College is a critical place for identity development for students and administrators. The balance between building professional competencies for self while supporting student development can sometimes be challenged by microaggressions experienced in the workplace due to intersections of identity.
The NASPA Knowledge Communities can be a good place for student affairs administrators to find a professional home where they can find support systems to develop strategies for overcoming challenges faced. Although women students may be the majority within higher education today, female faculty and administrators have not yet achieved equity in numbers, positions, salaries, or status (Chamberlain, 1991; Chliwniak, 1997; Fogg, 2003; Nidiffer, 2001; Shavlik & Touchton, 1984; Tinsley, Secor, & Kaplan, 1984; Touchton & Davis, 1991). In addition, women of color and various ethnicities may encounter microaggressions and/or need help with navigating multiple identities in the workplace.
This live briefing is to allow women from all identities to reflect and hear about best practices in self-care and providing allyship in supporting women from multiple-identities.
- be able to discover how race and ethnicity plays a part in being a woman in student affairs;
- be able to define intersectionality and microaggressions ;
- be able to discuss best practices in supporting women with multiple identities; and
- learn ideas about how best to become allies to women with multiple identities.