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Women's Mentoring Program @ Tarleton

Who are we?

The Tarleton Women’s Mentoring Program (TSU WMN) is an informal group focused on providing a sense of community, mentoring connections, networking opportunities, and social and professional development for women who are part of Tarleton’s faculty and staff. TSU WMN hosts a Women-in-Leadership Speaker’s Series, provides short-term mentoring opportunities, and helps to connect members to external resources such as the Texas Women in Higher Education network. Participate as much or as little as your time allows – we’d love to see you!

Getting Involved

TSU WMN hosts a variety of connection opportunities each semester. Please join us when your schedule allows at the following activities. Click the GET INVOLVED button to be added to our email and calendar invites. Our meetings are focused on learning from women in various leadership roles and conversations about a variety of topics and trends. Come and go as you can. Click the GET INVOLVED button to receive Zoom invites.

Spring 2022 Schedule -- Summer and Fall '22 Schedule to be updated soon
Date Time Topic
Wednesday, Jan. 26 12:05pm - 12:55 pm on Zoom Mentoring Moment: Finding your Stride
Facilitator: Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason
Wednesday, Feb. 9 12:05pm - 12:55 pm on Zoom Mentoring Moment: Exploring Career Opportunities while Managing Current Needs
Facilitators: Drs. Helvie-Mason & Maben
Wednesday, Feb. 23 12:05pm - 12:55 pm on Zoom Mentoring Moment: Creating and Maximizing your Mentoring Network
Facilitator: Dr. Elizabeth Wallace
Wednesday, March 9 12:05pm - 12:55 pm on Zoom Mentoring Moment: Communication Strategies for Effective Leadership
Wednesday, March 23 12:05pm - 12:55 pm on Zoom Mentoring Moment: Celebrating Women's History Month
Facilitator: Dr. Sarah Maben
Texas Women in Higher Education Annual Conference - March 27-29 in Austin
Wednesday, April 6 12:05pm - 12:55 pm on Zoom Mentoring Moment: Dr. Rupa Iyer
Facilitator: Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason
Wednesday, April 20 12:05pm - 12:55 pm on Zoom Mentoring Moment: Career Coach Laurel Iverson Hitchcock, Ph.D., MPH, LICSW
Facilitator: Dr. Nathalie Jones

Executive Team (2022-2024)

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Chair: Dr. Lora-Helvie-Mason Student Affairs and Communications helviemason@tarleton.edu 
Dr. Kayon Barrett Chemistry, Geosciences & Physics kbarrett1@tarleton.edu
Michele Hancock Accreditation and Compliance Specialist mhancock@tarleton.edu 
Dr. Rebecca Morrow Criminal Justice rmorrow@tarleton.edu
Dr. Therese Pennell English and Languages pennell@tarleton.edu
Stephanie Sharpe Assistant Director for Athletic Performance ssharpe@tarleton.edu

Our History

TSU WMN began from a writing accountability group designed to provide a forum and motivation to help women achieve their research goals. Over time, that group’s conversations shifted to more general support, encouragement, and mentoring. From those humble roots, the TSU WMN was born in connection with the Texas Women in Higher Education (TWHE) and Texas A&M System goals to provide support to women in the academy. TSU WMN was formally created in August 2019 and continues to provide various forms of support for Tarleton Women. Tarleton’s TWHE institutional representative is Lora Helvie-Mason, who can be contacted by email at helviemason@tarleton.edu or phone at 254-968-9081.

2020-2022 Executive Team Members: Dr. Nathalie Jones, Social Work; Dr. Sarah Maben, Communication Studies; Dr. Sharon Ross, Education; Dr. Misty Smith, Social Work; Dr. Elizabeth Wallace, Student Affairs; Chair: Dr. Lora-Helvie-Mason, Student Affairs and Communications

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TWHE Annual Conference

Each year, women in higher education from around the state convene to share research and insights as well as network and support each other. The Texas Women in Higher Education 2023 Conference is March 26-28 in Denton, Texas. The deadline for presentation and workshop submissions is typically early to mid-December and scholarships are available to help with registration costs. More information is available on the TWHE website.