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Signature Programs

ACT III Roundtable: A Drop-in Discussion Group

This group is for women of retirement age who meet at the Center for conversation, speakers, and programs twice a month. This is a place for women considering retirement to speak with others who have gone through the process and how they have built productive, rewarding, and busy lives. 

This program is held the first and third Thursdays of each month, from 4:00-5:30 pm, allowing time for a quick dinner before a stroll over to Severance Hall to hear the Cleveland Orchestra.

LGBT and Women's Center Collaborative

The LGBT and Women's Center Collaborative addresses the intersections of gender and sexual orientation. The series is dedicated to dialogue, inclusion and advocacy for marginalized individuals who identify as women. This initiative is for all members of the CWRU community (student, staff, and faculty), regardless of gender, who are interested in advocating for intersectional feminism and equity for all women.

Mather Spotlight Series and Women of Achievement Luncheon

The Mather Spotlight Series was endowed through the generosity of the Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association in 1989. The resulting Mather Centennial Endowment allows us to acknowledge and honor the work and accomplishments of women faculty, staff, and students. These women are celebrated at a bi-annual luncheon reception which is consistently attended by over 250 people.

See more of the Mather Spotlight Series and Women of Achievement Luncheon.

Mather Salon Series

The salon series is a program of the Community Advisory Board. This program takes place off campus, in the homes of community members. It features women faculty who present their research and engage in discussion with community members. The informal and intimate setting allows for women faculty to discuss their work.

MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support)

Meeting at lunchtime throughout the year, this program is open to all Moms on campus. The format ranges from invited speakers and panelists to small group discussion of issues pertinent to moms with children of all ages. Programs have included baby wellness, preparing for parent/teacher conferences, sibling rivalry, work-life balance, and quick 15-minute meals.

Women's History Month

Women's History Month, celebrated annually in March, is a celebration that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Throughout the month, the Center for Women provides programming and collaborates with other partners on campus to celebrate the diversity, accomplishments, and impact of women. For more information, visit The National Women's History Project.

Women of Color Series

The Women of Color series is an initiative in the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women for all members of the CWRU community (student, staff, and faculty), regardless of gender, who are interested in advocating for intersectional feminism and equity for all women. The series is dedicated to dialogue, inclusion and advocacy for marginalized women who identify as women of color based on their race and/or ethnicity (Ex. African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latina, Native American, etc.). The focus is on identifying ways to learn and grow in our perspectives to ensure we are supporting a more intersectional gender equity movement. 

Within the series, an intergenerational mentoring circle was established to engage those individuals who identify as women of color. The circle helps build a support network, navigate barriers to access, and build allies in their journey towards gender equity. 

Women's Health Series

As busy women juggling work, family, school and other commitments it is easy to put our health last, so there is no time like the present to stop and find out whatever you need in order to feel healthier and happier in your life. Women, especially at Case Western Reserve University have different needs physically, nutritionally, and emotionally. Today more than ever it is important to ensure that you live life to the fullest while still enjoying your work and family, or whatever you are wishing to achieve in your life.

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women aims to cover many different topics; however most of all a healthy lifestyle is important to our overall wellbeing. Women’s Health Topics include: Go RED To Support Heart Health, Mindfulness & Meditation, Eating Disorder & Body Image Workshops, Dietician & Nutritional Needs, Work-Family Balance, Infertility, Breast Cancer Awareness and Gender Identity & Sexuality Workshops. Please let us know if you would like to book a speaker, plan an event, or get involved with any of our health & wellbeing initiatives.