Women Mentoring Programs


RISE (Resources Inspiring Student Excellence) is a program established Spring 2015 through the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services Office that provides an opportunity for women to connect to CPCC resources and build professional relationships.  All CPCC female students are encouraged to participate.

For More information: RISE

Ruth Shaw Scholars is a Women’s Leadership Program named after Central Piedmont Community College's (CPCC) second college president,who wanted a unique student program aimed to:

  • Connect women students to one another and to a supportive network of community mentors.
  • Inspire women students to assume positions of leadership and to celebrate their individual and collective achievements.
  • Nurture female student leaders by encouraging and demonstrating critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and problem-solving strategies.
  • Foster a deeper awareness of the many roles women play and their contributions to society.

For more information, click here: Ruth Shaw Scholars.


Positive Community for Women (PCW) is a female empowerment program housed in the Counseling department and created by Danielle Dosunmu, M.Ed. in the Fall semester of 2011 with the purpose to positively impact participants’ academic experiences and provide a support system to ensure student success.

For more information, click here: Positive Community for Women.