It’s All About Love 2014

2014 WOmen of COlor Retreat Participants

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Leadership Initiatives for Women of Color Retreat brought together some 60 talented and highly-engaged women for a weekend dedicated to reflection, relationship-building and developing relational strategies for success in life. The retreat took place on September 26 - 28, 2014 at the Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center.

Themed “It’s all about Love,” the conference was charged with positive energy.


Here’s what recent participants shared:

“I grew more in one weekend than I have my whole college career so far.”

“It was good to meet so many] amazing and inspiring women who are beautiful in every way.”

“I really enjoyed the retreat and what it represented—it was much needed and reaffirmed my academic self-esteem—something I didn’t know I needed when I arrived.  Thank you for your hard work and dedication to women of color!”

“They were able to connect and speak into our lives in a way that only another sister who has been through a similar experience can.  I appreciated their expertise and dialogue (also options for overcoming obstacles…working towards transformative resolutions to uplift others)."