Intern Spotlight: Briana Barrett

October 26, 2015 Uncategorized

Briana is a second year student from Chesapeake, Virginia, and she plans on declaring a major in both English and Psychology by the end of this school year. In addition to being an intern for the Young Women Leaders Program, Briana is an active member of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc., and a Peer […]

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Group Spotlight: Exploring Trust, Buford 7

October 23, 2015 Uncategorized

“Oh no, that sounds dangerous!” exclaimed a Buford 7 Little Sister when she first learned our Buford 7 group was going to be doing a blindfold activity about support.  During group, we recently talked about how women as leaders can support one another.  The game we were to play to introduce this idea of support […]

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Intern Spotlight: Nicole Calandra

October 21, 2015 Uncategorized

I’m a fourth year student in the McIntire School of Commerce concentrating in Information Technology and Management while following the Business Analytics and Global Commerce Tracks. During my last year at UVa, I knew I wanted to focus my attention on organizations and activities related to women’s issues and empowerment. An internship at the Women’s Center […]

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Intern Spotlight: Sunjoo Lee

October 19, 2015 Announcements

Hello! My name is Sunjoo Lee and I am a 3rd year student double majoring in Politics, with a concentration in Government, and Psychology. I was a Big Sister/Mentor for the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) during my 2nd year through the Women’s Center and the Curry School of Education and instantly fell in love with the […]

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Group Spotlight: Food Drive Prep, Sutherland 8

October 16, 2015 Uncategorized

In preparation for the upcoming Food Drive, this past week in group the 8th grade groups got to demonstrate their leadership skills by role playing customer interactions with the 7th graders. The week before, all the 8th grade groups went over the different types of customers that they may come in contact with during the […]

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Food Drive: This Sunday 12-4

October 16, 2015 Uncategorized

The Young Women Leaders Program will be holding a Food Drive to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank on Sunday October 18th. We will collect food from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at Whole Foods and the Kroger in Rio Hill Center, near Lowes. YWLP has been part of the community for 18 years and would […]

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Meet the YWLP Interns at the Women’s Center

October 14, 2015 Announcements

YWLP Team 2015-2016 (left to right): Jessica Hassanzadeh, Nicole Calandra, Briana Barrett, Julie Trevett-Smith, Jaronda Miller-Bryant, Sunjoo Lee, Camara Glover & Jenna Dickerson We are excited to welcome four amazing U.Va. women to our team this year!  They will be working to help support YWLP in a variety of ways including event planning, recruiting Big […]

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YWLP Tech Lab Opening This Fall!

July 1, 2015 Announcements

Through the generous support of The Alcoa Foundation, we are excited to announce the opening of the YWLP Tech Lab this September 2015 at U.Va.’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center.  This lab will be a great meeting place for Big Sisters and Little Sisters to gather and create a variety of new and innovative products […]

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