Saturday, January 27, 2024 
VU Women in Tech | 9:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
The Villanova Inn at Villanova University

Join us as we explore the intersection of technology and compassion. Engage with leading innovators to learn how AI and other technologies are enchancing human knowledge and building a better and more caring world. The Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership is a proud sponsor for this event.

Thursday, January, 25, 2024 
I Will Dance With Those Oak Trees | 5:30 P.M.
Communications Department Studio, Garey Hall 29A

The Communication Department invites you to "I will dance with those oak trees as long as." This original performance takes us on a poetic voyage into the life of three Kurdish women, inspired by the poetry of Kajal Ahmad and the characters Gilgamesh, Enkidu and Ninsun from the world’s most ancient epic poem: Gilgamesh. Produced by CP4P International Productions. Cosponsors: CLAS DEI, CAIS, English, GIS, GWS, Honors, Theater.

Thursday, January 25, 2024 
2024 Freedom School | ALL DAY
Connelly Center, Villanova University

Come support and learn from friends, staff and faculty during Freedom School hosted by the Center for Peace and Justice Education. One-hour sessions are offered throughout the day in the Connelly Center. Some of this year's topics include Anti-Nuclear Activism, Justice and Sustainability, the Importance of Challenging Book Bans, and Reflecting on Antiracist Teaching at Villanova. ACS-approved and snacks provided.

January 10, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ignite Change, Advance Your Leadership
The Inn at Villanova University

The Anne Welsh McNulty Institute will host Ignite Change, Advance Your Leadership, a full-day workshop for Villanova staff who identify as women or non-binary. The day will explore leadership values, work-life issues, communication and negotiations, and managing up in addition to skills and strategies for being a change agent within various communities. The workshop, which will be held at the Inn, is completely free of charge. Breakfast and lunch are also provided

Thursday, November 30, 2023 | Report from 2023 Synod in Rome,
The Legacy and Limits of Vatican II in an Age of Crisis: Gender, Race, Abuse and the Living Catholic Tradition | 4:00 P.M.
Villanova University, Dougherty Hall

The McNulty Institute is a co-sponsor of the Conference on the Second Vatican Council. This event features Catherine Clifford (Saint Paul University, Ottawa), one of the women theologians who participated as a voting member of the Synod on Synodality in Rome in October 2023, the first Synod to have lay and women members. Clifford will be followed by the responses of three U.S. theologians. University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75 CLAS will begin with a welcome and opening remarks. This event is open to the public and is ACS-approved.  

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 | 6:00. Panel Discussion
A New Chapter: Women Writing Northern Ireland Now
Villanova University, The John and Joan Mullen Performing Arts Center

The Villanova Center for Irish Studies, in partnership with the Consul General of Ireland in New York, will welcome award-winning women writers from Northern Ireland to campus for an engaging literary panel discussion and readings around the topics of women's rights, the sectarian divide, and social class. Moderated by Irish author Yvonne Cassidy, the evening event will feature writers Lucy Caldwell (These Days), Jan Carson (The Raptures), and Michelle Gallen (Factory Girls).

About the Event

A New Chapter: Women Writing Northern Ireland Now is presented in partnership with Columbia University, NYU, and Georgetown University, with support from the Government of Ireland and Northern Ireland Bureau.

Co-sponsored by: Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership

Supported by: Falvey Memorial Library, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Department of Global & Interdisciplinary Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, Center for Peace & Justice Education, Creative Writing Program, Writing Center, the St. Joseph’s University Irish Studies program, the Irish Diaspora Center of Philadelphia, and the Irish American Business Chamber & Network, Inc.

For any questions, please reach out to Kiersten Ludy, 610-519-7517.


Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | 6:00 to 7:45 P.M. Panel & Reception
Women In Tax - A Panel Discussion
Villanova University, John F. Scarpa Hall

This panel will feature women from across the tax industry where they will discuss what can be done at various levels to increase representation of women in leadership roles. The panel will be followed with a networking reception.


Various Locations On Campus

Let's celebrate women by attending a series of events to address women empowerment, gender equity, and women entrepreneurial leadership. Sponsored by the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership, the Villanova Career Center and the The John F. Scarpa Center for Entrepreneurship and Law.  


Monday, November 6, 2023 - This Barbie is a Boss - A Panel Conversation           5:00 to 7:00 p.m. ET | Connelly Cinema, Connelly Center

C’mon Barbie, Let’s Go Talk Business! Villanova’s pinktastic professors, Dr. Caitlin Dannhauser, Dr. Ashley Pattwell, and Dr. Julie Pirsch with Lorenzini Student Ambassador host, Isabelle Kellezi, will share The Barbie Movie’s impact on the Finance, Public Relations, and Marketing industries. Join The McNulty Institute for Women Leadership in learning how to navigate the business world as emerging young leaders. ACS-Approved

Panelists Bios


Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | Barbie Better Have My Money: Salary Negotiation Workshop | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Room Employer Engagement Suite | Career Center, Garey Hall

A recent poll that surveyed all recent Villanova graduates indicated that women valued themselves on average $10,000 less than their male counterparts for work in the same field. This workshop seeks to combat this devaluation by preparing women with key strategies on how to properly assess your value in the workplace and tips on how to confidently negotiate your salary in any job.



Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | Are You a Barbie Girl? Accepting or Rejecting the Cultural Phenomenon | 3:30 p.m. ET | McNulty Institute Tolentine Hall Suite 203

Although empowering for some, not everyone sees themselves represented in the Barbie phenomenon. Let's take the opportunity to dive deeper into your personal takeaways from The Barbie Movie. Join us for an informal conversation at the McNulty Institute.  


Thursday, November 9, 2023 - Authentic Leadership, The Power of 'We' and Building a Company at Age 45" | 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. ET | Arthur M. Golberg '66 Commons John Scarpa Hall

A fireside chat conversation with Jane Winchester Paradis, founder of Jane Win Jewelry.

Thursday, November 2, 2023 | 12:00 P.M.
Social Identity Workshops
Room 301B | Charles Widger School of Law

Join us for the upcoming Social Identity Workshops, lead by Danielle Ross, Associate Director for the Anne Welsh McNutly Institute for Women's Leadership. The purpose of the workshop is to encourage students to identify their own social identities and reflect on how it affects their lives.



Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Legacies of Leadership Panel: Women, Faith, and Leadership | Topper Theater, Center for the Performing Arts | Villanova University                                                                                              

Join the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership for the start of our Women, Leadership, and Faith Initiative. In our signature, Legacies of Leadership format, this panel will explore the experiences and stories of how women lead within different faith traditions - both currently and historically.

All are welcome, but pre-registration is preferred. The first in-person 50 registrants will receive a gift. This event is co-sponsored by the Villanova Center for Church Management, Office for Mission and Ministry, the Center for Peace and Justice, the Augustine Institute, and the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communications and Society. Students this is an ACS approved event.

To watch this recording click the live streaming link.



Hibba Abugideiri, PhD.

Rabbi Beth Janus

Naomi Washington-Leapheart

Bethany Welch, PhD.


Monday, September 25, 2023 | 5:00 p.m.
Wonders and Realities - Three Irish Poets on Sustainability 
Speaker's Corner, Falvey Library

In this collaborative reading three acclaimed Irish poets, Jane Clarke, Katie Donovan and Catherine Phil MacCarthy will explore how poetry helps us fine-tune our senses and pay attention to the wonders and realities of our threatened world. The poems reflect on the importance of a sense of place, a rural childhood and upbringing, and a coming to womanhood. They consider the notion that the imagination is rooted in a ground, a geography, a place Seamus Heaney referred to as an "imaginative nest." They consider our relationship to the world around us and to the changing environment. There will be an opportunity to hear and discuss poems that celebrate the natural world, and address climate change, issues of ecology and biodiversity, regeneration, and land care, human and animal relationship, our being-in-the-world at the moment.

Monday, September 18, 2023 | 4 - 5:30 p.m.
A Story of Refugees and the Things They Carry: What We Remember Will Be Saved
John Scarpa Hall, Room 203. Charles Widger School of Law

The Strategic Initiative for Migrants & Refugees and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies are hosting Stephanie Saldana to talk about her forthcoming book, What We Remember Will Be Saved.

The event will feature two refugees, who were clients of the Law School's CARES clinic. 

Monday, September 18, 2023 | 5 - 7:00 p.m.
Inclusive Hiring Meetup
Dougherty Hall, East Lounge

Employers in attendance will speak with you about the ways they hire for and support inclusion at their organizations. This will be a great opportunity for you to learn about employer's program and initiatives that support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Campus casual; come as you are.

Thursday, August 31st, 2023 | 7 p.m.
What no one tells you about dating and hookup culture: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, & The Beautiful
Dougherty East Lounge

A panel discussion with students and alumns.

Contact Dr. Kaley M. Carptenter, Ph.D. at to learn more.

April 28, 2023 | 3 - 4:00 p.m.
The Women Empowerment Panel - Doing Well by Doing Good
PWC Auditorium, Bartley Hall

Join us for a panel discussion on DEI in the workplace, empowerment through taking risks, and leadership crisis. The panel is sponsored by The Black Student Union in partnership with VSB, SWOC, and SGA.

Register by April 7th and attend the panel to be entered into a gift card raffle! Prizes include Airpods Pro, Lululemon Gift Card, JBL Speakers, Nike Gift Card, and more!

Food will be catered by Tasty Table following the panel.

April 27, 2023 | 11:30 A.M. ET.
Women As Peacemakers: The Good Friday Agreement, 25 Years On
The Inn at Villanova, 601 County Line Road, Radnor, PA 19087

Join the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership and Villanova's Center for Irish Studies as we co-host the Irish American Business Chamber & Network (IABCN)'s Women in Leadership Luncheon. We will be commemorating the signing of the historic Good Friday Agreement with a special hybrid event featuring Professor Monica McWilliams. If you will be joining virtually, please tune in at 12.30 pm EST.

Villanova University faculty, staff, and students may register for free by emailing Alanna Barry McClosky at abarry@iabcn.orgAll others click on the link below to access the registration form.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the world's foremost experts on peace-building and gender equality. 

April 25, 2023 | 12 Noon ET.
Women and the American Idea
America's Town Hall

Join Tomiko Brown-Nagin, author of Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality, and Elizabeth Cobbs, author of Fearless Women: Feminist Patriots from Abigail Adams to Beyoncé for a conversation exploring key influential women throughout history and how these women inspired constitutional change. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

This free online program was made possible through the generous support of the McNulty Foundation in partnership with the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership at Villanova University.

Watch the recorded video

April 18, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Second Annual Anti-Poverty Symposium: "Unitas in Action: Fighting Poverty and Living Sustainably"
Connelly Center

Villanova Sustainability Leadership Council and the Office for Mission and Ministry 2nd Annual Anti-Poverty Symposium will assemble experts in poverty alleviation and sustainability to discuss and motivate the community to contribute to the significant effort of building a sustainable planet free from poverty. This year’s discussions will be broadly framed around the intersections of poverty, ecocide and the path toward ecological justice. 

The symposium's events will kick off on Monday, April 17 with an evening concert performed by the Pastoral Musicians in the St. Thomas of Villanova Church. Throughout the symposium, we invite you to stop by the Exhibit Walk with art installations from featured organizations which will be located in the Connelly Center.Title IX has been much celebrated over the past year: What have been the successes and failures of the past 50 years? What issues do we face in the present? What challenges in interpreting and enforcing Title IX will arise in the future? The 2023 Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum will bring together attorneys, experts and government officials to discuss the wide range of matters covered by Title IX, from athletics to STEM, pregnancy to gender identity, and sexual misconduct to due process.

April 15, 2023 | 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Interactive Dignity Kit Volunteer Service
Dougherty Hall

As part of Oak Tree Films' initiatives to empower the women and young girls of Siaya, Kenya, Oak Tree Films will be hosting a volunteer event on Saturday, April 15, in collaboration with the Day of Service Committee to package dignity kits to fight against period poverty. Volunteers are welcome to help package the kits from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Dougherty Hall 1st Floor, East Lounge.

March 2023 | Women's History Month 

Villanova women athletes celebrating Women's History month with personal leadership vision statements. 


Spring 2023
Women's Leadership Development Certificate

In keeping with its mission to foster women’s advancement, we have partnered with the College of Professional Studies, to create a leadership development certificate (non-credit) geared towards “women in the middle.” The program builds on the participants’ experiences and interests to develop their leadership skills, and form their own unique path to leadership.

A three-month program, the Leadership Development Certificate includes a combination of three in-person residences at The Inn at Villanova, as well as online work. The residency - a critical component of the certificate - fosters an environment that promotes deep discussion, reflection and collaboration.

March 31, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Matthew J. Ryan Forum on Title IX
Charles Widger School of Law

Join Dr. Terri Boyer, Villanova University Assistant Vice Provost of Centers and Institutes; Director of the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership; and Associate Professor of Education & Counseling at the upcoming 50th anniversary of Title IX.

Title IX has been much celebrated over the past year: What have been the successes and failures of the past 50 years? What issues do we face in the present? What challenges in interpreting and enforcing Title IX will arise in the future? The 2023 Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum will bring together attorneys, experts and government officials to discuss the wide range of matters covered by Title IX, from athletics to STEM, pregnancy to gender identity, and sexual misconduct to due process.

March 29, 2023 | 12 noon.
A Womanist Path to Ending White Christian America
Falvey Library

The Falvey's Speakers Corner invites you to a workshop featuring Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart. Racial violence is the consequence of a white supremacist system. A troubling part of that reality is that white supremacy is grounded in Christian history, texts, ideas, and institutions. Is Christian faith possible apart from anti-Blackness? In this session, we will explore this question as we contemplate the meaning of the end of “White Christian America.” We will study the liberative possibilities found in womanist theology, a discourse developed by Black women.

March 27, 2023 | 7 p.m.
Spotlight on Leadership
Villanova Room, Connelly Center

Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement, the 2023 Spotlight on Leadership lecture keynote speaker is Linda Hancock, FNP, PhD.  

March 24, 2023 | 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Empowering Faculty of Color to Succeed in the Workplace
Communication Department Studio, Garey Hall 29A

This presentation will discuss the subtle and not-so-subtle barriers encountered by faculty of color and international faculty (particularly women) and best practices for creating an inclusive and equitable academic workplace. Organizer and moderator: Dr. Raka Shome, Harron Family Endowed Chair, Communication. Sponsored by: Waterhouse Family Institute, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Guest Speaker: Carmen G. Gonzalez, professor of Law, Loyola University. 

March 22, 2023 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Let Her Speak: Financial Freedom Panel
McNulty Institute | Tolentine Hall 203

At this event, we will hear from recent graduates about their various paths after graduation and focus the discussion on budgeting and financial planning. After the event, the organizer will put together more information related to financial literacy as a resource for students with the goal of supporting women, particularly those of color and lower socioeconomic status, as they prepare to pursue higher education and careers. All are welcome, no registration is required.

March 16 to 18, 2023 
Women's Basketball NCAA Tournament Special Events
Athletics Complex

Starting Thursday, March 16 at 5 p.m. outside the Davis Center, you are invited to cheer on the Villanova Women's Basketball student-athletes and staff and hear from Head Coach Denise Dillon ’96 ahead of this year's NCAA Tournament!

On Saturday, March 18 at 3 p.m. in the Curley Exchange, Bartley Hall, join fellow fans ahead of tipoff for a pregame meetup. Food, soft drinks, and Villanova giveaways will be available! Fans without game tickets are encouraged to stay to watch the game in the Curley Exchange.

Also on Saturday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m. at The Inn at Villanova, join the Villanova Band, Cheerleaders and Will D. Cat to send off the team prior to the game! Following the sendoff, fans are welcome to join the pregame meetup in the Curley Exchange. Go Cats!

March 16, 2023 | 5:00 p.m.
Women's Basketball NCAA Tournament Pep Rally
Davis Center

You are invited to cheer on the Villanova Women's Basketball student-athletes and staff and hear from Head Coach Denise Dillon ’96 ahead of this year's NCAA Tournament. Bring family and friends to share in the excitement! 

March 16, 2023 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Women's History Month Spotlight Speaker Series : Amy Edelstein
Virtual | Zoom

The Villanova School of Business Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion features Amy Edelstein, author, educator, and executive director of Inner Strength Education. 

All are welcome. 

March 15, 2023 | 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Let Her Speak: A Discussion on Gender and the Corporate Workforce 
McNulty Institute | Tolentine Hall 203

A recent McKinsey study found that despite small gains in the pipeline, women make up only 25% of C-suite positions and remain under the gender parity line in all other levels of the corporate ladder. Many individuals at Villanova struggle with this reality as they make plans to enter the workforce. How can we enact change moving forward to continue to decrease this inequality? How can we speak up regarding experiences with gender and the corporate workforce to encourage others around us? To further the conversation around gender and the corporate workforce, "Let Her Speak" will provide an open forum for this discussion. We will touch on tangible tools and practices we can implement or experiences we have learned lessons from that can help to provide clarity on how to eradicate the biases that lead to this disparity.

Join fellow students and faculty for an open discussion about the reality of gender disparity in the workforce and how we can take steps forward to combat it. This informal conversation is open to anyone. We look forward to seeing everyone after spring break. All are welcome, no registration is required.

March 10, 2023 | 4:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
Dhalia Lithwick's Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America

A virtual event that will begin with a tea tasting with Marlene Robinson from Mrs. Robinson’s Tea. Then attendees will hear from Villanova’s inaugural Anti-Poverty Fellow and Founder of the Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia (SREHUP), Stephanie Sena, before breaking out into smaller groups to discuss Lithwick’s work and how women lawyers are uniquely positioned to make actionable change.
Resources will be sent ahead of the event, including interviews with Dahlia Lithwick and podcast recommendations.

Register by Friday, February 24 to receive tea from Mrs. Robinson’s Tea.

March 10, 2023 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
InterContinental New York Times Square
300 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Women's Networking Lunch and Panel Discussion:
Attracting and Retaining Talent in a Competitive Work World
Presented by:
The Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership

Our workplaces continue to change post-COVID, and our expectations with them. How and when we work, benefits offered, advancement opportunities, and climate and culture are all on the table in discussion to attract and keep talent—especially women and people of color. Hear insights from our panel spanning industries and experiences.

Cost: $60 per person. Student and Young Alumni Cost (2018-2026): $35 per person

March 4 - March 8, 2023
Women's Big East Tournament 
Mohegan Sun, Connecticut 


Big East Tournament Week Schedule


Pregame Meetup: Saturday, March 4, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Sky Convention Center

Quarterfinal Game: Saturday, March 4, 7:00 p.m.  Mohegan Sun Arena

Mass: Sunday, March 5, 11:30 a.m.  Sky Convention Center

Pregame Meetup: Sunday, March 5, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Tom's Watch Bar

Semifinal Game: Sunday, March 5, 5:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena

Pregame Meetup: Sunday, March 6, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Tom's Watch Bar

Championship Game: Sunday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena


March 3, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ignite Change, Advance Your Leadership

McNulty Institute will host Ignite Change, Advance Your Leadership, a full-day workshop for Villanova staff who identify as women or non-binary. The day will explore  leadership values, work-life issues, communication and negotiations, and managing up in addition to skills and strategies for being a change agent within various communities. The workshop, which will be held at the Inn, is completely free of charge. Breakfast and lunch are also provided. 

March 1, 2023 | 7:30-9:30 a.m. (EST)
Club of Greater Philadelphia VAULT Speaker Series
Driscoll Hall Auditorium

Join us for Villanova Alumni United and Leading Together (VAULT): Unlocking the Potential of the Nova Network!

The Club of Greater Philadelphia's VAULT Speaker Series continues, featuring Terri Boyer, EdD, '95 CLAS, Assistant Vice Provost of Centers and Institutes Director, Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership
Associate Professor of Education and Counseling
. This series of events features prominent alumni leaders who share their career journeys and how Villanova has impacted their personal and professional lives.

A $20 registration fee for alumni, parents and friends includes a continental breakfast and refreshments.

A $5 registration fee for current students includes a continental breakfast and refreshments.

Due by March 17, 2023
Lorenzini Leadership Ambassador Applications 
McNulty Institute

Applications for the McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership Lorenzini Leadership Ambassadors are now open! Know of a student (undergrad or grad) who is passionate about gender equity, looking to enhance their leadership or wanting to make an impact? Encourage them to apply to this immersive leadership experience. Open to all students across the gender spectrum. Applications are due Friday, March 17. 

February 16 - February 26, 2023
Final Weeks of CHRYSALIS - Closing 2/16
Villanova Theater

CHRYSALIS, a new play by Kathryn Petersen and developed at Villanova, explores the metamorphosis of Maria Sybilla Merian, 17th-century illustrator and naturalist, and her teenage daughter, Dorothea, as they redraw the lines of their personal and professional relationship. Determined to be taken seriously for her scientific discoveries in a male-dominated field, Maria embarks on a risky investigation that ultimately challenges how well she and her daughter know themselves and each other. Students, faculty and staff enjoy discounted tickets to all performances ($10-$15). Buy online or call 610.519.7474.

February 22, 2023 | 7 - 8:30 p.m
FCN Black History Webinar—Power of Black Nurses’ Voices II

Please join us for a Black History Month celebration. Dr. Hafeeza Anchrum will discuss her methodological approach to excavating and interpreting the voices of Black nurses of Philadelphia’s Mercy-Douglass Hospital School of Nursing, 1948-1960, and the implications of voice for the subjects and collective. This event is co-sponsored by the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing (FCN), the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association (SEPABNA) and the FCN Multicultural Student Nurses Organization (MSNO). Register to attend this webinar on Zoom using the More Info button. All are welcome.

February 22, 2023 | 3:15 - 4:30 p.m
Let Her Speak: A Lorenzini Ambassador's Presentation on Gender and Mental Health.
Tolentine Hall 203, McNulty Institute

Join fellow students and faculty for this semester's first "Let Her Speak: Gender and Mental Health", an open discussion about the uneven burden of mental illness and sharing positive habits that improve mental well-being. This informal conversation is open to anyone and doesn't require registration.  

February, 22 2023 | 12 - 1:00 p.m.
Program in Intergroup Relations (IGR) Community Conversations
Dougherty Hall, East Lounge

Join the Program in Intergroup Relations (IGR) Facilitators for our new Community Conversations series. Meet others and build relationships through dialogic interaction about important current issues. Engage in reflecting and sharing your experiences through the lens of power and identity. Listen to others and learn from different perspectives. All are welcome to bring your lunch and an open mind for our first topic: Policing in the Media. 

February 21, 2023 | 10 a.m.
Kristine Rivera / Oak Tree Films
Falvey 205

A student-production company on behalf of Hezekiah Lewis' Social Justice Documentary program, rooted in its values of empowerment and advocacy for all. Learn more about their films, experiences in Kenya, and initiatives at their Seminar Session with CLAS Sustainability and get a first look at the trailers of their two films: "Her Time Is Now" and "NINA." Coffee, tea, and pastries will be served.

February 14, 2023
Douglas Day '23

The birthday of Frederick Douglass was celebrated by transcribing the papers of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, one of the earliest Black women to found and edit a newspaper, attend law school and serve as a Civil War recruiter. She grew up in the strong Black communities of Delaware and Philadelphia before emigrating to Canada, then returning to D.C. where she continued writing, speaking, editing, suffrage activism and community organizing for Black freedom. Sponsored by the Cultural Studies Program.   

February 9, 2023
Equality and the Constitution - A Treasure Hunt in Unexpected Places  

The word “equality” does not appear in the US Constitution. Other abstract capitalized nouns like “Justice,” “Welfare” and “Liberty” do appear—indeed, they are featured in the Preamble as constitutional aims. What is the status of equality in our frame of government?

Diana Schaub (Loyola University Maryland) shared her deep familiarity with US history and political philosophy to bear on an exploration of Equality and the Constitution. Hosted by the Matthew J. Ryan Center. ACS approved.

February 1, 2023
National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) Celebration
Women Leaders in Sports Panel Discussion

Villanova Athletics, the UNITAS Women’s Empowerment Group, the BIG EAST Conference, and the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership hosted a Women Leaders in Sports Panel Discussion.

Panelists included Christine Dorfler, ’97 VSB, CFO, NBC Sports Group, Christy Hedgpeth, President, Playfly Sports Properties,  Terri Jackson, Executive Director, WNBPA, and Lara Price, COO, Philadelphia 76ers.

January 28, 2023
VU Women in Tech Conference

The 8th annual Villanova University Women in Tech Conference addressed the infinite possibilities of data & technology and the power technology has to make the world more sustainable and just.

The day featured two keynote presentations and smaller breakout sessions on topics such as smart cities, visualizing change, monitoring fairness, reducing carbon footprint, and emerging ventures.  

Watch the recorded sessions

January 26, 2023
Ask a Sex-Pert Workshop Webinar

The Office of Health Promotion’s student organization, POWER (Peers Offering Wellness Education and Resources), along with Villanova’s new reproductive justice organization, The Space, sponsored a Ask a Sex-Pert Workshop Webinar.

The panelist, Dr. Mark Levand, is an interdisciplinary sexuality educator, researcher and consultant. He received his PhD in Human Sexuality Studies and MEd in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University. Dr. Levand teaches about human sexuality at a variety of universities and research topics of educational practice and theory within the broad field of human sexuality studies.

January 26, 2023
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Lecture

The Center for Peace and Justice Education welcomed Rev. Jim Wallis Founding Director, Georgetown University Center on Faith and Justice, and Founding/Ambassador, Sojournershosts. The theme of the lecture was The Fierce Urgency of Now.

January 26, 2023
Freedom School

The Center for Peace and Justice Education hosted this annual event to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom School is a day-long workshop focusing on various topics surrounding MLK’s vision and work. 

Center for Irish Studies
New Podcast Episodes Are Now Available on YouTube, Spotify and iTunes

Season 4, Episode 3 is a conversation between Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon and Cera Murtagh, Assistant Professor of Political Science, about Scanlon's recent trip to Ireland as part of the presidential delegation with President Joe Biden, the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement and women’s role in the Northern Ireland peace process. This conversation was part of the event "Women as Peacemakers: 25 Years On" co-hosted by the Irish American Business Chamber and Network, Villanova’s Center for Irish Studies and Villanova’s Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership.

Our guests for Season 4, Episode 4 are 2023 Irish Studies Heimbold Chair, Mary O'Donoghue and award-winning Irish writer and editor, Lisa McInerney in conversation with the 2023 about the craft of writing, translation, editing, and process and where the arts of each intersect and work together, police one another, or pull apart.ocusing on various topics surrounding MLK’s vision and work. 

December 7, 2022
America's Future: A Conversation with Nikki Haley

The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy welcomed Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.  

December 14, 2022
Women in the Workplace: The “Great Breakup”

The Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce hosted Women in the Workplace: The “Great Breakup." The McKinsey & Company 2022 study of women in corporate America revealed that women are demanding more from work and leaving their companies in unprecedented numbers to get it. Dr. Teresa Boyer and a panel of leading experts discussed what regional employers, small and large, can do to support the advancement of women’s careers today and in the future, ultimately cultivating a strong pipeline of women leaders for years to come.



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800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

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