Events & Programs

Women Who Lead

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    A day long conference designed to enhance the leadership development of female students at FIU. The conference includes a networking breakfast with community businesses and organizations, panel discussions with women leaders in business, health, education, law, art, science, technology, a keynote speaker, interactive session, networking lunch, and more!

    The 11th annual conference will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Biscayne Bay Campus. You can register for the conference held at BBC or MMC using the tabs below.

    The cost to attend the Women Who Lead Conference is as follows:

    • FIU students: Free
    • FIU Faculty/Staff: Free to attend without lunch, $8 to attend with lunch
    • FIU Alumni and community members: $25

    All fees can be paid on or before the day of the event and entitle the conference participant to attend the conference in its entirety including breakfast, lunch, keynote speaker, and all other sessions and workshops. Conference fees can be paid using the registration links below. For questions regarding conference fees, please contact the Women's Center directly at 305-348-1506,, or stop by our offices at MMC (GC 2200) or BBC (WUC 353). 

  • Past Speakers
    • Kimberly Bryant, Founder and Executive Director, Black Girls CODE
    • Shannon Miller, Olympic gold medalist 
    • Donna Brazile, American author and political analyst 
    • Casandra "Coach Cass" Roache, experienced public speaker, love coach and matchmaker
    • Lourdes "Luly" Carreras-Balepogi, founder and president of Chispa Marketing, Inc. and Luly B., Inc.
    • Hollis "Miss Holly" Wilder, two-time winner of Food Network's Cupcake wars.
    • Monique Catoggio, director of Advancement Alumni & Corporate Relations at FIU College of Business Administration.
    • Wendy Kallergis,President and CEO of Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association.
    • Cristine O'Hara, Miami-Dade's top Teacher Of The Year for 2011.
    • Dawn Walzak, First Vice President of Tishman Hotel Corporation (THC) in Orlando, Florida.
    • Beth Sobol, President Sobol Fashion Productions and founder of International Fashion Week, Miami.
    • Lindsay Hyde, founder and executive director of Strong Women, Strong Girls, Inc.
    • Chef Michelle Bernstein, winner of the 2008 James Beard Award for "Best Chef: South" and the Glass Ceiling Award from the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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    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 2018 will be held on April 18 in the GC Ballrooms. Interactive events and visual displays will be available campus beginning April 3rd -April 27th.  

Mentoring Partnerships Program (BBC)

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    The Women of Color Mentoring Program at BBC matches student mentees with faculty/staff mentors in order to form relationships that foster the professional, academic, personal, and emotional development of the student. This program is welcoming of all women! Currently, 16 students and 14 faculty and staff members are forming mentoring relationships under the guidance of this program. If you would like to be part of this program, email Meredith at

Lunch, Learn, & Lean in

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    Each month the Women's Center hosts a forum that engages participants in a discussion about controversial topics related to women's issues. Topics include Positive Body Image, Sexuality, Women's Health Diversity, and Relationships. It is held in the residence halls and light refreshments are provided!

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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    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 Sisterhood Retreat

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    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 2016 Sisterhood Retreat will be held on November 4-6. For more details on this weekend, please email, or stop by our offices in GC 2200 and WUC 353.

Love Your Body Day

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    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! Join us in the GC Pit in October for fun activities with NOW.

Roar for the Cure

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    Roar for the Cure is a culminating event of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Women's Center partners with the Residence Hall Association (RHA) to sponsor a 5k and Health Fair at the Nature Preserve. 

    Join us on October 26th at 5pm. Follow the Women's Center social media campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram leading up to the event for resources surronding breast cancer awareness and a chance to be entered in a raffle that you won't want to miss.


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