In celebration of Women’s History Month, Bloomfield College hosted a HERstory luncheon and panel on Thursday, March 28.
The panel consisted of Julia Del Bagno, Associate Director of Admissions; Cathy Garrison, Career Coach for Career Development; Kristina Jones, EOF Director; and Sheila Wooten, alumna and the College’s Athletic Director. The panel answered questions about their personal experiences as women, both professionally and personally. They shared insights and advice with the men in attendance as well.
"Women have come a long way from the times we couldn’t vote and were viewed solely has housewives and mothers. It is important for us to acknowledge our past, embrace our present, and celebrate those who have made, and are making, positive changes that impact women,” said Yuliana Gonzalez ’12, Director of the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement and Special Programs. “We need to motivate and encourage future leaders, like our students, who will go on to make their own waves in HERstory. It’s important to not only focus on our female students during Women's History Month, but also provide information to our male students on how to be allies for women’s rights."
The luncheon also included a Phenomenal Women award ceremony that recognized female staff or faculty members who are exceptional leaders and role models that go above and beyond in their roles and make a difference on campus. Leading up to the day, students were able to nominate who they believed deserved the recognition.
The recipients were Dr. Maria Vogt, Professor of Chemistry; Quincina Littlejohn, Associate Director of Student Financial Services; and panelist Kristina Jones.