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Women Impact Virginia

Build your network. Find your voice. Be inspired.

The Women Impact Virginia series supports women leaders in Virginia. Each regional event, held at the university's Commonwealth Campus Centers located across Virginia, promotes connections, engagement, and empowerment of women who want to better impact their community. The series is capped by the Women Impact Virginia Summit each fall.

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Amy Clark, author and professor at UVA Wise, speaks about the history of Appalachian dialects during the "Women Impact Virginia: Embracing Your Voice" event held in September 2023.
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Past Women Impact Virginia events 

Embracing Your Voice

In September, we hosted a series of speakers examining the culture, dialect, music, and history of women in Southwest Virginia laid the groundwork for women's success today.

Speakers included:

  • Amy Clark, author of "Talking Appalachian: Voice, Identity, and Community."
  • Rene Rodgers of The Birthplace of Country Music
  • Katrina Powell, co-director of the Virginia Tech Center for Refugee, Migrant, and Displacement Studies.