Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Womxn of Color Symposium



Update: Deadline for proposals extended to February 19, 2020 at 5pm.


Call for Proposals: The Personal is Political

On Friday, March 20, 2020, The University of Toledo’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host the third Annual Womxn of Color Symposium (WOCS).

The WOCS Planning Committee is seeking proposals by Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at 5 pm for workshops, presentations, and panels for the Womxn of Color Symposium. Please submit your proposal of no more than 500 words to

After submission, receipt of your proposal will be acknowledged via email with three business days. Acceptance or rejection of your proposal will be sent to you by end of day February 21, 2020.

Thought creativity is encouraged, please consider the following objectives of the event, which are as follows:

  • Learn new ways to motivate, support, encourage, and inspire yourself and peers.
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of dialogue on topics and issues pertinent to womxn of color (with a potential focus on this election year).
  • Discuss barriers and challenges while providing the necessary tools to cultivate resilience, deal with emotions or mindsets that sometimes hold us back, implement change, and uplift womxn of color.
  • Empower womxn of color through access to information, personal and professional development, peer networking, and educational and mentoring opportunities.
  • Walk away with an innovative way to navigate political minefields, effectively identify resources, and assert your presence.

The Womxn of Color Symposium is an annual event hosted by The Office of Diversity and Inclusion that centers all women/identified staff and faculty of color at all levels of the University. The Symposium is a professional development opportunity that is designed to expand skills, increase knowledge, and enhance networks to promote a more inclusive and supportive working and learning environment at The University of Toledo.

Registration is now open!

The 2020 Womxn of Color Symposium will be held at the Radisson Hotel at The University of Toledo on March 20 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. There is no cost for registration.
Register Here

Last Updated: 2/14/20