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Woman of Distinction 2017 Spotlight: Amanda Nguyen

Deputy White House liaison, nonprofit founder, aspiring astronaut, and key player behind a piece of 2016 federal sexual assault legislation, Amanda Nguyen has been busy since she graduated from Harvard just a few years ago. Recently, her career path has focused on fighting for the rights of sexual assault survivors. Read more »

Blog   |   December 20, 2016

Woman of Distinction 2017 Spotlight: Crystal Valentine

2017 NCCWSL Woman of Distinction Crystal Valentine was a quiet kid, once describing her younger self as “painfully shy.” But this now world-ranked women poet is sharing her words for the world to hear. Read more »

Blog   |   December 06, 2016

Life Lessons from NCCWSL Keynoter Franchesca Ramsey

On stage as the final keynote speaker at this year’s NCCWSL, Franchesca Ramsey recounted a tale about two friends who were heading to a party. To get there, they had to go under a fence, which the caterpillar easily slid under. Unfortunately, the snail’s shell was too big to fit under the fence. Read more »

Blog   |   June 27, 2016

When Breaking the Rules Is the Best Policy

Kelly Tsai has a lifetime of experience with feeling out of place. Growing up the Asian American daughter of immigrants in the Midwest, she told a ballroom full of college women, “There was not a place for me where I made sense. … Make some noise if you can relate.”

The room erupted. Read more »

Blog   |   June 03, 2016

Map Your Experience at NCCWSL!

Use these tips to make your way around the University of Maryland, College Park, campus. Read more »

Blog   |   May 25, 2016

Changing the STEM Game with Black Girls Code

Knowing the lack of diversity in the startup and tech fields, Bryant decided to create the change she wanted to see for herself and her daughter. Read more »

Blog   |   April 20, 2016