In the spirit of Ut Prosim, the Virginia Tech Women's Alliance champions an equitable and inclusive culture.

The Women's Alliance, in solidarity with caucuses and other university and community allies, provides the Virginia Tech community a forum to achieve shared goals and promote opportunities for underrepresented groups, which includes women of all identities by advancing:

  • Dialogue among the Women's Alliance and the university community
  • Campus services and programs that address the needs of women
  • Efforts to remove systemic barriers to advancement
  • Equity in hiring, promotion, and compensation
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities
  • Access to quality childcare for university employees and students
  • Positive and inclusive campus climate
  • Identification and resolution of campus equity and safety issues

For more information, contact Robin Queen and Kimberly Carlson, Co-Chairs, or Anna LoMascolo, Women's Center Liaison.

Upcoming Event(s):

The Women's Alliance is hosting a Virginia Tech Women's Basketball game nextworking meet up to watch the Hokies take on Pittsburgh. Friends and family are welcome.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 11
Game time: 7 pm
Meet up: 6:40 pm in West Campus Drive Lobby near the Hokie bird
Location: Cassell Coliseum
Contact: Chelsea Lyles or text 540-750-1402

Virginia Tech faculty/staff members are able to claim complimentary tickets to this game by showing their VT ID at the Cassell Coliseum ticket office to claim tickets. Each VT ID warrants two (2) tickets, and F/S members may bring up to 4 VT IDs. The Cassell ticket office opens two hours prior to game time. Tickets are limited. If graduate student members need help getting tickets, please contact Chelsea ( Feel free to meet up at 6:40 pm to walk in together, or join as you are able.

RSVP here.


"Anti-Academic Bullying Discussion, WED, February 28 @ 12-1:30PM (location TBA), co-hosted by The Graduate School and The Women's Alliance

2017-18 Full Alliance Meeting Schedule:

  • Thursday, September 14, 12-1:30 pm, 2410 North End Center
  • Tuesday, January 9 @ 4 pm, after Advancing Diversity Workshop
  • Thursday, April 12, 12-1:30 pm (Executive Committee Elections)

A/P Faculty & Staff Committee Meeting Schedule: [Meetings are at 12-1:30PM @ Smith Career Center located  on the corner of Washington & West Campus.  Meetings are brown bag drop ins and will be available via Webx for those wishing to call in.  The WebX log in for the upcoming meeting is below.  We also have a google group to join send an email to or]

  • Tuesday, September 26
  • Wednesday, October 25
  • Wednesday, November 29
  • Thursday, December 14

Instructor/Research/Non-Tenure Track Committee Meeting:

  • Check back for spring dates

Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty Committee Meeting:

  • Check back for spring dates

2017-18 Executive Committee Members:

Kimberly Carlson, MGT/Business Leadership Center

Robin Queen, BEAM

Vice-Chair/Chair Elect:
Gayatri Ankem (VTTI;

Jacqueline Buhrdorf (IT Management;

Publicity and Communications Coordinator:
Eleanor Nelsen, ICTA

(540) 231-2761

Social Activity Coordinator:
Chelsea Lyles, Higher Education

CEOD Representative:
Christa Miller, TLOS

Tenured / Tenure Track Subcommittee Chair:
Amy Nelson, History

Research Faculty / Instructors Subcommittee Chair:
Sneha Davison (BEAM;

AP Faculty / Staff Subcommittee Chair:
LaRhonda Johnson (Career and Professional Development;
Cindy Kelley (TLOS;

Graduate Student Subcommittee Chair:
Alexandra Hyler (Biomedical Engineering;
Kristine Canton (Industrial Systems Engineering;

Women’s Center Liaison:
Anna LoMascolo (Women’s Center;

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