Empowering Women of Color: Strengthening a Growing Intersectional Community

Kori Cooper ’21, Seojin Park ’21, and Lorena Rodriguez ’21 share what the student organization means to them.

Women of color make up nearly 20 percent of Columbia Law School’s student body. Now in its 10th year, student organization Empowering Women of Color (EWOC) supports this community and helps individuals face challenges through mentorship and professional development opportunities as well as academic and social events. The organization’s members represent a wide range of ethnicities, nationalities, orientations, and beliefs. “EWOC is here to support women of color in all that they need,” says secretary Lorena Rodriguez ’21, “emotionally, professionally, academically.”