9th Annual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference

[Image description: A red banner with the title of the conference, “9TH ANNUAL FACULTY WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE ACADEMY NATIONAL CONFERENCE”. The Virtual Conference is on April 10, 2021, and the Academic Writing Retreat is on April 9, 2021. A seal of the conference is on the left side and the Virginia Tech logo is on the right.]

What: The Faculty Women of Color in the Academy conference is a unique educational and professional opportunity for indigenous and women of color in higher education to network, engage, and learn with colleagues from around the country. Conference sessions explore topics of leadership, career advancement, personal well-being and scholar activism.

When: Friday April 9th, Saturday April 10th, and Sunday April 11th, 2021. Both synchronous and asynchronous workshops are available. Poster exhibits will be available throughout.

Where: All virtual! Click here for the Conference Schedule At A Glance

How to sign up: Registration link here. Deadline is April 8th, 2021. Cost of registration is $150 until February 28th, at which point registration goes up to $200. If you are faculty, staff or students at a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), registration remains at $150. If you are a Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience student, postdoc or faculty interested in attending this conference, the registration fee may be covered- please contact us through the NPGA email!

A message from Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke, FWCA founder:

We recognize the importance of community and for women of color in the academy, especially at this time. Although we cannot gather in person we are in the process of planning a wonderful virtual experience for 2021. We have worked with the national committee to develop what we hope to be a meaningful and impactful two-day experience. On Friday April 9, 2021 we will be hosting the virtual pre-conference writing retreat. Learn more on the Writing Retreat page. On Saturday April 10, 2021 we will all come together for the conference. We hope that may allow many of you to devote the day to self-care, empowerment, and personal and professional development.

For More Information Contact:
Office for Inclusion and Diversity
Email: fwca@vt.edu

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