This virtual panel held in Washington D.C. will focus on the challenges women face while navigating their feminism at work.
Nicole Quiroga (@nicolequiroga)
General Manager of Telemundo WZDC-25 (Washington, D.C.) and WZTD-45 (Richmond, Virginia)
Nicole Quiroga is a television broadcaster with expertise in media sales, journalism, multicultural marketing, and strategic planning. She is deeply passionate about educating and empowering Washington, D.C.’s Latino community. Quiroga mentors young women on their journey to becoming executives in the fields of media, communications, and journalism. She works with the National Hispana Leadership Institute and the Latino Student Fund to provide one-on-one coaching and tutoring sessions to young girls and women between the ages of 12 and 25. In 2014 Quiroga received Governor Martin O’Malley’s Outstanding Media Award, the Women Who Mean Business Award from the Washington Business Journal, and the Public Service Leadership Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.
Avis Jones-DeWeever (@SistahScholar)
Author and Founder/CEO of the Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women
Avis Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D., is the author of the award-winning book How Exceptional Black Women Lead: Unlocking the Secrets to Creating Phenomenal Success in Career and in Life and the founder and CEO of the Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women, a global personal and professional development firm grounded in supporting diverse leadership. Jones-DeWeever served as the keynote speaker to President Barack Obama’s inaugural Young African Leaders Summit. She is a regular guest host and contributor to TV One’s NewsOne Now, PBS’ To the Contrary, Sirius XM Radio’s The Agenda, and the Huffington Post. Her views have also been shared on a variety of additional outlets including CNN, C-SPAN, BET, NBC, BBC, NPR, the Washington Post, and the Atlantic.
Patricia Valoy (@PatriciaValoy)
Latina Feminist Activist, Blogger, and Civil Engineer
Patricia Valoy combines her experiences as a Latina, a feminist, and an engineer to advocate for and inspire girls considering careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. She received her bachelor of sciences degree from Columbia University, where she concentrated in construction management and structural engineering. Valoy’s work mostly revolves around the Latino/a community, feminism, cultural identity, gender stereotypes, and workplace sexism. She has been featured as a guest on the NPR show Latino USA with Maria Hinojosa. A speaker on transnational feminism, she has also been the featured speaker at Williams College in Massachusetts and at Columbia University discussing feminism and women in STEM. Her writings can be found at online outlets Mic, Everyday Feminism, Double X Science, and STEMinist.
Suzannah Weiss (@suzannahweiss)
Suzannah Weiss is a freelance writer focused on gender issues, sex and relationships, and women’s health. She writes daily for Glamour, Refinery29, and Bustle and has also been published in the Washington Post, the Village Voice, Vice, Cosmopolitan, and the anthology Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World. She holds hold a bachelor of science degree in cognitive neuroscience and a bachelor of arts degree in gender and sexuality studies and modern culture and media with honors from Brown University, where she received the Barbara Banks Brodsky Prize for Excellence in Real World Writing and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women Undergraduate Fellowship. Weiss has conducted research for Brown’s Social Cognitive Science Research Center, Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative, and Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women.
Co-sponsored by the Psychology and the Women’s and Gender Studies Programs. For more information, please contact Professor Jennifer Sellers at sellersj[at]greenmtn.edu.