Events and Programming

The Georgetown Women’s Alliance hosts and sponsors events throughout the year designed to help women at Georgetown grow, learn and thrive. Past events have included skill-building workshops; compelling lectures with prominent women from all industries; networking happy hours and social events; up-close and personal conversations with women leaders; and programs designed to support women in all aspects of their lives.

Whether you’re preparing for your personal career advancement, curious about new research, caring for family members, or simply managing the daily demands of modern life, the Georgetown Women’s Alliance events calendar offers something for everyone. Check out our upcoming events below, or browse past events.

Want to stay in the loop? Our bi-weekly GWA Newsletter highlights the best and most relevant events, workshops, and announcements that may be of interest to women, femme, and non-gender confirming staff and faculty members. Subscribe for free here!

Join GWA at the Hilltop Taproom to celebrate Women’s History Month. Pay your own way and let’s raise our glasses to incredible women in history. No registration needed – come and bring a friend!

To mark Women’s History Month, the Women’s Center is hosting Soraya Chemaly (C ’88) to discuss “Rage, Activism, and Burnout: An Intersectional Approach.” Soraya Chemaly is an award-winning author and activist. This keynote address will look at rage, anger, and women’s emotions from an intersectional point of view. Join the Women’s Center on Tuesday, March 26 from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Office of Student Equity and Inclusion, Community Room, HFSC Lower Level.

This event is wheelchair accessible and assistive listening devices are available. A sensory room is available near the event. Please contact with accessibility requests.

GWA Monthly Book Club

Once monthly, our GWA Programming Committee hosts a “book” club in which our community come together to discuss books, short readings, or podcasts that relate to diverse experiences of womanhood, inside and outside of the workplace. All events require registration through Eventbrite, which is sent out to our community members by email. Currently, all book club meetings are hybrid.

Check out some of our top picks:

  • Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet
  • The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker
  • The Likeability Trap by Alicia Menendez
  • Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman
  • LGBTQ+ 2.0 by Jill Fredenburg (GWA member and GU alum!)

Interested in getting involved with the book club? Complete this form (new window).

Join the Summer Reading Challenge!

Meet the Fellows Luncheon

Last Fall, the GWA steering committee came together on the Healey Lawn to welcome our 2021 Student Fellows. We shared food, drinks, reflections, and discussed each fellow’s annual project goals.

Get Involved

Want to help create a GWA event but not sure where to start? Check out some of our previous events! The categories are here to help you think of ideas but do not feel that your event needs to fit in the box.


Events that focus on women empowerment

Past Gender Empowerment Events

Social Justice

Events that focus on social justice issues on and off campus

Past Social Justice Focused Events


Events for members to socialize with members or organizations

Past Social and Mentoring Events


Events that focus on gender and politics

Past Politically Focused Events


Events that are lectures or focus on academics

Past Educational and Academic Events


Events that focus on workplace advancement

Past Workplace Advancement Events
Check out our video montage of the events we hosted or sponsored such as the Women on the Wall’s exhibition opening, the Mentorship kick off, or the Women’s Forum.