UMass Amherst Everywoman's Center

The Center for Women and Community

Empowerment Support Groups

  • Mindfulness and Mood: Empowerment Skills for Women
    Ruled by Anxiety, Mood or Emotions?
    Gain Skills that will help you to reduce anxiety, improve mood and relationships, relax your body and quiet your mind and gain greater emotional balance. This five session group will focus on the unique stresses facing women and will offer skills for women to manage anxiety, mood and emotions and to empower women in their everyday lives. Join us in a safe and supportive space!
    Free of charge and open to women from UMass, Five Colleges and the surrounding community. Registration and pre-group meeting required.
  • Latina Women’s Discussion Groups
    A discussion-based educational group for Latina women: exploring what it means to
    be a Latina immigrant in today's culture. New
    members are welcome.
    Available in multiple locations at a range of dates and times in Amherst
  • Women in Academia: Surviving the Dissertation
    Women in academia frequently feel isolated when confronting the hurdles that can interfere with the successful completion of the dissertation and transitioning into early career professionals. This group will provide a space for women to build a supportive network and to discuss issues that are particular to women in various stages of the dissertation process. Meetings will open dialogue around multiple aspects of personal identity (e.g., race, class, orientation, ability, etc) that intersect with gender during this process and aim to help women in academia find and use their voice. Members will also use the group to identify tangible weekly goals, to share their victories, and to discuss personal challenges with group support and feedback.
    This is being facilitated by Mamta Dadlani, PhD.
  • Can you hear me? Real Talk among undergraduate Women of Color
    Women of color face a unique set of challenges when adjusting to college life. This group will provide a space for undergraduate women of color to identify and explore their academic, social, and familial experiences while providing and receiving support from each other and building community. Meetings will open dialogue around multiple aspects of identity including race, gender, class, orientation, ability, etc and the experiences associated with these identities on campus. Topics may include:developing relationships with partners, friends and family;adjusting to independence in college and changing community contexts; exploring racial, gender, and other aspects of identity; building community and peer connections; negotiating interpersonal and institutional conflict; identifying and addressing academic challenges and goals.

Do you have a suggestion for a group?

We welcome your requests.

To Register

Call 413-545-0883