As we move past thirty years of co-education at Columbia College, Columbia College Women (CCW) is now embarking on a journey to build and enrich a community for alumnae and women students, faculty and friends. Our goals are to connect and empower women in order to create opportunities, relationships and impact at the College, University and the world. We welcome your participation and leadership in this next exciting phase for women at Columbia College!
Columbia College Women connects alumnae to the College, to one another and to women at large at Columbia University. We provide enriching experiences and benefits that support alumnae throughout their lives, in both personal and professional endeavors. We create an engaged and dynamic community that strengthens the voices and leadership of women at the institution.
The Columbia College Women's Board of Directors has four priorities for supporting our community, made up of all College women: programming, outreach, development and mentoring. We invite you to join in one of the below committees, or to simply be an ambassador, attendee and supporter in our efforts.
The programming committee is responsible for developing and institutionalizing ongoing programming that will help to connect alumnae to alumnae and also to students and faculty, including expansion of our signature CCW Mentoring program. This includes Intellectual programming, social receptions, career networking and more.
The outreach committee seeks to grow the CCW network across the country and globe to increase participation from existing CCW members, untapped alumnae and students. Outreach will increase visibility and elevate the voice of our women across Columbia.
The development committee will foster a culture of giving among CC alumnae and students. They will identify opportunities for giving that resonate with women, strategies for motivating alumnae generosity and establish a broad pipeline of alumnae volunteers for development activities and leadership positions.
CCW organizes a vibrant and successful mentoring program that annually matches as many as 300 alumnae mentors with current juniors and seniors. The mentoring program seeks to match students and alumnae with similar interests, provide a proposed template as to how the relationship can progress and provides forums for involvement. The committee is responsible for encouraging participation by marketing to alumnae and students, and supporting career oriented programming that will enrich mentoring relationships. Longer term, the committee seeks to expand mentoring to include matches for young alumnae.