College and University Events

One of the core values of the CTAWN is to assist in creating active, engaged communities of women in higher education throughout the state of Connecticut. Institutional Representatives' (IR) are encouraged to work on their own campuses and across college and unviersity campuses to create opportunities for women to engage in networking, skill building and leadership as women in higher education in Connecticut continue to work toward individual career fulfillment. Below are some examples of events that IRs have produced on their campuses. The leadership of the CTAWN encourages continued creation of such events and encourages its members and IRs to work collaboratively with representatives at other institutions to create events that assist in bringing women together in our state.


Up-coming Events

Promoting Undergraduate Women's Leadership Education
Cottey College
Monday, October 10, 2016

Cottey College is currently researching  programs for undergraduate women’s leadership education or development (both curricular and co-curricular). They have found a significant gap in the literature regarding programs and hope that with your assistance they may continue to raise awareness. Please review the formal letter of introduction at or enter your program’s information by visiting

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Request for Applicants: 2017 Echidna Global Scholars Program
Center for Universal Education at Brookings
Monday, October 31, 2016

They are accepting applications for the 2017 Echidna Global Scholars Program. Echidna Global Scholars spend nearly five months at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. to pursue research on global education issues with an emphasis on girls’ education. They are seeking exceptional applicants committed to girls’ education who want the opportunity to build their research and analytical skills. Applicants should have a background in education, development, economics, gender, or a related area, a Master’s degree at minimum, and at least 15 years of professional experience. A cohort of 3-4 scholars will be selected.

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Call for Book Chapters--Advancing Women in Leadership: Shaping Pathways in the Political Arena
International Leadership Association
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Call for Book Chapters for Volume 8 of the ILA Women and Leadership Books Series. This book will be titled “Advancing Women in Leadership: Shaping Pathways in the Political Arena,” and the book editors are Drs. Dionne Rosser-Mims, Janet McNellis, Juanita Johnson-Bailey, and Mardie McIlmoyl). Proposals are due by December 1, 2016 and more details are attached and can also be found here.


Event Contact: Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims