FIRST THURSDAY SPEAKER SERIES
The Texas A&M Women's Resource Center, the Aggie Women Network and Messina Hof Winery & Resort would like to invite all Texas A&M community members to attend our monthly First Thursday Speaker Series. The First Thursday Speaker Series connects current and former students with community members and professionals to provide uplifting guidance over a range of topics. Each event is a new opportunity for participants to network and learn from our panel of professionals.
The First Thursday Speaker Series runs from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month during the fall and spring semesters.
Monthly Event Schedule
5:45 p.m. - Event Opens
6 - 7:30 p.m. - Event Welcome, Panel or Presentation, Breakout Room Discussion, Event Closing
The Women’s Resource Center will track check-in and check-out for students seeking extra credit for attending a First Thursday Speaker Series Event. During the event, students will be given a link to check in and check out of the event. The week following the event, student’s attendance information will be sent to their course instructor(s). It is the student’s responsibility to remember to check in and out of the event.
November First Thursday Speaker Series Event
Intersectionality in the Classroom, Breakroom, Boardroom and Beyond
Learn about the importance of utilizing an intersectional framework in all areas of your life, especially in professional and educational settings. Intersectionality means the interconnected nature of social identities such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage. In this session, we will be hearing from experts in this area and how having an intersectional lens can help in identifying inequalities and injustice people face, identifying them will aid in combating them.
For the safety of our participants, all fall First Thursday Speaker Series events will be hosted online via Zoom and Facebook Live. The spring 2021 program format will be determined in late fall. Please register using the links bellow:
2020-2021 First Thursday Speaker Series Events
|October 1, 2020||Micro Habits for a Higher Performing You | Register|
|November 5, 2020||Intersectionality in the Classroom, Breakroom, Boardroom and Beyond | Register|
|December 3, 2020||Prioritizing Your Mental Health in a Pandemic | Register|
|January 7, 2021||No First Thursday - Happy New Year!|
|February 4, 2021||Financial Empowerment for Women | Register|
|March 4, 2021||Networking: Creating Your Own Beehive | Register|
|April 1, 2021||Being a Women in the Career Field: Finding Your Balance | Register|
|May 6, 2021||Silencing Self-Doubt: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome | Register|
Questions about the First Thursday Speaker Series should be directed to Ashley Justynski, Graduate Assistant for the Women's Resource Center, at email@example.com or at 979.845.8784.