Past Events

Women's Center End of Semester Luncheon Fall 2023

On November 16, 2023, the Howard University Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership (CWGGL) hosted a luncheon to close the semester. This event also served as a symbolic transition of power from our Founding Director to our new Executive Director. The advisory board, faculty, staff, and students expressed gratitude for the dedication and hard work of our founding director, Dr. J. Jarpa Dawuni.

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The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, WOC Incubator Pitch Competition

On November 1, 2023, the Women’s Center co-hosted the WBENC, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, WOC Incubator Pitch Competition. By participating in the WOC incubator sessions, young female entrepreneurs at Howard had the opportunity to engage with successful women-owned businesses and America’s largest Fortune 500 companies.

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Jewels Table Event

September 28, 2023, the Women’s Center hosted the Jewels Table, an event dedicated to expanding our network for students at Howard University to interact with Black women in leadership roles across the DMV area.

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Breaking Barriers and Making Change—Black Women in Tech

On Wednesday, March 15th, we hosted a virtual discussion on Breaking Barriers and Making Change—Black Women in Tech- celebrating International Women's Day. This event was moderated by Dr. Anita Plummer and featured Ms. Erica Terry Derryck, Ms. Denasia Pinkard, and Ms. Chanelle Hardy as panelists.


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#HeForShe Town Hall

We hosted the second annual #HeForShe Town Hall to mark the end of Women's History Month, highlighting men's vital role in the fight for gender equity. The town hall emphasized the responsibility of individuals in positions of power and the importance of authentic and unapologetic communication, mutual understanding, and knowledge in creating change.

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The Howard Woman in Sports: A Conversation with Innovators and Icons

Co-sponsored with Women in Sports and Events – DC Chapter, this roundtable discussion featured and celebrated Howard women in sports. A panel of distinguished athletes, scholars, and executives discussed the overall contributions of Black women in the sports industry. Black women, particularly the Howard women, have long led the charge in disrupting the status quo, serving as innovators and leaders of groundbreaking change.

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Black Women Leaders at Howard | a Roundtable Discussion

We welcomed Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy, Dr. Sandra Crewe, and Dr. Oluwaranti Akiyode for a Roundtable discussion on “Black Women Leaders at Howard.” Dr. Melanie Carter moderated this event, and the conversation highlighted the groundbreaking work all three leaders are doing at Howard University.

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Black Woman Resistance in Afro-Columbia

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, in Locke Hall, we hosted a fireside chat with Dr. Mesi Bakari-Walton, assistant professor of Spanish and Afro-Diasporic Cultures. Dr. Mesi Bakari-Walton aims to positively highlight the rich culture and voices of the Black communities in Columbia, their resistance, the ways they preserve their culture, and how they triumph.

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In celebration of our first anniversary, we hosted the inaugural Global Leadership of Women Summit with a fireside chat featuring Her Excellency Monica Geingos, the First Lady of the Republic of Namibia, and Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, Distinguished Professor of Law at Columbia University, and moderated by Dean Danielle Holley, Howard Law School.

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