Women’s Summit 2010: Our Climate, Our Culture

March 19, 2010
Mike and Josie Harper Center, Room 3023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Climate:  An environment in which a person works and learns.


Culture:  Shared symbols, behavior patterns, norms, and values that make up the essence of the university environment.

Summit: A meeting to discuss a matter of great importance.

Women’s Summit 2010:  A meeting of female faculty, staff and administrators to discuss Creighton University’s climate and culture and propose solutions to issues of common concern.


 FINAL SUMMIT REPORT:  In order to share our discussions with campus, the Committee is pleased to publish our report including a summary of the Summit's discssions and anticipated next steps. 

The Committee on the Status of Women invited all female faculty, staff and students to the inaugural Women’s Summit: Our Climate, Our Culture.  


Many women on campus have talked about the power of coming together to share our personal and collective stories.  The Committee's Advocacy and Leadership subcommittee planned a day long meeting of women on campus to:

  • listen to one another's stories
  • hear how others seek balance between life commitments, including work, school, family, volunteering, and other obligations
  • brainstorm how we can come together to further advance the status of women at Creighton University


Through the course of the day, students, faculty and staff worked together to hear the voices of our campus community, meeting new people and working together to identify common themes.


The Committee on the Status of Women's inaugural Summit featured a keynote address by Professor Christine Wiseman, J.D.  The day's conversations were facilitated by Sr. Maureen Fay, O.P., Ph.D.  Discussions occured in small working groups and during lunch.