Programs & Initiatives

Women Who Lead Conference

Mentorship

  • Minute Mentoring (MMC)

    Minute Mentoring® is a fast-paced mentoring session bringing accomplished, professional women and young women together for effective and efficient small group mentoring sessions.

    At Minute Mentoring® events, Mentors meet with five sets of three Mentees for rapid-fire advice sessions.   Each Mentor, seated at a table, imparts three tips for success to her group of three Mentees. The tips serve as a starting point for discussion during the remaining time. After ten minutes, the Mentees move to the next Mentor, and each Mentor will be joined by three new Mentees. The formal mentoring event lasts for about one hour, and is followed by a networking reception.

    A maximum of 15 mentees can register to attend.

    This program will resume in 2022. Please check back or contact us at women@fiu.edu for more information.

  • Mentoring Program (BBC)

    The Women’s Center Mentoring Program (WCMP) is designed to build community between our BBC female-identifying students and faculty/staff members through biweekly sessions coupled with monthly opportunities for professional development both within FIU and the surrounding community. Both groups must complete online applications and are then thoughtfully matched by Women’s Center staff using a variety of factors. Mentees and mentors participating in the program will be able to develop long-lasting relationships with their matches and create a support system within their cohorts.

    Contact women@fiu.edu for more information.

    Commitment: The Women's Center Mentoring Program requires mentors and mentees to commit to a 9-month program (from September 2020 - May 2021). Matches will meet biweekly for 1-2 hours per meeting and attend a monthly professional development meeting, in addition to a kickoff social. Monthly sessions are optional, but highly encouraged to create community. Mentors and their mentees will also engage in a monthly outing (can be virtual) of their choice. A list of community resources will be provided. Monthly surveys will be sent out to help us ensure the success of the match.

    Eligibility:

    • Mentees
      • Must be female-identifying
      • Must be enrolled full-time at FIU
      • Must consider BBC their home campus (either via location or courses)
    • Mentors
      • Must be female-identifying
      • Must have been working at FIU for at least 1 year
      • Must be based at the BBC campus

    Mentoring Program Events: The WCMP will be hosting events/professional development opportunities throughout the duration of the program. Here is what we have planned for the Fall Semester:

    • Kickoff Social
    • Professional Development (x2!)
    • Thanksgiving Potluck
    • Holiday Gift Exchange

    FAQs:

    When will I find out who my mentor/mentee is? Your match is revealed during our kickoff social on September 28, 2020 from 3-5pm.

    How do I meet with my mentor/mentee. The WCMP is designed to be a flexible and intimate program. We encourage mentors and mentees to meet biweekly. In the age of COVID-19, the Women’s Center strongly recommends virtual forms of meeting (i.e. Zoom, Facetime, phone call, etc).

    What are monthly outings? This is an experience to be shared between the mentor and the mentee, in order to provide a tangible experience connected to the mentee’s goals. This may look like an informational Q&A with someone from the mentee’s desired career field or attending a workshop to build public speaking skills. The Women’s Center will provide resources, however individualized monthly outings are encouraged.

    Mentoring Resources

The Collective & La Colectiva

  • The Collective

    The Collective is a monthly discussion series designed for Black-identified womxn  to find community, conversation and capacity to navigate their lived collegiate experiences.

    These conversations will resume in Fall 2021. Contact women@fiu.edu for more information.

     

  • La Colectiva
    La Colectiva is a monthly discussion series designed for Latinx femmes to find community, conversation, and capacity to navigate their lived collegiate experiences. La Colectiva is a space for Latinx womxn to have meaningful conversation, network, and build community. 

    This discussion series will resume in Fall 2021. Contact women@fiu.edu for more information.

     

Gender-Based Violence

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    To promote awareness about the issues of sexual assault and intimate partner/gender-based violence on college campuses, the Women's Center and Victim Empowerment Program, together with many other university departments and student organizations, facilitate a series of events during the month of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Take Back the Night 2019 will be held on April 1st in GC 355. Interactive events and visual displays will be available campus beginning April 3rd -April 27th.  

  • Red Zone

    College students are in one of the most vulnerable age groups for sexual assault and the first six weeks of college are considered a “red zone” for incoming freshmen when it comes to rape. The first month and a half of college is the time when freshmen women are most likely to be raped or experience attempted rape. This time period is known as the “Red Zone” – a period of vulnerability for sexual assaults, beginning when freshmen first walk onto campus until Thanksgiving break.” According to multiple studies, female students are at an increased risk for sexual assault during the first few weeks of their first semester on campus.

    Althouse, K. (2020). What Every College Student Needs to Know about Sexual Assault, Acquaintance Rape, and the Red Zone. http://ccwrc.org/blog/what-every-college-student-needs-to-know-about-sexual-assault-acquaintance-rape-and-the-red-zone/

  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    This day is dedicated to promote awareness about the global issues of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, human trafficking, and violence on college campuses and beyond. The Women's Center at BBC, together with the International Education Week committee and student organizations, facilitate this annual event in observance of this day designated by the United Nations General Assembly also known as White Ribbon Day.

    The 3 butterflies represent the 4 Mirabal Sisters Dominican sisters who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo and were involved in clandestine activities against his regime. Three of the sisters were assassinated on 25 November 1960. The assassinations turned the Mirabal sisters into "symbols of both popular and feminist resistance". Click the link for more info Rejected Princesses.

Empowerment

  • The Sisterhood Retreat

    This weekend is designed to engage a diverse group of female students at FIU in a weekend of self-exploration, empowerment, bonding, and fun! Women who participate in this retreat will engage in activities of personal reflection and workshops designed to develop you as an individual, leader, and community member at FIU.

    The Sisterhood Retreat will take place November 5-6, 2021. Stay tuned for more information or reach out at women@fiu.edu.

Health & Body Positivity

  • Love Your Body Week

    The National Organization for Women (NOW) hosts "Love Our Bodies Day" each year. This year, the Women's Center is teaming up with the Wellness Center, SGA, NOW at FIU, and VOX to bring you a week of events to celebrate the wonders and mysteries of the female body and its many variations of beauty!

  • Women's Health Fair
    Virtual Womens Health Fair

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Contact


Office of Social Justice & Inclusion
MMC
11200 SW 8th Street
GC 216
Miami, FL 33199
305-348-2436
Fax 305-348-1911
osji@fiu.edu 

 

BBC
3000 NE 151st Street
WUC 255
North Miami Beach, FL 33181
305-919-5817
Fax 305-919-4258
osji@fiu.edu