Women’s Center

Established in 1993, the Women's Center serves as a resource on women’s issues and works to promote an atmosphere of diversity

A leader and resource committed to advocating for equality and social justice, the Women’s Center offers comprehensive, specialized services that range from time management support to leadership training with an emphasis on the value of networking.

The Women's Center offers educational programs and events related to:

  • Discussions, lectures, workshops and performances from women in Hampton Roads community as well as locally, nationally and globally acclaimed female authors, scholars, artists and leaders
  • Leadership development
  • Career development and life skill enhancement
  • Communication and leadership development
  • Health, wellbeing, healthy relationships and violence prevention
  • Social and professional networking opportunities

Coming up!

14th Annual Women's Leadership BreakfastMicky Nye
Tuesday, May 10
8 – 10 a.m. 
Chesapeake Campus Student Center, Chesapeake Bay Room

Featured speaker is Michelle "Micky" Nye, president of Farm Fresh Food and Pharmacy. Two student awards, the Mary Pat Liggio Student Leadership Award and the Dr. Alexsandria Manrov STEM Award, will be presented.

Tickets are $40. Register online by May 3.

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Other special programs include:

  • Career development - Through our Career Speaker Series and site visits, students are encouraged to explore their fields of choice. Our programs focus on nontraditional fields and STEM careers.
  • Coaching and Mentoring - Pairs students with professionals for one-on-one discussion
  • Office of Pregnant and Parenting Student Services – Provides special support to pregnant and parenting students
  • Women Inspiring Self-Empowerment (W.I.S.E.) – Prepares students for leadership and civic engagement  with mentorship and service projects

The TCC Women’s Center also sponsors special events at the college in celebration of Women’s History Month in March, develops special programming for Intimate Partner Violence in October, campaigns for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April and hosts the annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast each spring.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) in Virginia Beach and Tidewater Community College co-sponsored a day-long STEM conference for middle school-aged girls and their parents or guardians at the Advanced Technology Center at the Virginia Beach Campus.

Contact the Women's Center

Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chesapeake Campus

George Pass Building, Room 194
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Norfolk Campus

Student Center, Room 5306 (3rd floor)
300 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Portsmouth Campus

Student Center, Room E109
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth 23701

Virginia Beach Campus

Building A (Princess Anne), Room A115
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453


TCC celebrates Women's History Month 2016

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Carol Curtis, owner of Noah Enterprises, is an active volunteer with the TCC Women's Center


Tony and Monica Brothers donate $25,000 to TCC Women's Center


The Women's Center at Tidewater Community College offers comprehensive, specialized services to educate, empower, enhance and engage women so they can define, pursue and achieve their academic, professional and personal goals. The Women's Center is a leader and resource on women's unique interests and is committed to advocating for equality and social justice. The Women's Center provides a safe environment and creates a campus culture for women and men to exchange ideas, network and advocate for these goals.


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Instant Career Coaching

Students will have the opportunity to speak to two professional women in one-on-one discussions, as well as in a group setting, about their chosen majors and preparation for the workplace.

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Women Inspiring Self-Empowerment (W.I.S.E)

W.I.S.E. is a leadership development program that enhances your unique approach to leadership by exposing you to different leadership styles and effective leadership skills.

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The Women’s Center Advisory Council (WCAC)

WCAC enhances the reputation and visibility of TCC by cultivating valuable connections among the Women’s Center, administrators, faculty, students, and the community. The WCAC contributes to the enhancement of women in their pursuit of the academic achievement, career aspiration, and personal development of all students served by the Women’s Center.

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Student Services Offices

Monday and Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Session Extended Hours
May 16 through May 27

Monday through Thursday -- 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chesapeake Campus

Dean James Edwards

Pass Building, Room 146
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Phone: 757-822-5115

Norfolk Campus

Dean Emanuel Chestnut

Andrews Building
315 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-822-1585

Portsmouth Campus

Dean Dana Singleton

Building A, Room 150B
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 757-822-2181

Virginia Beach Campus

Dean Marilyn Hodge

Building B (Bayside), Room B112
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 757-822-7244