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.
In a recent article published on University Business, Cedar Crest College President, Dr. Elizabeth Meade discusses the power of women’s colleges and how they are constantly evolving to meet the developing needs of women and society.
“Women’s colleges have transformed American society by placing women in positions of leadership and influence. They have produced the first generation of women leaders who worked tirelessly to open doors for women and to achieve pay parity, and broke new ground in their professional fields along the way”, says President Meade.
She also explains how Cedar Crest College is implementing different strategies to set students for success. “We are remaking the vision of a women’s liberal arts college by breaking down barriers between curriculum, student activities and employment into an integrated educational experience that prepares our students for life and work in the 21st century”.