Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication and the Communication and Gender Collective

Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication and the Communication and Gender Collective

Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication and the Communication & Gender Collective

‘Women in Communication: The Future is Female’ Watch Party; October 20th

Flyer for the watch party on October 20, 2022

260 Victoria St. 6th Floor Conference Room, 1PM

On the 20th of October, the Communication & Gender Collective will be co-hosting a watch party of the 6th annual Kopenhaver Conference. This watch party will give students the opportunity to hear from various female professionals in Communications and related industries. Speakers representing Journalism, Editing, Communication Studies, and Advertising will all be present (virtually) for the discussion, and will share their experiences in the field, as well as their thoughts on how to move forward with feminist action in Communications. This is a great opportunity for any students in the CCCA to learn more about the opportunities available to them beyond Rowan, as well as how to help work towards a more inclusive industry! 

Speaking While Female: A Conversation with Dana Rubin; November 8th

Virtual meeting at 2PM

Dana Rubin, a well-known and established speechwriter and consultant, is also the founder of the Speaking While Female Speech Bank— the world’s largest database of women’s speeches. She is also the author of a forthcoming book, which is a collection of these speeches. During this event, Rubin will discuss both her database and book, as well as her career as a speechwriter for institutions/people such as Pepsi and Martha Stewart.

Students/staff can register here:

About the Center

The Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication is an organization whose mission is central to DEI within the CCCA. Founded at Florida International University by Rowan alum Lilian Lodge Kopenhaver, the Center has functioned since its incarnation as an organization meant to bring together young female professionals in the field of communications and help them advocate for their space in the industry, as well as exploring new opportunities for career growth and development. Rowan’s own branch of the Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication (an affiliate of the Kopenhaver Center) has been well-established for some time now, and will soon be receiving their own space, thanks to a donation from Dr. Kopenhaver. Another recent development of the Center is the Communication & Gender Collective. 

The Communication & Gender Collective, according to director Dr. Julie Haynes , functions as the student arm of the Center. Run by a group of several interns, the Communication & Gender Collective helps to plan events and programming specifically tailored to the student members of the Center. In the past year, the Communication & Gender collective has worked to ensure programming is meeting students’ wants and needs…essentially it is the part of the Center that is led by students, for the benefit of students. 

This group of student interns worked hard last semester to put together a variety of events which were co-sponsored with the Center. Such events included talks from professionals in RTF, Communications/Communication Studies, and Writing Arts. The first in-person event of the Communication & Gender Collective was entitled “Women in Publishing”, and was a talk with Professor Megan Atwood (Writing Arts). Dr. Haynes  expressed her pride in the students for all the work they have done thus far, and is excited for the upcoming events that the Center and the Communication & Gender Collective will be hosting together.


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