Women to Women Day offers networking, inclusiveness opportunities for university women
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Women to Women Day offers networking, inclusiveness opportunities for university women

Published 3/9/17

Dae’lyn Smith

TNE Writer

The American Association of University Women is the nation’s leading voice promoting equality and education for women. The organization is over 75 years old and has provided opportunities and scholarships for university women. This month, AAUW is planning an on-campus event called Women to Women Day to promote women inclusiveness and networking.

This will be the first Women to Women conference on NSU’s campus since 2012. It is a day full of networking, mentoring and educational panels that allow university women the opportunity to connect.

“Woman to Woman is an AAUW-Tahlequah event that has taken on varying forms throughout the years, but AAUW has always sought to provide an opportunity for the community to reflect, discuss and learn about women and the roles they occupy in the world during Women's History Month,” said Molly Turner, AAUW vice president of programs. “This year, we have planned an entire day of events. People can choose to come to just one or all depending on what fits their schedule.”

The day will begin with a networking luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon is in the Morgan Room on the third floor of the UC and costs $5 per person. It will serve as an opportunity for women to discuss topics important to women and girls on an informal level and help university women make connections with each other.

Panel sessions will be from 2-4 p.m. Topics for the panels include campus safety, Native American women in education, the NSU robotics program and a student-led forum. Panel sessions are open to anyone and do not cost anything, so registration is not required.

NSU student and AAUW scholarship recipient Gabriela Perez will be on the student-led panel. She is looking forward to speaking to NSU students about what issues they see and what is important to them. 

“I am looking forward to speaking at the forum because it is a more personal experience,” said Perez.  “It is important to have that dialogue with other women so that we can address certain issues in the world and on campus and work together to find solutions to those issues.”

Following the panel sessions, there is a banquet featuring Oklahoma Rep. Emily Virgin, D- Norman. It will be in the UC Morgan Room on the third floor at 5:30 p.m. Registration for the banquet is $25.

Students who cannot afford the day’s event are still encouraged to come. There will be a limited number of free student tickets at the door. Registering guests, AAUW members and other community leaders are encouraged to sponsor these student tickets if possible.

Women to Women Day is presented by AAUW Tahlequah and co-sponsored by the Northeastern Student Government Association. All proceeds from the event will go towards AAUW Tahlequah programming and scholarships.

“One of our goals this year was to bring back this inclusive and educational event and include a fundraising dinner to help support our local programs and scholarships for female undergraduate and graduate students at NSU,” said Peggy Glenn, AAUW-Tahlequah committee member.

Women to Women Day is March 23.

To register for the event, visit http://tinyurl.com/AAUWconference, or email Tuner at turnerm@nsuok.edu for more information.

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