April 16th Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present the speaker for our

April 16th Meeting

Shauntae Brown White, Ph.D.


The Dress for Success program


The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.  Dr. White will share with us her vision of volunteerism and its importance in our communities and in our daily lives.

Shauntae Brown White, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Mass Communication at North Carolina Central University where she also serves as the coordinator of the Women’s & Gender Studies program.  She earned a B.A. in journalism from Howard University, an M.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Alabama, and a doctorate from the University of Kansas in Communication Studies.  Dr. White’s research focuses on media images of black women, the politics of hair in the African American community, and the negotiated roles of African American pastors’ wives. She has published multiple academic articles and is co-editor of the upcoming book, Being Mara Brock Akil: Television Representations of Black Womanhood.  She is also the author of several books including the devotional and bible study for Communication Matters: 31-Days to Speaking Life into Your Relationships and The First Lady: African American Pastors’ Wives in Their Own Voices.

For more info contact gregoria@identitywork.net.
When:   Tuesday, April 16
  5:15 pm – 5:30 pm     Network
  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm     Program
  7:00 pm – 7:30 pm     Business Meeting
Where:  Chavis Heights site, Communities in Schools of Wake County
Duke Energy Learning Center, 781 Bright Creek Way (near Ligon Middle School)