Women's Empowerment Initiative
The WE Initiative at LSU aids in ensuring an environment where women of color can thrive as students. A small team of students and staff advocate for their holistic well-being in this program with the assistance of campus partners, community members, students, faculty, and staff. We believe the WE Initiative is where valued mentoring and developing young women of color in their academic, professional, physical, social, identity, civic, and emotional well-being meet. We advocate for equity in resources and opportunities, and strive to bring everyone in the LSU community to work towards the retention, matriculation, and graduation of our students. Everyone participating in the initiative must embrace the value of mentoring young women as they strive to reach their fullest potential, while focusing on their academic, professional, physical, social, identity, civic, and emotional well-being.
2017-2018 Event Calendar
The WE-I initiative is an open and free program. The monthly series is designed to meet the complex needs and challenges of women of color. The series will include guest speakers, PowerPoints, dialogues, panels, activities and much more.
*Dates, times, locations, themes, and event descriptions will be updated as information becomes available.
27 September 2017 | 7:00 PM | African American Culture Center
WE Initiative Kick-off. The kick-off will include several dynamic identity exercises to explore who you are and who we are. Our identity will not be forgotten! Don't let us miss out on your energy, so join us!
TBD: Physical Health Topic and Breast Cancer Awareness with the Black Male Leadership Initiative (BMLI)
TBD: Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship
TBD: Mental Health and/or Black Love Panel
TBD: Professional Development
TBD: Special End of the Year Event
Resources on & off Campus
- If you are a student organization and would like your information shared on our website, please email the WE Initiative Intern Secret Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Resources brought to you by the LSU Women's Center: http://www.lsu.edu/diversity/womens_center/resource_directory.php
- LSU Minority Women's Movement
- 100 Black Women of Baton Rouge
- Feminists in Action
- Sigma Lambda Gamma
- Zeta Phi Beta
- Society of Women Engineers
- Women in Computer Science at LSU
- Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Organization
- Women's Energy Network Student Chapter at LSU
- Legal Association of Women (L.A.W.)
- National Association of Women's MBA's
The listings on these pages are intended for information purposes and are not officially endorsed by our department. The Office of Multicultural Affairs is not responsible for the content or accuracy of external Web sites.
If you have feedback, comments of suggestions for the WE Initiative you may email email@example.com. We would love to hear from you.
Highlight photos from signature events are coming soon.
WE Initiative Intern | Secret Morris | Senior | Communication Studies Major | firstname.lastname@example.org
African American Student Affairs Graduate Assistant | Fallan S. Frank | email@example.com
Want to join the WE Initiative Leadership Board? Email Andrea E. Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org