August 15, 2013
We had the amazing opportunity to interview Ms. Cheryl Mills last February, when she was a featured speaker at University of Virginia Women in Leadership Conference. More information and materials from the conference can be found at www.virginia.edu/womeninleadership/conference/.
What do Oprah and Hillary have in common (other than that they are two of the most influential women in U.S. history)?
Cheryl Mills worked for both of them. More precisely, she worked for both of them for love.
While many high...
May 13, 2013
May 01, 2013
Perspective can allow two people to see the same object and relate different descriptions. It can start wars and create suffering and it can bring people together to unify the world. An object could be a simple ball, encased in rubber, inflated with air - or it can be a toy used to excite and enlighten a child, teaching principles like working hard and achieving goals. Perspective has helped people...
April 10, 2013
A big thank you to everyone who came out to participate and discuss Bad** Women in Politics with us. We had a great discussion with our guest panel speakers who shared with us their favorite political women. The bada** nominations were terrific and we all had a great time discussing past and current issues about women, gender and the political arena.
April 03, 2013
Iris Magazine is proud to host yet another Bada** Women's Event. This time we will be discussing Women in Politics. We have a great panel of speakers lending us their time to discuss their favorite bada** women in the world of politics so be sure to attend. OpenGrounds has been kind enough to let us take over their facility...
March 27, 2013
Iris Magazine and the U.Va. Women's Center teamed up to host "Navigating The Real World" a lunch seminar geared towards offering tips and advice on landing that first job out of college and pursuing a successful career path. Many of our interns have voiced concerns about their career options and it certainly is a hot topic for any student who is...
March 24, 2013
On March 5th 2013 Iris Magazine of the U.Va.'s Women's Center hosted a luncheon discussion – the topic: "Bada** Women in Literature." Held at U.Va. OpenGrounds, the program featured three great U.Va. faculty members who spoke to us about their favorite female literary writers and why they thought their picks deserved the title of bada**.
February 27, 2013
Presidents' Day has come and left again for another year. Celebrating the birthday of George Washington, Presidents' Day gives us a chance to show our appreciation to the 44 men who have led this country since its inception. Of all the articles and books written about these influential men how many take the time to remember the women who have graced the hallways of the White House? We all know that 'behind every great man there is a greater woman,' so here is a small tribute to some of the iconic women who have left their mark as First Lady.
February 13, 2013
There are so many different kinds of bada** women because, let’s face it, women are awesome. Our next BAWW happens to be a close friend of mine, Ms. Anna Boynton, but it will become clear when I describe her achievements that most anyone would agree she is bada**.
A few days ago, Anna boarded a plane to Africa to continue her undergraduate study on post-genocide...
January 31, 2013
The day started early. My friend Leah had graciously offered the use of her apartment in the District so Sara, Lauren, and I would not have to worry about getting into the busy capital the morning of the Inauguration. However this meant that six people were crammed into a space usually reserved for two. We used every available sleeping surface: me on the couch, Lauren in a sleeping bag on the floor, and Sara on a pile of stuffed...
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