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Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Conference

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April 11-14. 2024

Arlington, Virginia

The Faculty Women of Color in the Academy (FWCA) conference is a unique educational and professional opportunity for indigenous and women of color in higher education to network, engage, and learn with colleagues from around the country. The 11th annual installment of FWCA will feature sessions that will explore the topics of leadership, career advancement, personal well-being and scholar activism.

2023 Keynote Speakers

Dr. Katherine S. Cho

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom

Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez

Photos from 2023 Event

FWCA 2024 will be held April 11 - April 14, 2024 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA

A message from Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke, FWCA founder:

We recognize the importance of community for women of color in the academy. We are in the process of planning a wonderful experience for next year. We are working with the national committee to develop a meaningful and impactful four-day experience. Look forward to dynamic keynote speakers, a writing retreat with Inkwell Academic Writing Retreats, dozens of powerful workshops, and many networking opportunities. The conference will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington Thursday, April 11th - April 14th 2024. We hope that you will be able to devote the weekend to self-care, empowerment, and personal and professional development.

Learn more about the National Advisory Board.