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The President's Commission on the Status of Women at Clemson University was established to improve the quality of life for women at Clemson. The Commission's charge is to: Discern the status of women at Clemson University and document findings; discover and pursue the removal of institutional barriers identified by the Commission; collect information and/or conduct research regarding issues which affect women, including the study of practices followed at other Universities' Commissions on Women; and explore problem areas that limit equal opportunities and advancement.

It is the Commission's pledge to encourage and inspire women to become leaders, problem solvers and innovators making meaningful contributions to American society. The President's Commission will publicize the role of Clemson University to improve the status of women at all levels.

March is Women's History Month

Note: RSVP is required for the professional development workshop. And the Professional Development Workshop is only open to Faculty and Staff.

Month of March, Cooper Library
Hear Us Roar 
Throughout history, women have shown that they are resilient, determined, and have the fortitude to overcome many obstacles to achieve their goals. From hospitals and courtrooms, to sports fields and science labs, women have played a vital role in shaping our world. To celebrate Women’s History Month, and honor the achievement of women all across the globe, Cooper Library is presenting a display of materials featuring some of their stories. Rosa Parks, Wilma Rudolph, Harriet Tubman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sally Ride, and countless others. Check out their stories and be inspired. 

March 15, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., 313 Watt Family Innovation Center 
Smart Start Salary Negotiation Workshop – Dr. Lori Pindar
Start Smart is aimed at undergraduate/graduate women about to enter the workforce and designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. In every two-hour workshop you'll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play. Sponsored by Women's Leadership

March 15, 2018 at 6 p.m., Watt Family Innovation Center Auditorium
The Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) use drama and storytelling to bring to life untold stories of struggle, strength, and success of African American Women who contributed to our American history. Sponsored by Pan African Studies.

March 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., Watt Family Innovation Center, Auditorium
Lillian Brock-Flemming
"It Only Takes One Question" Motivational talk… Sponsored by The President's Commission on Black Faculty and Staff.

March 22, 2018 at 1 p.m., 118 Academic Success Center
Women's Commission Staff Forum 
Come meet to talk about your experience as a female staff member at Clemson University.

March 27, 2018 at 6 p.m., Burton Gallery, Littlejohn Coliseum
"What Made Maddy Run" Author Kate Fagan
Fagan columnist and feature writer for EspnW will discuss an understanding of the struggle of young people suffering from mental illness, the pressure and need to be perfect in an age of relentless connectivity and social media saturation. Sponsored by Athletics, The President's Commission on Women, and Women's Leadership.

March 27, 2018 at 1 p.m., Meeting Room A, Hendrix
Professional Development Workshop: Creating a Racially Inclusive Campus Environment — Nekima Levy – Pounds, J.D.
Workshop will explore the importance of fostering a welcoming campus environment for all students that values diversity. Faculty and Staff only. RSVP required.
Sponsored by the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center, Department of Sociology/Anthropology/Criminal Justice, Master of Public Administration

March 27, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., McKissick Theatre, Hendrix
Keynote: Prisons, Policing and Protests: It's Time for Change- Nekima Levy – Pounds, J.D.
The U.S. currently has the highest rate of incarceration in the world with more than 2.3 million people currently incarcerated. Nekima will discuss the jarring implications of mass incarceration and the war on drugs and the roles of laws, policies, racial inequity and policing practices in perpetuating this phenomenon.
Sponsored by the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center

March 29, 2018 at 1 p.m., Meeting Room B, Hendrix
Women's Commission Faculty Forum 
Come meet to talk about your experience as a female faculty member at Clemson University.