Intersections of Identity at Work: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender (self-care and support)

with Julia R. Golden-Battle, Sofia B. Pertuz

About This Course

College is a critical place for identity development for students and administrators. The balance between building professional competencies for self while supporting student development can sometimes be challenged by microaggressions experienced in the workplace due to intersections of identity.

The NASPA Knowledge Communities can be a good place for student affairs administrators to find a professional home where they can find support systems to develop strategies for overcoming challenges faced. Although women students may be the majority within higher education today, female faculty and administrators have not yet achieved equity in numbers, positions, salaries, or status (Chamberlain, 1991; Chliwniak, 1997; Fogg, 2003; Nidiffer, 2001; Shavlik & Touchton, 1984; Tinsley, Secor, & Kaplan, 1984; Touchton & Davis, 1991). In addition, women of color and various ethnicities may encounter microaggressions and/or need help with navigating multiple identities in the workplace.

This live briefing is to allow women from all identities to reflect and hear about best practices in self-care and providing allyship in supporting women from multiple-identities. 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • be able to discover how race and ethnicity plays a part in being a woman in student affairs;
  • be able to define intersectionality and microaggressions ;
  • be able to discuss best practices in supporting women with multiple identities; and
  • learn ideas about how best to become allies to women with multiple identities.


This session is free for NASPA members, $49 for non-members. Pricing will be accurately reflected in your cart.

Accessing the Presentation

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  • You will be asked to login with your NASPA user name and password. Once you have done so, you will hit continue and be redirected to your dashboard in the Online Learning Community.

  • You will find the session listed under "Enrolled."

  • This session is recorded. By clicking into, "Contents," you will find the session recording, resources, and PowerPoint slides. You may view the materials as many times as you'd like, at whatever pace you would like.

  • If you have any difficulty accessing the materials, please contact Jace Kirschner (

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