Events & Programs

Signature Events

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

Light the Way
This Fall Welcome event for new students serves to welcome women to campus and provide opportunities to network with the larger BGSU community.

Women and Non-Binary Faculty Reception
This reception is for new faculty and recently promoted women and non-binary faculty, co-hosted by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. The program includes light refreshments, a recognition of all faculty being recognized, and remarks from prominent leaders on campus.

Women of Color Leadership Summit
This annual event brings women of color activist-scholars to BGSU to discuss the contributions women of color have made to leadership, activism, and advocacy in their communities and more broadly. A panel discussion open to students, faculty, staff, and community members allows speakers to share insights on their own achievements, obstacles, and the steps they have taken to become leaders in their communities. After the panel, speakers lead smaller discussion groups to allow for participants to make additional connections, identify potential mentors, and determine how they can take the next step in their own leadership path.
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Celebrating Mentors
Every spring, the CWGE recognizes exceptional mentors at BGSU through student nominations. Nominated mentors are publicly recognized and receive framed certificates for display.

Women of Distinction
Hosted by the Center for Women and Gender Equity and the Center for Leadership the Women of Distinction awards 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.
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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.

Faculty Research Series
This lunchtime series advances research on women, gender, and intersecting identities through research presentations from BGSU faculty. Examples of past presentations can be found by visiting our Digital Archive.

Professional Development Series
This series of workshops seek to enhance the professional development for students, staff, and faculty with a commitment to highlighting issues related to women and gender equity. Annual events include faculty development and networking events; Engage: Women in Politics and Civic Leadership; and Start Smart: Salary Negotiation.