Womxn of Color Initiative

The Womxn of Color Initiative (WOCI) advocates for and organizes events to support and engage academic and professional graduate student women of color. WOCI also helps coordinate the annual Empowering Womxn of Color Conference (EWOCC). EWOCC aims to strengthen networks among individuals who identify as women of color and seeks to embrace folks of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, generations, sexual orientations, nationality, and physical abilities both in and outside of the academy.

If you are interested in getting involved, contact the WOCI Project Director at

Goals for 2019 – 2020

  • Create spaces for womxn of color centered on healing, wellness, and thriving
  • Build solidarity among graduate womxn of color across academic and professional schools through community events
  • Develop professional development programming for graduate student womxn of color