Education & Empowerment

 "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any" -Alice Walker


The Jane Kopas Women's Center believes that education leads to empowerment and change. We host many events during the year raising awareness of issues of gender inequity affecting us on campus, locally, nationally, and globally. Below are continuous programs we offer, but you can also visit our homepage or social media to see the most current programs:
Discussion Series

Whether it is a "Tuesday in the News," "Workshop Wednesday," coffee hour, or lunch series, the JKWC continuously engages our community in dialogue about current events, self-care, empowerment, and gender equity.  Offerings vary based on student interest, but all are welcome to learn and advocate together!

Classroom Presentations

The staff of the Cultural Centers offer various classroom presentations about gender equity, microaggressions, inclusive leadership, implicit bias, and more to engage students in learning connected to their academic interests.  If you are interested in having us come ot your class, please email us at  

Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, we dedicate the month of March to hosting events celebrating the work of women throughout history, and today creating change in their community. 

AAUW's Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

AAUW’s Start Smart program "is specifically designed to teach you [college students] how to negotiate salaries for a new job."  Every two-hour workshop empowers participants with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation.

A trained facilitator guides participants through AAUW’s curriculum, which utilizes the latest research and negotiation strategies to help people navigate the complexities of job offers and promotion opportunities.

Participants can expect to learn:

  • How to identify and articulate your personal value;
  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating;
  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits;
  • About the pay gap, including its long-term consequences.

Check our homepage for this year's dates and for information on how to sign up!

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