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Women on Campus: Boosting Retention, Building Success
Thursday, September 20th at 9:00am EST
Online sale ends: 09/20/18 at 8:00am EST
Connecticut Historical Society
1 Elizabeth St
West Hartford, CT 06115
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Women students face special obstacles to navigating higher education, from stereotypical expectations of female behavior, to obligations to care for children and family and even sexual harassment and sexual violence. How do low-income, minority and other challenged women experience gender as an obstacle to successfully completing their degree? How do effective programs help female students get the resources they need, find their voices and take charge of their education and careers? Women’s leadership programs teach students to advocate for themselves and encourage campus involvement that improves their persistence.  Career exploration and development, particularly in fields such as STEM and manufacturing that are nontraditional for women, help students find role models and gain access to careers with higher salaries to support themselves and their families.  Effective campus response to sexual harassment and violence works to ensure that affected students are able to pursue their education and to train all students to be effective allies, changing the campus climate and preventing harassment and assaults.  Wrap-around services for women students with children often address challenging personal needs, with persistence to graduation and increased earning potential breaking the cycle of inter-generational poverty.  Presented in partnership with the Aurora Women and Girls Foundation and the University of Saint Joseph.

Additional Information
This conference will be CHERE’s 23rd and is "part 2" of CHERE's 3 linked events in 2018. On June 22, at the University of Hartford, campus representatives, several students, and community-based activists looked at diversity and how to support challenged students. Several students, from different campuses, discussed how they “unlocked the secret society” (of college). On Nov. 9th, at Gateway Community College in New Haven, CHERE conferees will look at the challenges and opportunities faced by college men , as well as issues of religion, sexual orientation, and factors -- overcoming the barriers that prevent many from going at all, and that get in the way of their thriving once on campus. Registrants can pay an early bird fee for either and a package deal for both.

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9:00am to 3:00pm
Doors open at 8:30am

General Admission: $95.00
Regular admission: $95.00
2-conferences: $125.00

All Ages

Connecticut Historical Society<br> 1 Elizabeth St<br> West Hartford, 06115





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