Virginia Tech®home

Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Conference

Connect. Support. Empower.

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.

Loading player for /content/dam/inclusive_vt_edu/programs/fwca/previous-conferences/2019_FWCA_OC (1)_1.mp4...

2022 Keynote Speakers

Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay
Nikole Hannah-Jones
Nikole Hannah-Jones
Norma V. Cantú
Norma V. Cantú

FWCA 2023 will be held April 20 - April 23, 2023 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.

Registration information coming soon!

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 2023. We are working with the national committee to develop a meaningful and impactful three-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 20th - Sunday, April 23rd, 2023. 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 Planning Committee.