This workshop provides participants with an opportunity to learn more about the history of women at Virginia Tech, current statistics, and data relating to women’s experiences in higher education, and action items to create a more inclusive work environment within the institution. Personal reflection, group activities, and interactive multimedia will help participants understand the current state of gender in higher education. While many may not see sexism in the workplace regularly, it is constant- ranging in situations from student evaluations to institutional policy. The conversation about gender is still relevant and this workshop will help participants understand the current scope of the issue.


  • Identify personal experiences with gender-based bias in the workplace and reflect on how those experiences impact roles within the university.
  • Acknowledge common micro-aggressions and unconscious biases that impact the institutional culture in relation to women’s ability to thrive and succeed.
  • Discuss the history of women at Virginia Tech, current statistics and data, and actions for creating a more inclusive future.


If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, contact University Organizational and Professional Development or call 540-231-5100 during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event. Additional advance notice may be required, depending on the type of program and the time necessary to secure the requested accommodation(s).

Time and Location

Mar. 15
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
North End Center


Free, but space is limited.
All no-shows will be charged a $35 maintenance fee. Review the full cancellation policy.

Certificate Available

This course can be used to meet elective requirements for any Diversity Development Certificate.