End of the Semester Ice Cream Social

Gentle Used Bra Donation


Panel discussion: Women and Gender Equality in Academia

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Yoga to the people!

GWA cordially invites you and your friends to a very relaxing evening of Yoga! Please arrive 15 minutes before the class begins and bring your own mat if you can.

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* Donations based class.



2017/2018 GWA Welcoming Event
September 8; Postino Annex, Tempe AZ

Our 2017/2018 academic year welcoming event is finally here! Please join us to have some food, drinks and have nice conversation with new friends. Please RSVP here. A special thanks to GPSA for the support!

GPSA Graduate Student Fall Welcome
August 15; Student Services Lawn, ASU Tempe

Your 2017-2018 GWA Officers are at the Tempe campus GPSA Fall Welcome from 5-9pm! Come say hi!

2016-2017 Events

GWA x The Dignity Brigade
Saturday, March 25th; Various Locations

GWA is proud to partner with the Dignity Brigade for a Hygiene Drive to benefit the Sojourner Center, one of the Valley's oldest domestic violence shelters that serves and supports thousands of adults, children, and their pets each year. 

We will be collecting the following donation items through Saturday, March 25th, 2017 to benefit the Sojourner Center:

• Dog and Cat Food – Wet and Dry
• Kitty Litter
• Baby Wipes
• Diapers
• Shampoo and Conditioner
• Soap
• Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
• Brushes and Combs (new)
• Stick Deodorant
• New Underwear – Adult and Child (male and female)
• Tampons and Maxi Pads
• Laundry Detergent (Fragrance Free preferred)
• Socks

We have two drop-off locations at the ASU Tempe Campus:
1. Psychology Building (PSY Room #260), 950 S. McAllister Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
2. Computing Commons (CPCOM Room #474), 501 E. Orange St, Tempe, AZ 85281

Please see the attached PDF for  more information and consider donating to this generous charity with a commitment to a world free of domestic violence.


Celebrating Women!
March 18, 2017; The Empty Space Theatre
FREE Admission

The third annual Celebrating Women! event is an evening of performances that celebrate the contributions women make to our lives. Held in March as a way to purposefully to honor Women's History Month, past performances have included reading a favorite poem, blogpost, original essay or part of a book, fun facts about women in history, a dance, music, etc.

The event also includes a raffle to benefit the Sojourner Center, a local nonprofit organization that addresses the impacts of domestic violence on women, children and the Phoenix community. In our first year, we raised $100, and in our second, $315. This year, we hope to raise the bar yet again!

The event is FREE, but attendees must RSVP. Attendees will receive one free raffle ticket upon entry and can purchase additional tickets with cash or card for more chances at stellar prizes. All proceeds go to The Sojourner Center. Food will also be provided.


Reproductive Health Arizona: Public Event
(sponsored by GWA, GPSA, IHR, LCAE, Center for Biology & Society, and Creative Push

November 16, 2016; Beus Center for Law & Society, ASU Downtown Campus

GWA is proud to partner with Reproductive Health Arizona (RHAZ) for a public event.

RHAZ is a research project that addresses the cultural health of Arizona. Its goal is to foster a community of people and organizations that care about reproductive health, medicine, and biology across sectors of government, healthcare, education, research, non-profits, and industry. 

The event is FREE and only requires an RSVP. There will be opportunities to network over food and drink, followed by an art exhibit, performance, and an expert panel discussion on the topic of maternal and infant mortality. 

Hike & A Bite
October 23, 2016; Mormon Loop Trail, South Mountain

Join your GWA members and officers as we hike South Mountain's Mormon Loop Trail and grab lunch at Four Peaks restaurant afterwards! 

Temperatures will be warmer than anticipated for this time of year, with an expected high of 93 degrees, so please remember to dress appropriately, bring sunscreen, and plenty of water. Mormon Loop is ~20-minute drive from ASU's Tempe Campus. The trail is rated as moderately difficult and is known for the "Fat Man's Pass" attraction. Afterward, we'll grab at bite at Four Peaks restaurant in Tempe.

Any and all are welcome!

2015-2016 Events

Celebrating Women!
March 31, 2016; The Empty Space Theatre
FREE Admission

The second-annual Celebrating Women! event is an evening of performances that celebrate the contributions women make to our lives. Held in March as a way to purposefully to honor Women's History Month, performances may encompass anything and everything that related to the theme, such as reading a favorite poem, blogpost, original essay or part of a book, fun facts about women in history, a dance, singing a song, playing an instrument, etc. Related photographs and visual artwork will be showcased inside the venue. Additionally, a raffle/silent auction will be held to encourage donations to the Sojourner Center, the valley's largest domestic violence shelter.

If you'd like to contribute a performance, please contact GWA Co-President Sarah Jones at We welcome undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff from all departments, GWA members and non-members, and any type or level of performance!

For directions to The Empty Space at ASU's Performing and Media Arts (APMA) building click here.


Frittatas + Frida: GWA Brunch and Frida Kahlo Exhibit Opening
Saturday, October 21st; 10:00am-12:30pm

Please join the ASU Graduate Women's Association for brunch and conversation, followed by the grand opening celebration of "Frida Kahlo: Her Photos" at the Heard Museum in downtown Phoenix. 

GWA members and friends will meet for brunch at Switch, where Dr. Amira de la Garza, an Associate Professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at ASU, will lead brunch-goers in a vibrant conversation of Frida Kahlo's life and work as a cultural and historical icon. As a scholar who has extensively studied Chicana identity and culture, including Frida Kahlo's life and work, Dr. de la Garza will also share some about her research and connection to Frida.

Following brunch, we will walk to the Heard Museum. In addition to her beautiful photography collection, opening day of the exhibit will also feature DJs, a pet parade of xoloitzcuintle dogs, the "Frida Foto" booth.

Both Switch and the Heard Museum are off the Central and Encanto light rail stop. Brunch prices are between $10 and $15, and the museum admission is $7.50 for students, although some 'culture passes' granting free admission will be available first-come, first-serve).


Fall Social
September 3, 3-5pm; Postino


Celebrating Women!
March 25, 2015, 7pm; The Empty Space, Tempe Campus

Join GWA and ASU's Communication Graduate Student Association (CGSA) for an evening of performances and fun celebrating women and Women's History Month. Admission is FREE! Food and beverages will be served. Everyone who attends will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes. Additional tickets can be purchased with all proceeds going to the Sojourner Center, a local nonprofit organization which addresses domestic violence against women and children.


2nd Annual “Oral Presentation Workshop”
February 18/19/20th, 2015; Time/Location TBD

Because it was so successful last year we are bringing back this incredibly helpful workshop. During this workshop students will make 3-5 minute presentations on a topic of their choice (seriously, anything), and then receive immediate feedback from experienced instructors of public speaking and oral communication. This workshop provides the chance to hone interview, conference presentation, and job talk skills. Once we have finalized the times and locations students will have an opportunity to sign up for the workshop time that is best for them. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice your presentation style and mannerisms in a low-risk environment. If you are interested in participating, please see the listserv announcement for more information, a schedule, and a sign-up sheet. Space will be limited so as to make sure that those participating receive plenty of feedback.


"Having Children in Graduate School" Panel
January 22, 2015, 12-2pm; 
Wrigley 481, Tempe Campus

The decision to start a family is never an easy one, but when you are in graduate school there are unique set of questions to address: “Will I be able to complete my research?”, “Will I be able to finish my dissertation?”, “Will I have the support of my committee members?”, “What resources does ASU offer mothers and new parents?”, “Will having children hurt my job prospects?”, “Perhaps I should wait, but will having children as a new professor be any easier?” We have lined up an excellent and experienced panel of speakers, both graduate students and Professors.  Each panelist will talk for 10-15 minutes about their experiences and then the floor will open up for questions. This event is geared towards women and men, as well as those who aren’t even ready to have children but think it might be a possibility in the future, so spread the word and invite your friends to come along. Refreshments will be served thanks to funding from ASU's GPSA.  

To help us predict attendance please RSVP for this even here: 


Prepare your 'Elevator Speech': Pitch Your Work in Conference Settings
October 2, 2014, 11am-12pm; Memorial Union, Tempe Campus

Kammie Kobelyski, a consultant with graduate services in WP Carey, will lead this interactive panel which will replicate the experience of talking to strangers about your work at a conference without the pressures of actually being at a conference! You will learn how to create your 30 second pitch. We will demonstrate how to introduce yourself in various settings including casual events, networking events, and community events. Most importantly, we will focus on how to approach a recruiter/colleague at professional conference or hiring event. After a quick tutorial everyone will have a chance to mingle and practice talking about their work to others. Please come prepared for a lively, interactive and dynamic session!

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This workshop is part of the ASU CSW/SC Professional Development Conference. Graduate students can register to attend any of the sessions offered. The conference is completely free of charge. For more information on the conference, including all conference offerings visit


"Strategies for Happiness and Success in Graduate School" Panel
September 10, 12-2pm; Memorial Union, Rm. 236, Tempe Campus

This will be a unique panel discussion focusing on maintaining “happiness” while doing graduate work; all departments offer advice for how to be a successful graduate student, but what is the use of success if you have made yourself miserable to get there? Graduate school is a long, stressful, and sometimes isolating process, so the graduate students who are leading this panel will offer information and tips on staying happy while staying focused. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch along.


Fall Social
August 29, 3-5pm; The Handlebar Tempe

Looking for a great way to meet your fellow ASU graduate and professional students outside of ASU? Join us at our second annual fall GWA social! Come mingle, meet the officers, your reps, and relax after the first full week of school. No need to be a current member (though we can sign you up at the event), just stop in between 3-5 to take advantage of the great food and drink specials. Bring your friends along! Registration is not required, but to help us anticipate attendance please take a moment to register here: EventBrite or on our Facebook page.