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The EmpowHER Credential is awarded to individuals who identify as women, female, nonbinary, and/or gender nonconforming and have successfully completed EmpowHER: A BA Women's Initiative. EmpowHER is a Washington, D.C.-based program focused on shattering limitations and propelling collegiate women toward a successful future. EmpowHER provides participants with the support to grow as a person and a professional, helping members of each cohort to become the most courageous version of themselves, alongside other women who are on this same journey.
As a participant in EmpowHER, cohort members are supported by a framework that’s designed to spark meaningful career advancement, develop leadership skills, and build connections to a wider community of BA Women.
This credential can only be awarded once and does not expire.
Recipients of the EmpowHER Credential have completed an intensive 6-week spring and 8-week summer program (for a total of 14 weeks of curriculum), and, for those who opt in, completed at least 8 weeks of experiential learning in the field of their interest.
Modules covered in our rigorous spring e-curriculum focus on developing technical skills to prepare participants for joining the workforce and can include topics such as Resume and Cover Letter Writing; Online and Personal Branding; Acing the Interview; Beyond 'Professionalism': Succeeding in the Workplace, Excelling in Virtual Environments, and Challenging Bias; and Networking 101.
The summer component of the EmpowHER Initiative revolves around the courageous leadership concepts established by Dr. Brené Brown and her Dare to Lead™ curriculum, such as Living into your Values and Learning to Rise. In addition to weekly sessions dedicated to this content, earners of the EmpowHER Credential also attend a variety of networking and professional development events to practice their skills.
The EmpowHER Credential is compatible with and can be displayed on LinkedIn profiles.