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Women & Self-Esteem

2016 WE LEARN (Net)Working Gathering & Conference

April 30, 2016 (Pre-Conference April 29, 2016)
Lehman College, Bronx, New York

The theme — Women’s Self-Esteem & Confidence – keeps our attention on the ongoing need for cultivating, growing, and nourishing ourselves and others in our communities in a variety of ways—through language, thought, and action.

Pre-Conference & Conference

Friday, Pre-conference event on April 29, 2016
Self-Esteem & Confidence--Your Emergent Nature

Focus on Adult Women Is Critical to the Higher Education System - article

I am copying a hopeful article written by Carol Leary, president of Bay Path University. Please post your thoughts in the comments below. Ideas on how you could use the data cited in this article to make the case for better college prep and postsecondary success for your students are appreciated. 

Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Grants

New grants will focus on removing barriers for women entering nontraditional jobs. I'm wondering if anyone knows more details about these types of programs that they can share, and/or if any programs have been able to implement ways to help women who seek nontraditional occupations.



Did anyone attend WE LEARN?

Did anyone attend the WE ELARN conference this past weekend?  If yes, it would be wonderful to hear your experiences!

For those of you who are not familiar with WE LEARN, it stands for Women Expanding Literacy Education Action Resource Network. It is a “community promoting women’s literacy as a tool that fosters empowerment and equity for women.”  You can learn more about WE LEARN by visiting
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