot forward and arrive ready to learn! There will be two 30 minute workshops (heels are optional).

Co-Sponsors:
Undergraduate Student Government, Graduate Student Assembly, Office of Diversity, Compliance, and Equity Initiatives, STARR Career Development Center, Pakistani Student Association, Model UN, Thespian Club, Lexicon, WBMB Radio, Ecuadorian Club, Sigma Alpha Delta Honor Society, Collegiate Associate of Women in Business, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting (ALPFA), Department of Health & Wellness, Office of Student Life

We Can, We Have, We Will. (Graphic: Silhouettes of women of different sizes)

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Should you have any questions, please contact:
Office of Student Life, (646) 312-4550