Do you want to be part of a welcoming, inclusive community where you are valued and supported? Then consider Nichols . . .
Through events, activities, and leadership opportunities, our goal is to . . .
Give you opportunities to make meaningful connections with other female students
This past year, the Women of Nichols (WON) steering committee composed of faculty, staff and students planned several events throughout the year designed solely for women!
Take a look at some past events . . .
Girls Night Out--A fun and educational experience that includes dinner and a speed dating-like format, stations included topics such as women’s health issues, beauty tips, car maintenance and palm reading for fun.
The AMAZEing WON-- Off-campus excursion to a local corn field maze, pairing faculty and staff with students for a fall activity, including a bon-fire and dinner.
WON Last Time—for Senior Women only—Wine and Dessert Reception with staff and faculty who have supported the grads
Campus-wide Pink Out Event—raising breast cancer awareness
Help you develop the confidence to become a future business leader . . .
As a female student at Nichols, I feel like I have a huge advantage. Because I am a woman, I am part of a growing trend of female leaders in business. I believe Nichols is preparing me to reach my fullest potential through female support and engagement. Nichols has shown me how to build an exceptional resume, dress professionally, and speak in public. I plan on using these tools to help me succeed in the working world.
Stefany Mendez, President 2013 Class Council; team leader; IT Dept.; and 3rd year RA
Encourage You through Mentoring . . .
I am so grateful for the female faculty at Nichols. Professor Westerling is one of my favorite professors at Nichols. She has done so much for me and has been instrumental in encouraging me to pursue an internship at the Washington Center. Without her, I really don't think I would have accomplished and been recognized in the ways that I have. She is so dedicated to her students.
Alison Souza ’13 Business Communication major, Interned at the Washington Center, Fall 2012
Coach Mallet has had a tremendous influence on me. She believed in me as a field hockey player when no other college would and gave me the opportunity to attend college. She is not only my coach but my friend.
Avery Orszulak, ’15, Field Hockey player
Kristan Mallet, Head Women’s Field Hockey and Softball Coach
Coach Mallet wants her players to succeed and will help us whenever we need it. I have never had a coach who wanted the team to succeed so badly. Not only is she a great mentor on the field, but off the field as well. I couldn't have asked for a more caring and successful coach.
Jennifer Townsend, ’15, Field Hockey player
Nichols strongly emphasizes networking in order to help us find jobs and other opportunities. The professors help female students to feel more confident in their area of study and also have access to different contacts in the business world. Since I have been at Nichols, I have done a lot of networking through Professor Charbonneau, other professors, and even through my soccer coach.
Kaitlyn Dibuono, ’11 in Criminal Justice Management; MBA with a concentration in Security Management
Women Taking Advantage of Leadership Opportunities at Nichols
My friends first encouraged me to become active on campus. The biggest thing we heard from our orientation leaders was to be involved. Through my leadership experience, I have become more comfortable in my own skin, especially with my friends. You have to be involved, to make yourself your known.
Anne Laughlin, Class of 2016 Secretary
Conferences and On-campus Speakers
Each year Nichols hosts the Empowering Women in Business conference which is held on the Nichols Campus. Female junior and senior students are eligible to attend.