International Women's Day at Virginia Tech
A celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women
March 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cranwell International Center will be hosting an International Women's Day celebration on Monday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in partnership with Fralin Life Sciences Institute, the Graduate School, the Office for Inclusion and Diversity, and the Women's Center at Virginia Tech. The International Women’s Day celebration will include both an in-person and a virtual component. The virtual component will consist of an insightful pre-recorded discussion with distinguished faculty members. This panel discussion will be shown in Steger Hall multiple times throughout the day. After watching the discussion, students will have an in-person, facilitated conversation with other attendees about the topics presented by the panelists. Attendees will also receive a gift bag and refreshments before departing. Students who cannot participate in person, may pick up a participation bag, which includes a set of International Women's Day note cards, a wild flower seed kit, and a snack. The video of the panel discussion and reflection questions will be sent to students who pick up a bag.
To attend the in-person celebration, students should choose a time slot-- a maximum of 9 students will be able to attend each slot:
Click the images below for panelist and moderator bios.
Bio ItemHelena Carvalho, Ph.D. , bio
Panelist: Associate Professor and Block Director at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM)
Bio ItemFarida Jalalzai, Ph.D. , bio
Panelist: Associate Dean for Global Initiatives and Engagement, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and Professor
Bio ItemNajla Mouchrek, Ph.D. , bio
Panelist: Program Director for Interfaith Leadership & Holistic Development
Bio ItemMaria Elisa Christie, Ph.D. , bio
Moderator: Director of Women and Gender in International Development at the Center for International Research, Education, and Development