A WARM WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDENT OF
THE ASSOCIATION OF BLACK WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION, INC.
Greater Philadelphia Chapter
It is my privilege and great pleasure to welcome you to the Association of Black Women in Higher Education, Inc., Greater Philadelphia Chapter Presidents Corner.
This academic year has to been an exciting time of sisterhood for the Association of Black Women in Higher Education, Inc. Our national conference “Sister Power 2017: “Lift As We Climb”: A Right, A Responsibility, A Privilege… was held on October 18-20, 2017.The Philadelphia Chapter were the hostesses to all chapters right here in Philadelphia, PA. This conference helped us recognize and own the power in our ability to “Lift as We Climb”, with the help of keynote speakers including the legendary sister poet, Sister Sonia Sanchez, leader in community health advocate Rev. Lorina Marshall-Blake and Dr. Sarah Willie-Lebreton, professor of Sociology at Swarthmore College to explore, define and strategize our roles in the academy, and network; to engage, and learn from our peers across the country through workshops and discussions.
Our Philadelphia Chapter believes that Professional Development is an important function and role for our sisters at any stage of their career and education. ” “Are You Prepared For Retirement? It’s Never Too Soon To Plan” and “Maneuvering Around MicroAgression In The Workplace” were introduced at the Temple University campus. Please stay connected with us by viewing the websites calendar for our upcoming activities
If you are a current member of ABWHE, I hope that you will become more involved in the activities of the Association and assist in shaping its future. If you are a former member of ABWHE or feel that, after reading this, ABWHE can be of value to you in your personal and professional endeavors, I invite you to join ABWHE and play an active role in the organization by voicing your concerns and interests and helping to identify ways in which ABWHE can further assist you.
Remember dear sisters, ABWHE, Inc. can only effectively function in a process of continuous improvement and is reliant on the dedication, commitment, and spirit of its membership.
I welcome your comments, ideas and suggestions. Please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.
Sheila A. McMillan, MBA
If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~ African proverb
Staff Assistant, African-American Resource Center