Cheer on the Bulldogs!

The Commission for Women invites you to the #1 ranked UMD Volleyball team’s home opener Thursday night at 7pm in Romano Gym.

Admission is FREE for faculty and staff with a valid ID, but the Commission has free tickets for family and friends! Stop at the Kirby Welcome Desk and pick up yours now! No limit–first come, first served.

Annual Luncheon Wrap-up

The 2015 Annual Women’s Luncheon was a great success!  Thank you to everyone who attended–we hope you enjoyed your time together.  Special thanks to UMD Catering and Kirby Student Center for making the event tasty and comfortable!
Check out all the photos on our Facebook page!

Dr. Helen Mongan-Rallis from the Department of Education
Dr. Helen Mongan-Rallis delivered a poignant campus conversation, challenging us all to communicate with each other with respect, decency and kindness. Read the text of her speech here.


Our featured speaker: Lucie Amundsen from Locally Laid Egg Company
Locally Laid Egg Company‘s marketing chick, Lucie Amundsen, cracked us up with her story of how one little chicken farm is making a big difference to our region, our state and even our world.

Join us in congratulating the winners of the 2015 Linda Larson Woman of the Year Awards as well:

Dr. Jean Regal, 2015 Linda Larson Faculty Woman of the YearDr. Jean Regal
2015 Linda Larson Faculty Woman of the Year


Jean Baribeau-Thoennes, 2015 Linda Larson Staff Woman of the YearJean Baribeau-Thoennes
2015 Linda Larson Staff Woman of the Year


Meg Poettgen, 2015 Linda Larson Student Woman of the YearMeg Poettgen
2015 Linda Larson Student Woman of the Year


Welcome to the brand new UMD Commission for Women website! We decided that it was time for a fresh, new look for the Commission. As always, you’ll be able to find member information, meeting and event schedules, grant application information, resources for you to peruse, and how to support the Commission. We’re looking forward to the 2014-2015 academic year and welcoming several new faces to the Commission.