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W.O.C.H.A.: Women of Color, Honor and Ambition

  • W.O.C.H.A.: Women of Color, Honor and Ambition
  • W.O.C.H.A.: Women of Color, Honor and Ambition
  • W.O.C.H.A.: Women of Color, Honor and Ambition
  • W.O.C.H.A.: Women of Color, Honor and Ambition

Women of Color, Honor and Ambition, is a one year program open to all women who are in their second- through fifth-years of study at the university, with an emphasis on women of color. The WOCHA program aims to create an inspiring vision of the future by enhancing leadership ability, building sisterhood, accessing professional mentorship and open networking opportunities.

The program will consist of a series of monthly workshops offered by faculty, staff and community professionals focusing on leadership development, healthy lifestyles, financial literacy, Self-E (self-esteem and empowerment), and community engagement. 

Program Goals

  • Create an inspiring vision of the future by developing lifelong learning where women will explore, develop and share their skills, experiences, and resources.
  • Encourage a healthy lifestyle in mind, body and spirit which promotes meaningful dialogue and self reflection.
  • Build a set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with their financial resources.
  • Create and sustain positive self-esteem and self-empowerment by proving opportunities to acknowledge overall self-worth and awareness.
  • Increase community engagement where students are emersed in the Rochester community.

Five Foundational Pillars of W.O.C.H.A.

  • Community Engagement
  • Financial Literacy
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Leadership Development
  • Self-E (Self-Esteem and Self-Empowerment)

 

WOCHA in the News

WOCHA: New Women of Color, Honor and Ambition program opens nominations for first class

Donor Spotlight - WOCHA Advisory Board Members

RIT launches new diversity leadership program

RIT Launches USEED Campaign for New Women’s Leadership Program

WOCHA Aims To Help Underrepresented Women On And Off Campus

WOCHA visits Many Voices, Many Visions with Norma Holland, Part 1

WOCHA visits Many Voices, Many Visions with Norma Holland, Part 2

 

 

Applications for the 2018-2019 Cohort are NOW OPEN!

APPLY HERE!

Applications are open until March 8, 2018

 

Contact our WOW Council

Candi Boston
Assistant Director of Diversity & Family Programs
Alumni & Parents Annual Giving Programs
cabalum@rit.edu
585.475.4279

Pamela Christopher
Employment Advisor
NTID Center on Employment
pmcnod@rit.edu
585.475.6433
Video Phone: 585.475.6433

Janette Frank
College Alumni Relations, Program Assistant
Alumni & Parents Annual Giving Programs
janette.frank@rit.edu
585.475.4489

Von Murphy
Senior Staff Accountant
Sponsored Program Accounting
vrmspa@rit.edu
585.475.3965

Natasha Rogers Dailey
Controller's Office, College Partnerships
Payroll and Accounts Payable Dept.
Accounts Payable Specialist
njrbsr@rit.edu
585.475.6933

Stephanie Paredes
Assistant Director, Multicultural Programs
Diversity & Inclusion, Center for Campus Life
sxpnsc@rit.edu
585.475.6444

Tomicka Wagstaff Ed.D
Assistant Vice President for Academic Access & Success
tcgnsc@rit.edu
585.475.6259

Venessa Mitchell Ed.D
Director Engineering Diversity Office/ECCO Center
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
vmmeme@rit.edu
585.475.2162