Abigail Vervaeke, a second year student at Simmons University, is a student interested in women and the workplace. She is active with the student government association, as well as a mentor with Strong Women Strong Girls. Abby recently completed World Challenge at Simmons where she, along with a group of other students, developed solutions around issues related to breastfeeding and infant nutrition.
As a Newman Civic Fellow, I plan on exploring the topic of enhancing women's voices in the workplace. I am interested in finding ways to improve the way women apply for jobs, negotiate salaries, and ultimately function professionally. For my project, I would help students improve skills necessary for success at work through a variety of workshops and speakers.