Women’s Initiatives Office

The Women’s Initiatives Office supports the needs and experiences of women and non-binary students within the Dunwoody campus community. The department strives to eliminate barriers to women and promote gender parity in technical industries.

The Office helps women students form connections with other students, resources, and support networks.

Workshop Ideas

Have any idea for a workshop session the Women’s Initiative Office could offer that would be of interest to students?

Email Ashley Van Lieshout, Women’s Initiatives Coordinator at avanlieshout@dunwoody.edu.

Women Student Support Services

Women’s Resource Center

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is a space for Dunwoody women. Located on the Black Level in Room 36, the WRC can be used to study in private, socialize, celebrate achievements, find resources and information, browse through literature and magazines, or simply relax in a comfortable environment.

The WRC is the primary meeting location for Dunwoody’s Kate’s Club, which is an organization dedicated to the diverse populations of Dunwoody Women.

For more information, contact:

Ashley Van Lieshout
Women’s Initiatives Coordinator
(e) avanlieshout@dunwoody.edu
(p) 612.381.8177

Kates’ Club

Kate’s Club is the women student organization on campus. Members of Kate’s Club build leadership skills, host gatherings to connect with other women students, plan volunteer events in the community, and hold fundraising events to support their work.

The club is named after Dunwoody College co-founder Kate L. Dunwoody, who was a passionate advocate and philanthropist for the education and welfare of women. Club members strive to continue Kate’s legacy.

Learn more.

Contact:

Ashley Van Lieshout
Women’s Initiatives Coordinator
(e) avanlieshout@dunwoody.edu
(p) 612.381.8177

Mother’s Lounge

Dunwoody College provides a Mother’s Lounge and Lactation Room for students, employees, and community members with college business. The room is located on the Silver Level and is open on a walk-in basis during campus business hours.

The Mother’s Lounge requires coded entry. For details, contact:

Ashley Van Lieshout
Women’s Initiatives Coordinator
(e) avanlieshout@dunwoody.edu
(p) 612.381.8177

Women in Technical Careers Scholarship

Women in Technical Careers (WITC) is a scholarship program designed to help women students succeed in a technical degree program at Dunwoody and launch into a great career.

Among many other benefits, recipients receive a scholarship of up to $10,000 per year
to augment their financial aid package.

Learn more.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed throughout the year to support the work of the Women’s Initiatives Office. One-time and long-term opportunities exist and range from conducting mock interviews to mentoring a student.

Current volunteer opportunities include:

Outreach Programs

Outreach programs and activities of the department aim to engage women and girls in STEM career exploration. The department is always on the lookout for opportunities to partner with other organizations.

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Dunwoody faculty teaches youth to build 3D printed bluetooth speakers

Girls Inc. Eureka! youth had the opportunity to participate in a two-day 3D printing workshop at Dunwoody to further their learning in STEM and nontraditional careers.

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Dunwoody partners with Girl Scouts River Valleys for 2018 Power Girls Camp

Nearly 80 girls grades 6-12 attended the first-ever Power Girls camp organized through Girl Scouts River Valleys and Dunwoody. In addition to canoeing and archery, girls also built two 8-by-8-foot tiny houses.

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Dunwoody students give back to Harriet Tubman Center

Twenty students from Dunwoody’s National Electrical Contractors Association Chapter and Women in Technical Careers scholarship program volunteered their afternoon to paint playroom walls at the Harriet Tubman Center East in Maplewood.

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Location

The Women’s Initiatives Office is located in the Pinska Center.

Contact Dunwoody’s Women’s Initiatives Office

Ashley Van Lieshout

Women’s Initiatives Coordinator

Phone: 612.381.8177

avanlieshout@dunwoody.edu

Maggie Whitman

Program Director, Women in Technical Careers

Phone: 612.381.3362

witc@dunwoody.edu