Empower Leadership Retreat

Empower has historically been a weekend retreat off-campus. Based on our current virtual environment, we have re-envisioned the experience. We will be hosting six sessions (every other week) where participants and facilitators will gather virtually for approximately 1.5 hours to engage in exploration and community building in both large and small groups.

Empower is open to both undergraduate and graduate student leaders who identify as women and/or gender diverse. It will provide participants with an opportunity to grow through a deeper understanding of self, their personal story and how that story impacts the community around them. This unique series strives to foster an environment where participants feel empowered to explore their personal and shared stories as women at the University of San Diego. This experience intentionally centers the voices of Women of Color, allowing participants to explore how one’s race and gender identities intersect as they work to create positive social change at USD and beyond. A primary goal is to attend to intersectional identities, including gender diverse people.


Empower Schedule

Groups will gather every other week for 1.5 hours throughout the semester, beginning the week of February 22nd. You will be able to provide your availability on the application form so that we can place you in a group that works best with your schedule.

Apply here to participate!

Applications are due no later than February 17, 2021 at 11:59PM