coffee with cool women

The SIUE Women’s Studies Program is proud to sponsor


coffee with cool women

conversations with women of imagination and accomplishment

This program originated in a series of conversations with successful women about their career paths.  As one might expect, many cited long-term relationships with mentors in their field as crucial to their choices, but, more surprisingly, they also spoke about much briefer encounters with women who made them think, “Wow.  I want to do that.  I can do that.”  Coffee With Cool Women, then, is a series of one-hour conversations in which “cool women”—women who have chosen interesting, challenging, and sometimes unconventional careers—meet with a small group of SIUE students to talk about the pleasures, frustrations, and surprises of their professional lives thus far.  The setting is casual, the conversation is candid, and the coffee is fresh.

All CWCW sessions are held in the Women’s Studies Office (Peck 3407) and seating is limited.  To reserve your space, contact Prof. Catherine Seltzer, or at 618-650-2256.

Fall 2014 cwcw to be announced soon!

Our Cool Women Hall of Fame:

Karin Caito, US Drug Enforcement Agency

Nancy Cambria, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter

Dail Chambers, Artist/Activist, and Co-Founder of YeYo Arts Collective and the Gya Galllery,

Joann Condellone, Midwife, Activist

Dr. Elizabeth Ferries-Rowe, Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University

Bev George, enterpeneur

Prof. Jennifer Horney, Deputy Director, UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness  

Elizabeth Massie, Writer, Producer, and Director (Here’s a link to her documentary Companeras)

Tanya Patton, Principal N.O.  Nelson School

Caroline Pender, Owner, 222 Bakery

Lt. Carole Presson, Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Andi Smith, entrepreneur/owener Beyond Timbuktu

Monica Stump,  Human Trafficking Specialist, U.S. Prosecutor’s Office

Veronique LaCapra, biologist and science reporter for 90.6 KWMU St. Louis Public Radio.

Elise Waldman, Genome Analyst


Genome AnalystWMST Office ~ Peck Hall 3407 ~ Campus Box 1350 ~ 618-650-5060 ~ siuewmst@gmailcom