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The Gold Program

At The Women’s College of Brenau University

Envisioning the Future,
Honoring the Legacy

Since 1878, The Women’s College of Brenau University has provided a transformative experience that empowers women to thrive personally and professionally. Studies show a women’s college education instills in women both the confidence and capacity to be successful. At Brenau, the GOLD Program within The Women’s College offers its students the skills, tools and education they need to become visionary leaders in their future careers.

Each year of the GOLD Program emphasizes carefully chosen themes, a dynamic speaker series bringing compelling leaders who are trailblazers in their fields, specialized professional development opportunities, and mentoring and advising from a personalized Gold Team to prepare these women to meet the challenges of the future. At the heart of the GOLD Program are its four elements: service, leadership, inclusion, and the advancement of accomplished women in a competitive global society.


Celebrating sisterhood and empowering women to take on the world

  • Courses encouraging gender awareness
  • Themed programming that fosters a spirit of sisterhood
  • First-Year Experience introducing students to the principles of GOLD


Encouraging personal responsibility and civic engagement

  • Directed service learning
  • Golden Portfolio, a digital artifact for the job market
  • Communication skills for mediation and individual growth


Preparing dynamic leaders for Brenau and beyond

  • Capstone women’s leadership experience
  • Dynamic career development, including internship opportunities
  • Preparation for graduate school and post-baccalaureate programs


Expanding perspectives through global vision and inclusivity

  • International perspectives and global experiences
  • Presentation of intercultural research
  • Experiential learning through study abroad

Benefits to Students

  • Leadership skills
  • Professional preparation
  • Community of women
  • Innovative curriculum
  • Career opportunities
  • Intercultural experience
  • Meaningful service
  • Workplace readiness


If you are an individual or organization committed to our mission in The Women’s College of Brenau University and you would like to partner with the GOLD Program, please contact:

Dr. Debra Dobkins
Dean of The Women’s College

The Gold Speaker Series

The GOLD Speaker Series brings compelling leaders who are trailblazers in their fields to speak to Brenau students and the community as an ongoing component of The Women’s College’s GOLD Program. Each year, the program emphasizes one of four carefully chosen themes, including Gender awareness, Ownership of personal responsibility and civic engagement, Leadership and Diversity.

Learn more about the Gold Speaker Series

Conflict Resolution Workshop

Transformative Mediation: A Focus on Relationships

Preserving a relationship may be more important than solving a problem.

Oct. 9, 12:30 p.m. – Zoom Webinar

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The Women’s College of Brenau University provides a transformative experience that educates and empowers students to thrive personally and professionally, offering an inclusive environment that challenges women to fulfill their potential as scholars and leaders capable of changing the world.

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