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Women’s Commission Book Group Meets on March 30

The Women’s Commission Book Group invites you to join its discussion of A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 30, in the Counseling Center, conference room A&B, (formerly Daystar), at 5513 Merrick Drive, on the Coral Gables campus.

Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Kindly RSVP to Mari-Carmen Saumell at msaumell@miami.edu.

The last scheduled meeting for the semester is on Friday, April 27, at 12 p.m. for the book Mischling by Affinity Konar.



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47th Annual Women’s Commission Annual Awards Breakfast Features Jacqueline Travisano

The Women’s Commission is proud to announce Dr. Jacqueline Travisano, executive vice president for business and finance and chief operating officer, as its featured speaker for the 4th Annual Breakfast on Tuesday, March 20, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to attend and there is no admission fee, but registration is required.

Sponsorships are being accepted for groups that would like confirmed seats; all other seating is first come, first-served.

If you have questions about the breakfast or sponsorship, please contact Heather Stevens.

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Nominate an Outstanding Student, Faculty, or Staff for Women’s Commission Recognition

The University of Miami Women’s Commission is currently accepting nominations to recognize outstanding members of the community—regardless of their own gender—who have supported women or women-related concerns at the University of Miami. All nominees will be recognized at the Annual Women’s Commission Breakfast on Tuesday, March 20, at 8 a.m. in the Shalala Student Center Grand Ballroom. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend. Nominate a faculty/staff member for the May A. Brunson Award. Nominate a student for the Louise P. Mills Award.  All nominations must be submitted by Thursday, March 8, at 11:59 p.m.

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Women’s Commission Accepting Nominations for Louise P. Mills Student Award

The University of Miami Women’s Commission is now accepting nominations for the Louise P. Mills Student Award, which recognizes students who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of women. Nominations are due by Monday, March 9. Recipients will be announced at the Women’s Commission Awards Breakfast on March 26. Nomination criteria and more details are available online or by contacting Dayle Wilson.



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Commission Sees ‘Sunspots’ When Charting Women’s Progress on Campus

By Meredith Camel
UM News

WomensCommissionCORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 16, 2014)—Of the 13,600-plus employees at the University of Miami today, the majority (63.2 percent) are women. But back in 1971, when 11 concerned women founded the University’s Women’s Commission, female faculty, employees, and students were far less represented here and on college campuses nationwide.

Over the years, the Women’s Commission has advised the administration on ways to open opportunities for women—so much so, that 611 of the 927 promotions taking place in 2014 went to women.

These facts are a few “sunspots” in the current climate of female employment at the U that Wilhemena Black, program administrator for Workplace Equity and Performance, shared with members of the Women’s Commission last Wednesday, October 15.

Black noted that the University has been tracking data on women in its workforce since the mid-1990s. While her department distributes a fact sheet called “Sunspots and Cold Waves” every March at the Women’s Commission’s annual breakfast, last week’s lunchtime presentation in the University Center delved deeper into the numbers that highlight the prominent roles women play at the U—from senior administration positions to faculty appointments to clerical posts. Minority women who work at the U is another data point that Black and her colleagues are now charting.

One area of employment where men largely outnumber women is on the University’s faculty, though the gap has been closing gradually over time. Understanding these data, Black explained, can help inform the University’s recruitment and search committee strategies.

“Generally there is a philosophy with respect to diversity here at the University, and our workforce is a reflection of that commitment to diversity,” Black said.

For more information on the Women’s Commission, including upcoming events, visit the group’s facebook page.



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