Post Tagged with: "empowerment"

ALRAJJAL: Empowering Self and Others

ALRAJJAL: Empowering Self and Others

When I found out I got into Georgetown University, my mom and I held each other and sobbed our eyes out in my bed. We both felt the weight of a world come off us: her world of constantly trying to prove her worth to an often misogynistic Arab society[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
ELLIE STAAB FOR THE HOYA OWN IT highlighted historical perspectives from women that are not always included in standard analysis

OWN IT Highlights Forgotten Female Narratives in History

The sixth annual OWN IT Summit brought women from the public and private sectors to Georgetown University on Saturday to highlight leading women that not only broke barriers, but also used their influence to uplift other women. Approximately 215 people attended this year’s OWN IT Summit, a conference aimed at[Read More…]

by April 2, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Yandy Smith, criminal justice reform activist and reality TV star, gave the keynote address at the 2019 BRAVE Summit on March 16.

Annual BRAVE Summit Promotes Black Female Activism

The fourth annual BRAVE Summit, a day-long conference dedicated to black female empowerment, highlighted the role of activism in daily life March 16. The keynote address was delivered by Yandy Smith, criminal justice reform activist and reality star from VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: New York,” who said activism and[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA From left to right: Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security executive director Melanne Verveer, chief operating officer of WEConnect Greta Schettler (GRD '11), gender parity task forces coordinator at the Inter-American Development Bank Andrea Saldarriaga Jiménez (GRD '16), World Bank social scientist Miriam Müller and project director for the Women's Empowerment for Economic Development and Resilience Project Lucia España speak at an event Sept. 21.

Female Entrepreneurs Fuel Economic Success, Panelists Say

Female economic participation cultivates a more equitable and productive economy, women’s rights experts said at a panel in Riggs Library on Friday, Sept. 21. Hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, the panel provided intervention strategies to overcome systemic barriers to women’s economic participation in Latin and[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
OSIBAJO & BAH: Acknowledge Hidden Heroes

OSIBAJO & BAH: Acknowledge Hidden Heroes

As I pulled an all-nighter in the Rafic B. Hariri Building last week, in the early hours of the morning, I was soothed by the sounds of vacuum cleaners from two janitors working to ready a learning environment for the next day. As busy college students, we are so wrapped[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

SHEDD: On Sexy Boyfriends

A few weeks ago, my mom and I set out on a quest to buy new pants. After a few brief stops that bore no fruit, we visited a Gap store. Upon entering the store, I immediately saw two tables stacked with so-called “sexy boyfriend shorts.” Perfect, I thought. One[Read More…]

Trump’s Appeal Lies in Empowerment

While many college students spent their spring break in Mexico, I spent it watching a man with suspiciously small hands condemn that same country at a rally for himself in Wichita, Kan. What I observed was a byproduct of years of political and social trends manifested in one man. While[Read More…]

SOBOWALE: But First, Let Me take A Selfie

SOBOWALE: But First, Let Me take A Selfie

Kim Kardashian has been breaking the Internet since day one. Her first foray into viral media, the 2007 sex tape with then-boyfriend Ray J, has never quite been forgotten, but as of late another media storm has overshadowed it. Recently, Kardashian tweeted a picture of herself in a bathroom. She[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
All Female, All Empowering, A Cappella

All Female, All Empowering, A Cappella

When I tell people that I am in an a cappella group at Georgetown, their eyes light up. When I explain that I am a member of the Georgetown GraceNotes, an all-female a cappella group, I always get the same follow-up question: “Why?” My friends in coed groups, however, are[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 5 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Amid TV and Politics, Called to the Classroom

In just a few days, I will deliver my final lecture of the semester in my “Women in American Politics” class here at Georgetown. Of all the lectures I give annually on campuses across the country, this is one of the most important. The words I share with my students[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top