About Us

Mission Statement

Picture of the entrance to the CWCThe Carolina Women’s Center’s mission is to create an inclusive education and work environment where gender is not a barrier to success, difference and diversity are celebrated, and everyone is safe to live, learn, teach, and work without threat of harm or unequal treatment.

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The CWC’s Staff

Christi Hurt, Director

Christi Hurt is the CWC’s Director.  Christi is a Carolina alumna, graduating in 1993 with a BA in History and in 1998 with a Master of Public Administration degree.  She has been a lifelong advocate for women, with extensive experience in organizational development and leadership transitions.  She has worked on the local, state, and national level in nonprofit organizations that advocate for an end to violence against women.  Christi has served a principal in her own consulting firm, working on projects that focus on eliminating violence against women and children in North Carolina and across the country. Most recently, she led a project to develop a multidisciplinary plan to eliminate childhood sexual abuse across North Carolina. She worked on a national sexual assault technical assistance project and was an active trainer, facilitator and organizational development consultant.  For over nine years, she was with the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs in Olympia, Washington, serving as Acting Executive Director, Associate Director, and Member Services Director.   Contact Christi at christihurt[at]unc.edu

Maggie Grant, Program Coordinator

Maggie serves as the Program Coordinator for the CWC.  Maggie graduated from The College of William and Mary with a BA in American Studies and a minor in Sociology.  She has done extensive community service focused on homeless, rural, low-income, and disadvantaged groups, and her experience as a Community Investment Intern with United Way has given her skills in program administration and evaluation.  Contact Maggie at maggiegrant[at]unc.edu.

 CWC Student Staff

Megan%20headshot     Megan is a graduate intern and is originally from Kingsport, Tennessee. She is currently pursuing a Master in Public Administration in the School of Government and holds a BA in History and English Literature from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Megan is interested in diversity in the public sector, nonprofit management, and women’s empowerment and leadership.

IMG_20130919_222516 Joy Liburd is currently a first-year student here at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Joy is majoring in journalism and hopes to be a broadcast journalist upon graduating from the University in 2017. She is passionate about female empowerment cross-culturally, but especially within the African American community. Joy also advocates utilizing fine and performing arts in efforts dealing with gender equity. During her time at the Carolina Women’s Center, she hopes to develop programming to foster healthy homes, support for single mothers, and discipline and self-respect among women.

selfie Brandi is a work study student originally from Hendersonville, North Carolina.  She is a senior Hispanic Literature and Cultures and Women’s and Gender Studies double major.  Brandi is interested in equality, empowerment, educating the campus about interpersonal violence, and providing resources to students about these issues.

meAllison is an office assistant and is originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is currently pursuing a major in Women’s and Gender Studies with a minor in Sexuality Studies. Allison is interested in LGBTIQA issues, everyday practical feminism, sexual health/sex positivity, interpersonal violence response and prevention, and cultural diversity/visibility.

Brittanie is an office assistant at the Carolina Women’s Center and is originally from Winston-Salem, NC. She is a transfer student and a second year sophomore Pharmacy major. Brittanie is interested in gender equality, women’s empowerment, and interpersonal violence. She hopes to participate in different training opportunities on campus, so that she can be a resource to her UNC community who may have experienced interpersonal violence.

imageSammy is a 4th year student assistant at the Carolina Women’s Center. She has a major in Communications and a minor in Anthropology. She is particularly interested in how media shapes perceptions of gender, race, class, and sexuality. Her programming typically focuses on media literacy as a means to prevent interpersonal violence and enhance personal agency in decision-making.

Maria is a work-study student at the Women’s Center from Franklinton, NC. She is a junior at UNC. She is majoring in Political Science and minoring in Women and Gender Studies. Maria is interested in women’s empowerment, diversity, and helping others realize their inner feminist.

Debanjali is a sophomore volunteer and is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. Although her major is still undecided, Debanjali is interested in diversity in STEM fields, undergraduate mentoring, and women’s empowerment.