June 17, 2024

The Leadership Colloquium at UMW Teams Up with the Habitat for Humanity

Members from the Leadership Colloquium at UMW at a Habitat for Humanity "Women Build" on May 3, 2014.

Members from the Leadership Colloquium at UMW at a Habitat for Humanity “Women Build” on May 3, 2014.

The Leadership Colloquium at UMW participated in a Women Build on Saturday, May 3 to kick off Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week. This national initiative occurs annually and will take place from May 3 -11. Now in its seventh year, National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing or complete beautification projects in their local communities. The week also focuses on the homeownership challenges faced by women.

The UMW group teamed together with employees from the Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity to complete projects on a Stafford, VA home. Participants from UMW included: Andrea Cordray, Christina Eggenberger, Melissa Myers, Mary Parnell, Megan Petter, Lynne Richardson, Beth Searcy, Anika Wilson, and Aries Wilson. Colloquium advisory board members Lynn Pates and Jo Ellen Armstrong also participated in the build.

The Leadership Colloquium at UMW’s mission is to create a network and relevant learning environment to inspire women for a lifetime of leadership. Quarterly events and volunteer opportunities attract managers, administrators, educators, business owners and leaders of public, private and nonprofit organizations.

For more information about the Colloquium and other upcoming events please visit: http://www.umw.edu/lcpw/.