In the EmpowHER program, you won’t need to imagine what creating change with other BA Women in a dynamic environment would feel like, you’ll be living it. And as a member of both the EmpowHER program and BA Women community, you won’t be living it alone. You’ll be surrounded by a network of uplifting, inspiring women destined to make a change in the world. A BA Woman has a passion for change and the drive to go out and make it happen. Through EmpowHER, and your sisterhood of BA women, you’ll be unstoppable.


Since its inception, the mission of the BA Women’s Alliance has been to champion the educational, personal, and professional development of women for whom a small amount of support could make a significant difference.

The BA Women's Alliance gave me access to a network of women who served as a testament to the power of togetherness. This was, and continues to be, the greatest gift I received from my time in EmpowHER.

Austyn Holleman, 2018 BA Woman

The Six BA Values

We are anti-racist justice-oriented feminists.

Compassion. We are kind to others and ourselves.

Tenacity. We are determined and persistent. We stand up. We speak out.

Curiosity. We are lifelong learners and constantly growing.

Purpose. We are clear in our goals and unapologetic in our work.

Community. We pay it forward. We lift as we climb.


We are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This includes supporting women who are immigrants (including undocumented individuals and Dreamers), first-generation college students, LGBTQ+ (including nonbinary or gender non-conforming) individuals, people of color, and people with disabilities through our programs and scholarships. We support individuals and organizations who share these same values.