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Columbia College Women (CCW)


Upon graduation, all Columbia College women graduates automatically become members of Columbia College Women, a community for alumnae, students and faculty. Its goals are to connect and empower women to create meaningful opportunities to empower our women to positively impact the College, University and the world. We welcome your participation and leadership as we support the women at Columbia College!

Photo of students holding Spec's "Coed At Last" issue from August 1983

History of Women at Columbia College

Thirty years ago, the Class of 1987 broke ground by ending a more than 200-year tradition and becoming the first fully coed class. In 1989, those women, and others who followed, helped establish Columbia College Women.

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Our Mission

Columbia College Women connects alumnae to the College, to one another and to women across Columbia University, including female College students. It provides enriching experiences and benefits that support alumnae throughout their lives, in both personal and professional endeavors. CCW creates an engaged and dynamic community that strengthens the voices and leadership of women at Columbia.

The Columbia College Women Board of Directors has four priorities: programming, outreach, development and mentoring. We invite you to join in one of the following committees, or to simply be an ambassador, attendee and/or supporter in our efforts.

Programming Committee

The Programming Committee develops and presents programming that will connect alumnae to one another and to students and faculty. This includes intellectual programming, social receptions, career networking and more.

Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee seeks to grow the Columbia College Women network across the globe to increase participation from all women, including students. Outreach will increase visibility and elevate the voice of women across Columbia, while building sustainable networks and bonds that help CCW and its members thrive.

Development Committee

The Development Committee fosters a culture of giving among Columbia College alumnae and students. It identifies opportunities for giving that resonate with women, identifies strategies for motivating alumnae generosity and finds opportunities for alumnae volunteers who believe in building a culture of philanthropy.

Mentoring Committee

Columbia College Women organizes a vibrant and successful mentoring program that matches alumnae mentors with female students. The mentoring program matches students and alumnae with similar interests, provides a template as to how the relationship can progress and provide forums for involvement. The committee encourages participation and supports career oriented programming to complement mentoring interactions.

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Our Leadership

  • Sherri Wolf CC’90 President
  • Katie Kingsbery CC’07 Co-President
  • Renuka Agarwal CC’12
  • Kyra Tirana Barry CC’87 Development Co-Chair
  • Anne-Marie Brillantes CC’89 Mentoring Chair
  • Virginia Cornish CC’91 Faculty Liaison
  • Zila Acosta Grimes CC’11
  • Ali Hard CC’12 Programming Co-Chair
  • Poppy Harlow CC’05
  • Kipling Hill CC’10
  • Lee Ilan CC’87
  • Stefanie Katz-Rothman CC’88
  • Michelle Kaiser CC’87
  • Sadia Latifi CC’09
  • Sharon Liao CC’16 Mentoring Co-Chair
  • Elizabeth Robilotti CC’99 Secretary
  • Rachel Rodin CC’97
  • Jennifer Ryan CC’89
  • Rita Pietropinto-Kitt CC’93
  • Teresa Saputo CC’87 Outreach Co-Chair
  • Claire Shanley CC’92 Chair
  • Zahrah Taufique CC’09 Programming Co-Chair
  • Mila Tuttle CC’96
  • Suzanne Waltman CC’87
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Save the date for the Columbia College Women's symposium

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Contact Us

Aviva Zablocki

Senior Associate Director, Alumni Relations

(212) 851-7977

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