Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30AM - 5:30PM
*Evenings and weekends by special arrangement.

Announcements

Support and Empowerment Group for Sexual Assault Survivors

Fridays, February 27th-April 10th, 2:00PM-4:00PM | Penn Women's Center | Facilitated by: Di O'Neill (CAPS) & Brittany Harris (PWC)
This confidential group is open to female Penn undergraduate and graduate students who have been victims of sexual assault during their teen/adult years. This six-week group will offer support, psycho- education, and collective empowerment. Weekly topics are chosen by the participants and related to recovery, the re-establishment of safety, healing, coping, assertiveness, and self-care. Exact meeting time can be changed based on participants' availability. If interested, please contact Brittany Harris or Di O'Neill to set up a brief pre-group meeting: bhar@upenn.edu, doneill@exchange.upenn.edu.

PWC Welcomes New Associate Director 

The Penn Women's Center is thrilled to welcome Michaela Pommells as our new Associate Director.  Michaela comes to Penn with over a decade of experience as a trainer and educator working on issues related to gender equity and the intersections of gender, class and race.  Michaela is inspired by a commitment to social justice and diverse community leadership and is excited to bring her passions to Penn.  As Associate Director, Michaela will focus on communication, outreach and mentorship, and research. Michaela earned her Master's degree in Women's Studies and Public Policy at Towson University. Please join us in welcoming her to our team! 

Women Who Write Spring Writing Sessions

Come write with this energized group of women! WWW is an intense dissertation writing group that offers a quiet space and the camaraderie of fellow women focused on meeting regular writing goals. Contact Andrea Kauffman-Berry at akb@sas.upenn.edu for more information. Monday - Thursday, 9:30AM-2:00PM | Penn Women's Center

40th Anniversary Gala Photos     

If you weren't able to attend our 40th Anniversary Gala, feel free to enjoy the OFFICIAL GALA PHOTOS taken by Kate Zambon. We hope you enjoy!

Voices of Change       

We are delighted to share with your our VOC Highlights Video that premiered during the 40th Anniversary Gala. Over the past year, we have filmed interviews with students, staff, faculty, and alumni to capture some of the history of our center and to provide unique snapshots of women's experiences at Penn over the past 40 years. Voices of Change was funded in part by a grant from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women. Interviewees include Penn President, Dr. Amy Gutmann, the Vice Provost for University Life, Dr. Valarie Ena Swain-Cade McCoullum, and the Director of the Women's Law Project, Carol Tracy. This highlights film includes footage from all our interviews thus far and focuses on the history and significance of the Penn Women's Center.

Stay tuned to our YouTube page as we continue to roll out new videos. Please contact the PWC Director Litty Paxton at fpaxton@sas.upenn.edu if you, too, have a story to share or if you would like to learn how you could support this ongoing project.