Pennoni Womxn's Week
Pennoni Womxn’s Week, planned by a volunteer committee of staff and students, is a weeklong event focused on the issues and challenges faced by those who identify as womxn. Topics include intersectionality, womxn in STEM, COVID-19 and its impact, and supporting equal opportunity and gender equality for all. All are welcome to attend!
TED Talk: Kimberle Crenshaw: The Urgency of Intersectionality
Monday, March 1
Join the Honors Program and the Drexel Womxn’s Empowerment group as we kick off Pennoni's Womxn's Week. We will watch and reflect on Kimberle Crenshaw's talk on the importance of intersectionality and creating inclusive spaces for all.
Womxn in STEM Lightning Talk
Tuesday, March 2
As part of Pennoni's Womxn's Week and Women's History Month, Undergraduate Research and Enrichment Programs is hosting a one-hour event of lightning talks by any student who identifies as a woman in STEM. Talks will feature personal experiences, shared advice, and inspirational womxn. Each presenter will have 3 minutes to present with space between each talk for questions.
Pennoni Panel: COVID-19 & the "She"cession
Wednesday, March 3
While the pandemic has forced many of us to reevaluate work and the structure of the economy, it has also caused us to reckon with women’s labor. The lack of access to childcare has set working mothers back decades, “pink collar” occupations were uprooted by protocols, and in December 2020, 140,000 women lost their jobs, the majority of whom were Black and Latina. What do we mean when we talk about women’s labor? How do we account for the divide between those who can work from home and those who cannot? Does working from home provide women more agency or does it overly blur the lines between work, home, and leisure time in ways that women are working more than ever? This discussion will unpack the ways in which COVID-19 has disrupted women’s labor for better and worse.
Picture a Scientist film screening and moderated discussion
Thursday, March 4
Picture a Scientist, a 93-minute documentary film chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field sites, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
The discussion will be moderated by Jui Hanamshet, a senior studying Computer Engineering. She is passionate about diversity in STEM and has held leadership roles in Drexel Society of Women Engineers and Women in Computing Society (WiCS). She is currently the President of WiCS. Additionally, she teaches middle school girls how to code. Having worked in the tech industry for co-ops, Jui has personally experienced what it is like to be the only woman in the room. She is excited to be working on a diverse team at Microsoft upon graduation.
Co-sponsored by: Drexel University Society of Women Engineers, Women in Computing Society, Drexel Graduate Women in Science and Engineering and Her Campus at Drexel.
Feel Good Friday: Women's Campaign International
Friday, March 5
Join the Honors Program and Women's Campaign International as we close out Womxn's Week. Interested in learning more about this Philadelphia non-profit and ways to get involved? Come talk to the Women's Campaign International staff as they discuss their history, mission, and ways you can contribute to their cause!