CFW Programming and Events

CFW hosts and co-sponsors a variety of events throughout the year, including a series of luncheons and our annual Susan B. Anthony awards. 

CFW Programming is Currently Suspended due to COVID-19

Due to University of Michigan-Dearborn policies regarding events as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, CFW programming is currently suspended. 

All Upcoming CFW Events

Past CFW Events

In addition to the annual Susan B. Anthony Awards event, the Commission for Women sponsors an array of events each year. Here are a few of our past events. 

Luncheon Series

Whether it is a panel discussion, workshop, or speaker event, CFW provides a light lunch and an opportunity for faculty and staff on campus to gather around an interesting and relevant topic or issue. 

CFW Luncheon Series Presents: "Finance 201: Beyond the Basics of Personal Finance"

  • Date: Monday, Jan. 27, 2020
  • Time: Noon -1:30 pm
  • Location: Kochoff C

Have you ever wanted to move beyond the basics when it comes to personal finance? Mark Munzenberger, the financial education specialist from University of Michigan Credit Union, has crafted this presentation to be a next step for everyone with a basic knowledge of finance or someone who has ever attended a finance seminar. Topics may include budgeting, retirement, credit, debt, and more. 

Professional Development

Our professional development events help faculty and staff to learn and grow their careers and professional skills. 

Mentorship Mixer #1

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Kochoff Hall-C, University Center (UC)

The Commission for Women is excited to announce our new mentorship initiative. The benefits of having a mentorship relationship are invaluable. We would like to help facilitate these relationships by pairing interested faculty and staff with one another, both as mentors and as mentees. Participation is open to all female-identified staff and faculty on campus who responded to campus-wide emails calling for participants in both roles. Light food and refreshments will be provided. This event required previous registration (links sent via email to campus) due to limited capacity. 

Health and wellness

CFW knows that success is holistic, so we also sponsor events that foster health and wellness for faculty and staff on campus. 

Yoga With Truth

Held twice weekly, one half hour session and one full hour session.

Truth, a local yoga instructor and reiki master, for a calming yoga session to bring your mind and body peace. Truth is on social media as Transitions by Truth. She also leads a social justice yoga group called the.mindful.movement on instagram. The group does yoga as a form of peaceful protest & the proceeds going to Detroit Black Lives Matter. 

Calm the Chaos: Using Your Breath to Overcome Stress & Anxiety

Tuesday, November 10th, 12-1 p.m.

MB Mannino led a guided meditation and breathwork experience focused on helping participants feel refreshed and recentered, and walk away with simple, accessible tools to find calm amongst life's everyday chaos.

Gender Intersectionality Panel Series

Gender & Reproductive Rights

A conversation among experts on how gender impacts reproductive rights from a practice and public policy perspective. Panelists included: 

Joanne Bailey (UM-Ann Arbor): Director of the University of Michigan Nurse-Midwifery Service, & Lecturer in Women’s & Gender Studies Department
Lisa Martin (UM-Dearborn): Interim Chair, Department of Health & Human Services, & Associate Professor, Health Policy Studies; Associate Professor, College-Wide Programs, & Director, Women's and Gender Studies
Yasmine Ergas (Columbia University): Director of the Specialization on Gender and Public Policy

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