Virtual WOW 2020
November 6-7, 2020
Registration opens October 2020!

Welcome to Virtual WOW 2020! We are excited to bring a dynamic WOW experience to you this year—wherever you are in the world! As we continue to finalize this year’s powerful programming, you can check out a preview below.

Please check back for updates on this page and on OWU's Alumni & Friends page, and keep an eye out for a save-the-date and invitation in your mailbox/inbox. Questions? Please contact Katie Webster, Director of Alumni Engagement, at See you in November!

Virtual WOW 2020 Schedule of Events

Friday, November 6, 7:00 pm

WOW Welcome and Keynote address with Maggie Smith '99

Maggie Smith is the author of Keep Moving (Simon & Schuster, 2020), Good Bones (Tupelo Press, 2017), The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison (Tupelo Press, 2015), Lamp of the Body (Red Hen Press, 2005), and three prizewinning chapbooks. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Smith is a freelance writer and editor.

Saturday, November 7 (schedule & topics subject to change; all times are EDT)

11:00 a.m.: Optional virtual breakfast or lunch

11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.- Track 1 

  • Know your value/personal brand
  • Then & Now—OWU activism across generations. Faculty moderated with a particular focus on women and black women in particular

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.- Track 2

  • Setting boundaries—the ongoing struggle with balancing life
  • Psychological impact of COVID-19—faculty moderated panel on how this pandemic has disrupted lifestyles and perpetuated feelings of isolation

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.-  Mindfulness break

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.- Closing Track/Interactive Session

  • Importance and Power of Language- An examination and discussion of media-gendered messages and immense pressures women face in society today.

Want to relive the magic of the inaugural Women of Ohio Wesleyan forum, held in September 2016? Click here to learn more about the the program and attendees.

WOW Leadership Committee

Diane Petersen '66, Chair
Nancy Williams '72
Ann Muenster-Nuiry '73
Laurie Baer '83
Andrea Hedrick '86
Amy Prosenjak '94
Ericka Greene '04
Jennifer Brodie '04
Liz Long Downey '06

          Samantha Sharpe '09     
    Rachel Vinciguerra '14
Shelli Reeves '16
Emma Nuiry '17

Women of Ohio Wesleyan


Mowry Alumni Center