The Women’s Outreach Center offers meaningful programing touching upon the experiences of students, faculty, and staff who live as women. From in-depth discussions of literature, to the issues women encounter on a daily basis, the WOC serves to equip and empower women with the knowledge and skills to serve them long after they graduate from UCO. A major part of the mission of the Women’s Outreach Center is to connect women with the resources to help them step into roles of leadership, both in the campus community, and in the wider world. The Women’s Outreach Center is collaborating with Dr. Nadia Al-Aboody of Southern Technical University in Al-Basrah, Iraq to create a Women’s Leadership Cohort program in Iraq. The program will consist of public speaking, networking, and professional communication, adapted for Iraqi culture. In November 2019, components of the program will be utilized for a nationwide university conference for Iraqi women in STEM majors.