Annual Women’s Luncheon 2017

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Sister-Aid Hurricane Relief


Can’t make it, but still want to contribute? See links below or drop off items all week in the box at the front desk in the Multicultural Center.

Huddle Summary

The Commission is excited to share the action steps created by the attendees at our Huddle on February 14! We talked about how to make UMD a better place for those who identify as women on our campus, and we came into community to support and encourage each other.

Please share this document at will, and if you have other suggestions for action, let us know!

Gender Equity Advocacy Events – February 2017

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