Women’s Center at Virginia Tech celebrates 25 years

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As we celebrate International Women’s Day, the Women’s Center at Virginia Tech is also celebrating a milestone in their history. 

This year marks the 25 anniversary.

“To promote a Virginia Tech Community that is safe, that’s equitable, that’s supportive for women and that also celebrates women’s achievements and experiences, and diversity” said  Anna Lomascolo, Co Director of the Women’s Center at Virginia Tech. 

That’s the mission Director Anna Lomascolo, says helped to start the Center back in 1994. 

“Virginia Tech administrators, faculty, staff, and graduate students who really wanted to see a dedicated space at the university where we would advance the experiences, the voices, elevate the experiences of women at the university,” said  Anna Lomascolo, Co Director of the Women’s Center at Virginia Tech. 

Fast forward 25 years later and they are still dedicated to that mission. 

“Keep on keeping on. Right. Some of these issues, they don’t get resolved overnight,” said  Anna Lomascolo, Co Director of the Women’s Center at Virginia Tech. 

One of the center’s biggest accomplishments has been to get breastfeeding areas in campus buildings. 

“Now when new buildings are constructed, they have to consider dedicated space for women to express breast milk,” said  Anna Lomascolo, Co Director of the Women’s Center at Virginia Tech.    

Anna says to her, celebrating International Women’s Day is a time to come together and reflect. 

“Just a moment to take pause and realize that no matter where you are around the globe,  it’s a time of solidarity to come together and celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of women everywhere and that’s in the political realm. That’s in the cultural realm, that’s in the economic realm, you name it,” said  Anna Lomascolo, Co Director of the Women’s Center at Virginia Tech. 

And hope that the Women’s Center at Virginia Tech can spark that change for the next 25 years to come.

For events the Women’s Center is hosting, click here
 

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