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"Being a Women’s Leadership major is inspiring because I am surrounded by a strong group of women who want to empower each other to create change in our world.” Gray Lee, Alumna

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Student Spotlight

Emily Anne Godbold

Emily Anne Godbold is a senior Women’s Leadership and Economics double major from Myrtle Beach, SC.  Women’s Leadership opened the doors to many opportunities to travel to conferences like the United Nations Association Member’s Day Event or to study abroad to Ahmedabad, India to gain hands-on learning experiences from the Self Employed Women’s Association. The experience with SEWA allowed Emily Anne to learn creative leadership styles from the SEWA women, and encourages her to continue connecting with people from different cultures and backgrounds to enhance her global perspective. She is also involved in Clemson Undergraduate Student Government and led the establishment of the All In Farmers’ Market in 2018. Last semester, she founded Girl Up Clemson as a new student organization to empower girls around the world and across campus. Emily Anne plans to pursue a career in consulting where she can utilize both her Women’s Leadership and Economics majors to make an impact on the world. 

 



Alumnae Spotlight

Melissa Moore

In 2015 I graduated from Clemson and headed straight to graduate school to start my PhD. Many people told me that succeeding in a PhD program requires 5% smarts and 95% perseverance. Four years on, I can confirm this mantra is true, but I would also add to it. For women in male-dominated fields, a PhD also requires 50% confidence (adding up to 150% - a seemingly impossible feat).  The Women’s Leadership major helped me develop the confidence necessary to succeed in graduate school. In my courses I studied examples of women leaders, including how they dealt with challenges and acquired leadership skills. More importantly, the professors and advisers I met through the Women’s Leadership major encouraged me to question which of my own behaviors and those around me stem from societal gender roles – and whether these behaviors might be limiting in the professional world. I learned not to apologize when asking questions, to make sure I receive credit for my ideas, to be bold when networking and pursuing opportunities, and to approach new challenges with confidence in my own abilities. I’m grateful for all that I learned as a Women’s Leadership major and everything that the major has helped me accomplish in the past four years.