October 20, 2013
By now, you’ve seen the headlines - a woman successfully swam the choppy waters from Cuba to Florida. At any age, this would be quite a feat but, for a woman in her 60s, it’s absolutely bad-a**!
Diana Nyad began swimming competitively in seventh grade. In the mid-1960s, she enrolled at Pine Crest School where she was coached by Olympian, Jack Nelson. After winning several Florida state high school championships, it seemed as though her dream of competing in the 1968 Summer Olympics would become a reality. Unfortunately, she contracted endocarditis (an infection of the...
October 20, 2013
In preparation for our “Bad-A** Women in Sports” Panel coming up on October 28th, I met with our three speakers, all current UVA coaches, to try and tease out which “Bad-A**” female athletes they may talk about. However, I soon discovered that all three coaches were so Bad-A** themselves that they deserved to have Iris readers learn about their personal accomplishments first.
October 07, 2013
For this month's Faculty Spotlight, an Iris initiative aimed at acknowledging distinguished female faculty and staff of the University, Iris magazine wishes to recognize Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History Elizabeth Varon.
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**.
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