• KIPP

    WILL Alum Kelsey Martin since graduating in 2012 has been busy teaching for Teach for America as well as creating the girls empowerment organization “Rise Like A Girl.” 

    RISE like a girl is on a mission to make our world a more equal place for women by teaching our girls to rise like stars. Girl world will never be the same!

    RISE stands for RESPECT, IMAGINE, SUPPORT, EMPOWER, and is having a big impact on young women. To learn how to get involved and learn more about RISE like a girl, please click here. KIPP2

     

    WILL Alum creates RISE Like A Girl Program

    WILL Alum Kelsey Martin since graduating in 2012 has been busy teaching for Teach for America as well as creating the girls empowerment organization “Rise Like A Girl.”  RISE like a girl is on a mission to make our world a more equal place for women by teaching our girls to rise like stars. Girl […]

  • Jackie Cornell Congrats

    Congrats to Jackie Cornell (’04) for being named on Senator Weinberg’s “2016 Women’s Power List!” Ms. Cornell is the regional director of HHS Region II, which includes the States of New York and New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A TCNJ and WILL graduate Ms. Cornell works in mentoring current WILL students.

    The full Women’s Power list can be seen here

    Jackie Cornell on Women’s Power List 2016

    Congrats to Jackie Cornell (’04) for being named on Senator Weinberg’s “2016 Women’s Power List!” Ms. Cornell is the regional director of HHS Region II, which includes the States of New York and New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A TCNJ and WILL graduate Ms. Cornell works in mentoring […]

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    Congratulations to our WILL 2017 Executive Board Members.  These women will begin their tenure pursuing WILL’s mission to  foster a deeper understanding of gender and its intersections with race, culture, class, sexuality and other aspects of social identity at The College of New Jersey in 2017.

    Executive Chair

    Kathleen Dispoto

    Vice Exec:

    Gigi Garrity

    Abbey Moor

    Internal Affairs: 

    Bailey Falco

    Tyler Hubbert

    Programming

    Rachel Smith

    Chloe Sklans

    Fundraising

    Maureen Haque

    Gabriela Cohen

    Community Service

    Alex Mallinas

    Rebecca Conn

    Membership

    Shannon Kennedy

    Jaclyn Corbo

    Gender Watch:

    Rosie Driscoll

    Congrats To Our WILL 2017 Executive Board

    Congratulations to our WILL 2017 Executive Board Members.  These women will begin their tenure pursuing WILL’s mission to  foster a deeper understanding of gender and its intersections with race, culture, class, sexuality and other aspects of social identity at The College of New Jersey in 2017. Executive Chair Kathleen Dispoto Vice Exec: Gigi Garrity Abbey […]

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    WILL Presents

    Redefining Sex Week!

    Women In Learning & Leadership presents our annual Redefining Sex Week, aimed at changing the way our society relates discussions of sex & sexuality with gender inequalities.

    Please join us Monday November 14th through Friday November 18th at some of these events aimed at sexual education and discussions of inequalities.

    Monday 11/14
    Sex Trivia”
    Social Sciences Building 230 @7:00pm
    Tuesday 11/15
    WILL is Co-sponsoring AVI’s “Men’s Health”
    Cromwell Lounge from 10:00-2:00pm
    Tuesday 11/15
    “Queer Sexuality Workshop” with Passion 101
    Education Building 207 from 8:30-10:00pm
    Wednesday 11/16
    “Virginity Monologues”
    Library Auditorium from 6:30-7:30pm
    Thursday, November 17th
    “sExpo”
    T/W Lounge 12:00-3:30pm
    Thursday, November 17th
    “LACI GREEN”‘
    Kendall Hall 8:30pm
    Friday, November 18th
    Sex Toy Parties” with Pure Romance
    PRISM Center from 6:30-7:30/8:00pm

     

    WILL’s Redefining Sex Week 2016

    WILL Presents Redefining Sex Week! Women In Learning & Leadership presents our annual Redefining Sex Week, aimed at changing the way our society relates discussions of sex & sexuality with gender inequalities. Please join us Monday November 14th through Friday November 18th at some of these events aimed at sexual education and discussions of inequalities. […]

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    TCNJ and WILL Alum Leathia Lipscomb is making a big impact on her school district.  Leathia has been teaching for 6 years for TeachforAmerica.  Read the article about Lethia’s impact here!

    https://atlanta.teachforamerica.org/impact-blog/six-years-still-going-strong-leadership-path

    WILL Alum Leathia Lipscomb Leads in Atlanta Schools

    TCNJ and WILL Alum Leathia Lipscomb is making a big impact on her school district.  Leathia has been teaching for 6 years for TeachforAmerica.  Read the article about Lethia’s impact here! https://atlanta.teachforamerica.org/impact-blog/six-years-still-going-strong-leadership-path

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    Vice Executive Chair Bridget Appleby

    Learn a bit about Vice Executive Chair of

    WILL Bridget Appleby.

    Major and Minor: Psychology with a WGS Minor

    Clubs and Activities: WILL Vice Executive Chair, Sigma Sigma Sigma

    Other Hobbies include: Reading, Drawing, Baking, Playing Harvest Moon (silly farming game!)

    One of her best TCNJ Experiences,

    “I would say that going abroad the summer after my freshman year shaped me in ways that I never would have possibly imagined. When I went abroad on the Harlaxton-Romania trip in June 2014 I knew near no one going, and was what I thought

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    to be happily engaged to my then boyfriend. As the trip progressed, I came to make friends that I am still in contact with now and of whom I consider life-long companions: we, seven Harry Potter fanatics, called ourselves the

    Horcruxes. With these amazing women, I had a supportive group where I could intellectually discuss anything with, from periods to obscure Harry Potter complexities. But most amazingly, beyond just making these incredible friendships, I was free; I felt an independence that I had never experienced before. It stemmed from the fact that I did not wear my engagement ring, and had little to no contact with my boyfriend. I didn’t wear the ring at first in fear of losing it, but then I came to realize that I never wanted it in the first place. It was because of these women and their fierce independence and support that I realized that at all. This started a ripple effect that would influence my decisions from then on, within the year breaking off the engagement and then finally breaking off the entire unhealthy relationship. I became heavy-handed in my involvement in WILL, joined a sorority where I maintain close and very important sisterhood relations… I can’t thank those Horcruxes enough for just being there on that trip, and their roles in who I am today.”

    What do you love about WILL and what would you say to those who want to join?

    “I love WILL because it has given me a tremendous language and sense of activism in feminism which I felt was missing in my life beforehand.”

    Fun Fact: “I don’t know how I am going to identify with any grad school considering I love TCNJ so much.”

    Favorite Food, Movie, TV show?Food? French Fries. Movie? Howl’s Moving Castle. TV Show? BBC’s Jane Eyre

    Favorite Quote:I am no bird, and no net ensnares me. I am a free human being with an independent will.” Jane Eyre telling off Rochester

    What does WILL and WGS mean to you?

    Education, leadership, empowerment

    A little more about Bridget,

    “I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE TCNJ, I WANT TO BE A LION FOREVER!”

     

    WILL Women Wednesday: Bridget Appleby

      Vice Executive Chair Bridget Appleby Learn a bit about Vice Executive Chair of WILL Bridget Appleby. Major and Minor: Psychology with a WGS Minor Clubs and Activities: WILL Vice Executive Chair, Sigma Sigma Sigma Other Hobbies include: Reading, Drawing, Baking, Playing Harvest Moon (silly farming game!) One of her best TCNJ Experiences, “I would […]

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    “Women, Power and Politics in the 21st Century”

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    Join us as founder of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, national consultant, professor, lobbyist and candidate for NYC elective office Liz Abzug speaks about the important role of women in the political sphere. 

    Tuesday October 25th 5:30PM

    Library Auditorium

    This event is co-sponsored by: The Women’s Center, PRISM, TRIOTA, College Democrats, Women in Business, The African American Studies Department, The Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department, The History Department, and The School of Buisness.  

    WILL Presents: Liz Abzug “Women, Power and Politics in the 21st Century”

    Liz Abzug “Women, Power and Politics in the 21st Century” Join us as founder of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, national consultant, professor, lobbyist and candidate for NYC elective office Liz Abzug speaks about the important role of women in the political sphere.  Tuesday October 25th 5:30PM Library Auditorium This event is co-sponsored by: The […]

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    Vice Executive Chair Kayla Termyna

    Learn a bit about Senior and Vice Executive Chair of WILL Kayla Termyna!

     

    Major and Minor: Deaf Education and Women and Gender Studies

    Clubs and Activities: WILL and Deaf/Hearing Connection

    Other Hobbies include: Crafting, Cross Stitching, Smashing the Patriarchy, ASL song interpretations

    One of her best TCNJ Experiences,

    “Being part of the Virginity Monologues during Redefining Sex Week really changed my experience at TCNJ. The first year WILL had this event, I was a sophomore, and I volunteered to be on the panel to share my experience being a virgin in college. I guess what surprised me most was the fact that people were really interested in what I had to say and they could relate to my experiences. The next year, I was able to plan and moderate the Virginity Monologues (and I’m doing it again this year!). This event has given me a chance to use my voice and it has inspired me to be a feminist leader on campus. The Virginity Monologues has become so important to me that it’s even evolved into my capstone research!”

    What do you love about WILL and what would you say to those who want to join?

    “I fully encourage everyone who is thinking about WILL to apply! WILL has given me the opportunity to meet amazing people, be more active on campus, and find my own voice. I wouldn’t be the same person if I wasn’t in WILL!”

    Fun Fact: “I have a fascination with baby name trends.”

    Favorite Food, Movie, TV show? Food: Spaghetti & Meatballs; Movies: A League of Their Own and Grease; TV Shows: Game of Thrones, Scandal & Dance Moms (please don’t judge me)

    Favorite Quote: “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” –The Help

    What does WILL and WGS mean to you?

    “Everything” 

    More about Kayla:

    “I’m a really friendly girl, Disney Enthusiast, and I call it Taylor Ham (the correct name).”

    WILL Women Wednesday: Kayla Termyna

    Vice Executive Chair Kayla Termyna Learn a bit about Senior and Vice Executive Chair of WILL Kayla Termyna!   Major and Minor: Deaf Education and Women and Gender Studies Clubs and Activities: WILL and Deaf/Hearing Connection Other Hobbies include: Crafting, Cross Stitching, Smashing the Patriarchy, ASL song interpretations One of her best TCNJ Experiences, “Being […]

  • http://www.hercampus.com/school/tcnj/slutwalk-march-end-rape-culture

    Read “Slutwalk: A March to End Rape Culture” by Sumayah Medlin to read about the annual  Slutwalk  held by TCNJ.  This year Slutwalk was held on September 13th.

     

    Also check us out in the signal!

    http://www.tcnjsignal.net/2013/10/01/students-protest-rape-with-slutwalk/

    Slutwalk 2016

    Slutwalk 2016 Photos http://www.hercampus.com/school/tcnj/slutwalk-march-end-rape-culture Read “Slutwalk: A March to End Rape Culture” by Sumayah Medlin to read about the annual  Slutwalk  held by TCNJ.  This year Slutwalk was held on September 13th.   Also check us out in the signal! http://www.tcnjsignal.net/2013/10/01/students-protest-rape-with-slutwalk/

  • Welcome WILL Class of 2020

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    Thank you to Gale Wayman of the WILL Advisory Council and our WILL Alumni who came to speak to the WILL Class of

    2020!

    Inductees

    Adjo Agbobli

    Ericka Aguilar

    Claudia Aria

    Dian Babu

    Amanda Beck

    Emma Becker

    Kimberly Bellissimo

    Alyssa Carosi

    Gabriela Cohan

    Jaclyn Corbo

    Marissa Cosenza

    Natalia Da Silva

    Kaitlyn Gallager

    Emmalee Graham

    Alexia Guzman

    Natalie Johnson

    Liz Kelly

    Patricia Kou

    Genesis Lopez

    Jenna MacDonald

    Isabella Mancuso

    Amanda Matos

    Michele Mojena

    Ava Oakley

    Sarah Pawlowski

    Angela Rambert

    Liane Russell

    Colleen Sanders

    Rachel Smith

    Shradha Suresh

    Megan Synek

    Layla Tinio

    Tanushi Upadhyay

    Madeleine Zurcher

    Welcome WILL Class of 2020

    Welcome WILL Class of 2020 Thank you to Gale Wayman of the WILL Advisory Council and our WILL Alumni who came to speak to the WILL Class of 2020! Inductees Adjo Agbobli Ericka Aguilar Claudia Aria Dian Babu Amanda Beck Emma Becker Kimberly Bellissimo Alyssa Carosi Gabriela Cohan Jaclyn Corbo Marissa Cosenza Natalia Da Silva […]

Welcome

The WILL Program strives to foster a deeper understanding of gender and its intersections with race, culture, class, sexuality and other aspects of social identity. By connecting students with each other, and to a strong supportive network of faculty, staff, alumnae and community mentors, WILL students develop critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, problem-solving and leadership skills. In addition, WILL students participate in a variety of community engaged learning projects designed to promote positive participation in the local and global community. This program provides opportunities for women to explore career and life choices in multiple disciplines that enable them to excel and realize their full potential.

KIPP

WILL Alum Kelsey Martin since graduating in 2012 has been busy teaching for Teach for America as well as creating the girls empowerment organization “Rise Like A Girl.”  RISE like a girl is on a mission to make our world a more equal place for women by teaching our girls to rise like stars. Girl […]

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Congrats to Jackie Cornell (’04) for being named on Senator Weinberg’s “2016 Women’s Power List!” Ms. Cornell is the regional director of HHS Region II, which includes the States of New York and New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A TCNJ and WILL graduate Ms. Cornell works in mentoring […]

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Congratulations to our WILL 2017 Executive Board Members.  These women will begin their tenure pursuing WILL’s mission to  foster a deeper understanding of gender and its intersections with race, culture, class, sexuality and other aspects of social identity at The College of New Jersey in 2017. Executive Chair Kathleen Dispoto Vice Exec: Gigi Garrity Abbey […]

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WILL Presents Redefining Sex Week! Women In Learning & Leadership presents our annual Redefining Sex Week, aimed at changing the way our society relates discussions of sex & sexuality with gender inequalities. Please join us Monday November 14th through Friday November 18th at some of these events aimed at sexual education and discussions of inequalities. […]

Read more
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TCNJ and WILL Alum Leathia Lipscomb is making a big impact on her school district.  Leathia has been teaching for 6 years for TeachforAmerica.  Read the article about Lethia’s impact here! https://atlanta.teachforamerica.org/impact-blog/six-years-still-going-strong-leadership-path

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  Vice Executive Chair Bridget Appleby Learn a bit about Vice Executive Chair of WILL Bridget Appleby. Major and Minor: Psychology with a WGS Minor Clubs and Activities: WILL Vice Executive Chair, Sigma Sigma Sigma Other Hobbies include: Reading, Drawing, Baking, Playing Harvest Moon (silly farming game!) One of her best TCNJ Experiences, “I would […]

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Liz Abzug “Women, Power and Politics in the 21st Century” Join us as founder of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, national consultant, professor, lobbyist and candidate for NYC elective office Liz Abzug speaks about the important role of women in the political sphere.  Tuesday October 25th 5:30PM Library Auditorium This event is co-sponsored by: The […]

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Vice Executive Chair Kayla Termyna Learn a bit about Senior and Vice Executive Chair of WILL Kayla Termyna!   Major and Minor: Deaf Education and Women and Gender Studies Clubs and Activities: WILL and Deaf/Hearing Connection Other Hobbies include: Crafting, Cross Stitching, Smashing the Patriarchy, ASL song interpretations One of her best TCNJ Experiences, “Being […]

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Slutwalk 2016 Photos http://www.hercampus.com/school/tcnj/slutwalk-march-end-rape-culture Read “Slutwalk: A March to End Rape Culture” by Sumayah Medlin to read about the annual  Slutwalk  held by TCNJ.  This year Slutwalk was held on September 13th.   Also check us out in the signal! http://www.tcnjsignal.net/2013/10/01/students-protest-rape-with-slutwalk/

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Welcome WILL Class of 2020 Thank you to Gale Wayman of the WILL Advisory Council and our WILL Alumni who came to speak to the WILL Class of 2020! Inductees Adjo Agbobli Ericka Aguilar Claudia Aria Dian Babu Amanda Beck Emma Becker Kimberly Bellissimo Alyssa Carosi Gabriela Cohan Jaclyn Corbo Marissa Cosenza Natalia Da Silva […]

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Spotlight

Jackie Cornell on Women’s Power List 2016

 

Congrats to Jackie Cornell (’04) for being named on Senator Weinberg’s “2016 Women’s Power List!” Ms. Cornell is the regional director of HHS Region II, which includes the States of New York and New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A TCNJ and WILL graduate Ms. Cornell works in mentoring […]

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Where Are They Now?

What have our WILL women gone on to do? Here are some of the degrees they've received:

PhD: 7

MA/MS/MSW: 63

JD: 16

MD: 14

WILL women are also teachers (18), dentists (1), pharmacists (1), business owners (1), registered nurses (2), workers for non-profit organizations (11), and more (59)!