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Minority Women Concerns

The Minority Women Concerns subcommittee addresses issues of particular concern to women of color. Its areas of focus include promoting and supporting research and evaluation intended to improve the status of women of color; helping to create a university climate that will help women of color to realize their educational and professional goals; and recommending changes in campus policy to assure the inclusion of women of color.

2013-2014 Co-Chairs
Katherine Battee-Freeman 312-996-2300
Myra Gaines, 312-996-1616


  • Self-Compassion for Women: A Change from Within ocurring Tuesday 10/15/13 from 12noon to 1:30pm in the Student Services Building, Room 3050. Please RSVP with Liz Herrera, eherre3@uic.edu.

    Description:  Self-compassion involves noticing difficult experiences, sharing kindness, and acknowledging that being imperfect is part of the human experience.  We'll share and discuss ways to be kind, accepting, and encouraging with ourselves. We’ll learn Techniques for replacing negative self-talk with positive self-talk and ways to reward yourself so that failures do not overshadow accomplishments


  • Share your imagination, ideas, and skills to enhance your resume, expand your professional network, and help fellow UIC women with their personal and professional development. It takes more interest and passion than time. Coordinate one event per year or more if you like. We're seeking new members who are willing to actively participate in the committee. You will have guidance and assisance in making your idea a reality.


  • Sponsored several women for the Women's Leadership Symposium 2013
  • Professional Development Luncheon April 2013
  • Gift Giving on a Budget, Part IV: Giving community, December 2012
  • Summer After Work: Networking & Live Jazz, July 2012 (includes pictures)
  • Sponsored 4 women for the Women's Leadership Symposium June 2012
    Remarkable Women: Statements & Photos for the Professional Woman, March 2012
  • Dress for Success, February 2012
  • Gift Giving on a Budget, Part III, December 2011
  • Domestic Violence Awareness: Erasing the Stigma, October 2011
  • Look Great at 88, April 2011
  • Hat and Glove Drive benefiting two community agencies, November - December 2010
  • Gift Giving, Family Fun, and more on a Budget, Part II , November 2010
  • Sponsored 11 women for the Women's Leadership Symposium, June 2010
  • Gift giving, family fun, and more on a budget!, December 2009
  • Making Healthy & Tasty Choice on a Budget, November 2009
  • Time Management and Professional Networking, September 2009
  • Sponsored 8 women for the Women's Leadership Symposium June 2009
  • Balancing Everyday Life and Educational Advancement April 2009
  • Let's Talk about Money February 2009
  • Sponsored 11 women for the Women's Leadership Symposium June 2008
  • Author Discussion with Alexis Pride June 2008
  • Communications Skills Workshop November 2007
  • Sponsored 10 women for the Women's Leadership Symposium June 2007
  • Sponsored 9 women for the Women's Leadership Symposium June 2006
  • Home Buying and Real Estate April 2006
  • Finances and Your Future: Preparing for a Brighter Tomorrow February 2006
  • Minority Women and Foods October 2005
  • Healthcare: A Luncheon Discussion April 2005
  • 11th Annual Pa'Lante Conference April 2005
  • Minority Women Concerns Open House March 2005
  • Training and Development Expo: Planning for your future even in economically challenging times September 2004
  • Who Are You: Exploring and Apply Self Identity in March 2004


  • 3rd Annual University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health 2011 minority Health in the Midwest Conference, February 2011
  • Introduction to Networking in the 21st Century, May 2010
  • AAAN Class of 2010 Career Networking Event, April 2010
  • Stress Management, May 2009
  • Women and Money: Personal Finances, Savings, and Credit March 2008
  • Summer Solstice with the Senator June 2007
  • No! The Rape Documentary April 2006
  • Networking Reception honoring Dr. Giachello March 2006
  • Daughter@Work Day in April 2004, April 2005, April 2006
  • Smart Women Finish Rich March 2004
  • Educational Film Series March 2004


  • Do you want to make a difference at UIC, ensure UIC is an equitable place for Minority Women, build your resume, and practice and develop your leadership skills?
  • If you can answer yes to the above questions, become a member of the CCSW Minority Women Concerns subcommittee. We are always accepting new members. Membership in the CCSW Minority Women Concerns subcommittee is simple. First, email or call the chairperson to let her know you want to be a member. Then provide assistance with developing ideas, planning, and staffing our various events. You are also asked to attend monthly subcommittee meetings as often as your schedule allows.
  • Currently we looking for women who are willing to become co-chairs of this subcommittee. Click here to email our co-chairs if you are interested, have suggestion of who would be able to do the position, or have any questions regarding the co-chair position.



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