The Women’s College Coalition hosted a town hall during the summer with U.S. Rep. Karen Bass and student panelists from various WCC institutions. More than 400 students and representatives from the WCC joined the powerful conversation on women’s leadership, gender equity and racial injustice.
In a recent article published on The Hill, Sweet Briar College President, Meredith Woo, talks about how women’s colleges prioritize women’s leadership in their curriculums.
According to President Woo, women’s liberal arts colleges work and provide a strong return on investment by preparing “their students in ways that co-ed institutions have been unable to. For example, graduates from women’s colleges report their college was extremely or very effective in helping prepare them for their first job compared to those who went to public institutions (81 percent to 61 percent). Students from women’s colleges are almost twice as likely to complete a graduate degree as a public university alumna. All of these outcomes help women achieve in the business world”, argues Woo.
Sweet Briar College and American Farmland Trust have agreed to collaborate on a number of programming initiatives that will support the future of women in agriculture, natural resource management and conservation.
Beginning with the 2020 - 2021 school year, plans include a conference on agriculture in Virginia, AFT leaders speaking at the College, internship opportunities at AFT, the College hosting an AFT Women for the Land Learning Circle for the Mid-Atlantic region and future opportunities to partner on scientific and social science research.