Events & Programs

Signature Events

Signature events at CWGE engage participants in a one-time educational experience that may be am annual or one-time event.

Light the Way
This event welcomes new woman-identified students to campus and provides opportunities to network with the BGSU community. This year we will also be celebrating our 20th anniversary and the opening of the Violence Prevention Center. Join us in 203 Hayes Hall on Wednesday, August 29th from 4-6pm.

Women and Non-Binary Faculty Reception
This reception is for new faculty and recently promoted faculty that are woman or non-binary identified co-hosted by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. This event will be held on Thursday, September 13th from 5-7pm in the Dorothy Uber Gallery.

Women of Color Leadership Summit
This annual event held during Women’s History Month brings three women of color activist-scholars to BGSU to discuss women of colors’ contribution to models of leadership to increase the number of women of color leaders at BGSU; to share lessons and knowledge on leadership practice developed and modeled by women of color; and to encourage collaboration across campus. This year’s events will take place on Thursday, March 14th in the Bowen Thompson Student Union.
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Celebrating Mentors
This annual event is held at the end of spring term to celebrate mentorship at BGSU. Nominate your mentor by April 1st to be included in the Wednesday, May 1st luncheon in the Bowen Thompson Student Union.
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Women of Distinction
This event honors an undergraduate student, graduate student, staff member, faculty member, and alum or community member who with excellence, ingenuity and ability have overcome barriers that still exist for women. At the ceremony, a panel discussion will be held, allowing the five winners to share their advice, inspiration, and experience as leaders. Nominate a student, graduate student, staff member, faculty member, and alum or community member by November 1st to be considered for a Women of Distinction Award. The award ceremony and reception takes place during Women’s History Month on Thursday, March 7th from 4-6pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Bowen Thompson Student Union. This event is free but reservations are recurred. Reserve your table today by emailing cwge@bgsu.edu.
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Signature Programs

The signature programs of CWGE engage participants over multiple sessions across a semester or year and continue to be offered each year.

W.E.A.L.
The Women’s and Gender Equity Action League is a series of advocacy skills trainings (phone banking, canvassing, lobbying) on contemporary topics such as food insecurity, women and addiction, trans* rights, and access to health care. This program will culminate with a lobby day in Columbus. Space in this program is limited to be considered for this program you must apply by Wednesday, September 19th. Email cwge@bgsu.edu for more information. 

F.I.E.R.C.E.
Falcon’s Investigating Gender Equity, Resources, and Community Engagement contribute to advancing gender equity for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners across identities by developing professional, research, and community building grants for gender equity projects at BGSU. Space in this program is limited to be considered for this program you must apply by Wednesday, September 19th. Email cwge@bgsu.edu for more information. 

Falcon Flock: Mentoring for Social Justice Leadership
Hosted by the CWGE, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the LGBTQ+ Center, the Non-Traditional Students Office, the Center for Leadership, and the Career Center this program combines a one-to-one mentorship experience with career development and social justice leadership education to inspire and equip students to become stronger, more prepared leaders for social change. Space in this program is limited to be considered for this program you must apply by Monday, October 1st. To volunteer to be a mentor please submit your paperwork by Thursday, August 30th. Email cwge@bgsu.edu for more information. 

Feminist Friday: Critical Reading Collective
This not your average book club! No previous knowledge or reading is required. Through this community discussion series at BGSU we all work to better understand ourselves and the worlds we occupy. Current discussion topics include: gender, race, ethnicity, class, space, sexuality, art-making, culture, creative practices, relationships, histories, conflict, globalism, family, colonialism, media, aging, work, organizing, reading, politics, writing, activism, and technology, among others.
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Faculty Research Series
This lunchtime series advances research on women, gender, and intersecting identities through research presentations of recently published work from BGSU faculty.
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Professional Development Series
This series of workshops seek to enhance the professional development of women and gender equity. Annual events include faculty development; Engage: Women in Politics and Civic Leadership; and Start Smart: Salary Negotiation.
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