- Engineering Pathway session at virtual STEMfest for highschool and middle school students - September 25, 2021
- Women of Color Annual Awards Celebration- September 26, 2021
- WOCI Kick-Back for Ambassadors and Cohort- October 1, 2021
- WOCI Wellness Month- November 2021 (Dates TBD)
- WOCI Social Media Spotlights- Ongoing
- Black @ GT Virtual Tour with Coretta Scott King Middle School in collaboration with STEM Atlanta Women- Date TBD
- WOCI “A Day in the Life of the WOC Academic and Industry Professionals” (sponsored by Accenture) - Date TBD
Coming Back and Coming Together
WOCI Angela Davis Watch Party Event
WOCI City-Wide Virtual Awards Celebration (in partnership with GT WRC, Emory University, and Spelman College)
The Women of Color Awards Celebration was our first collaborative event to span GT Women’s Resource Center, Emory University, and Spelman College. The virtual event took place in September and was a glorious celebration of women of color of our past, present, and future. We celebrated women from all walks of life for their contributions to industry, academia, research, and the greater community. Coca-cola flavor scientist Ashaki Wilham was the keynote speaker and the event was closed out with performances from both Emory Alas and Price Performing Arts Center.
This year’s award recipients were:
Nettie Brown – Outstanding Student Impact
Joyce Davis – Outstanding Staff Impact
Dr. Carol Henderson – Outstanding Faculty Impact
Davietta Jenkins Knight, P.E. – Outstanding Industry/Community Impact
Alexis Parker, Erin Ojeda, Ireland Saniah Battle, Alondra C. Stafford – Featured Student Group
WOCI Spring 2019 “A Day in the Life of the Black Professoriate” funded through the PEGS grant.
An intimate campus experience for Black women interested in graduate studies. In alignment with the goal of Georgia Tech's Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development to increase the quantity and quality of graduate students and improve their educational experience, as well as the mission of the Office of Minority Education and Development (OMED), WOCI hosted a 2-day graduate education event for Black women.
WOCI Fall Kick-off, sponsored by BP
Women of Color Initiative (WOCI) kick-off brought together a standing-room-only crowd! Three community circles, three cohorts, two transformative professional practices, and three programmatic events were all launched under WOCI during yesterday's event. The fourteen women from the original 2016 BWI cohort were honored for their pioneering efforts and sacrifice in raising awareness regarding the needs of women of color matriculating at Tech.
Taste of Africa
WOCI partnered with ASA to bringing talented women of color to the Georgia Tech community to inform, educate and engage students in advancing their cultural understanding of African/Africa diaspora fashion design, art, and cultural practices. These practices are known to be empowering and transformative in the identity formation process.
WOCI In the Community Bootcamp w/ local WOC fitness guru Jackie Velez.
WOCI partnered with Jackie Velez who lead participants through a tough bootcamp. This event helped our students learn about cross training and how to incorporate healthy habits into their daily lives. Nothing like sweating it out with friends!
WOCI “Good Work” MiniRetreat with Dr. Tiffany Johnson and Ona Hawk
WOCI partnered with these two WOC who have ample experience in wellness and good living. They lead participants through a number of yoga journaling exercises in order to help develop “good work” practices.
WOCI BWI Cultural Session – Addressing Cancel Culture
BWI ambassadors planned and led this event. They discussed the cancel culture and the impact it has had on the black community.
WOCI LWI Cultural Session – Self-Care con la Comunidad
LWI ambassadors planned and led this event. They discussed the difficulties of prioritizing self-care in the Latinx community. In addition they discussed clips of representation of the Latinx community in media, how it has changed over the years, and how it has impacted how the general community views them as women.