Join Women in Mission Kickoff Lunches

Posted: October 16, 2023

By: Center for Jesuit Education

Dear Campus Community,

The Center for Jesuit Education is excited to announce the revival of Women in Mission and the launch of its affinity space, Women of Color in Mission

Founded in 2009, Women in Mission (WIM) is the umbrella community for staff and faculty women from all racial/ethnic backgrounds and across units/disciplines at Seattle University to come together regularly for prayer, reflection, volunteer service and community-building. 

Launching fully this year is Women of Color in Mission (WOCIM), an affinity space within Women in Mission specifically for staff and faculty who self-identify as women of color with one or more minoritized racial identities at Seattle University. Women of Color in Mission is considered part of the Women in Mission community.

These are meant to be welcoming and supportive communities for women new to or familiar with Women in Mission.   We invite you to join us for one or both of the following Fall events:


“A Space for Belonging”
Thurs, Oct. 26 | Noon–1:30 p.m. Lunch and Program
Casey Commons (5th floor)

Please read Women of Color in Mission invitation letter which offers more insight on the experience itself.



“The Gifts of Women Leading and Living the Mission”
Thursday, Nov. 2 | 12:15 p.m. gather for lunch, 12:30-1:30 p.m. program
STCN 210 (Zoom link available for listening in)
With presenter Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, PhD

 "If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader." –Dolly Parton

The Women in Mission Advisory Team of the Center for Jesuit Education invites you to join a supportive community of staff and faculty to pause and be nourished in community with other women across campus. Inspired by presenter Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, Ph.D. (Vice President for Mission Integration), we will reflect on the unique gifts of women leading in an Ignatian way, and on what keeps us grounded as we try to live out the mission at Seattle University.

An online option will be available for those who would like to listen in on Zoom. Online participants will not be able to ask questions or be in small groups.  Please indicate your desire for this online option on this information and registration form.  An Outlook calendar invite with Zoom link will follow.


Whether or not you can attend the event/s, please fill out this information and registration formThis will help us to determine how many to expect for lunch and especially if you are brand new to the WIM/WOCIM communities, to update our listservs. After RSVPing, you will receive an Outlook meeting request for the event/s you can attend. 

If you have any questions, please contact Women in Mission

We hope to see you there!

Andrea Fontana, Associate Director, Center for Jesuit Education
Paige Gardner, Program Coordinator, Women of Color in Mission