This badge/button was worn by Joy Lynne “Jodi” Wetzel (1943–2009). Jodi Wetzel became interested in feminism while working on her Ph.D. degree in American studies at the University of Minnesota in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In 1973 she became assistant director of the Minnesota Women’s Center, one of the earliest in the nation. On receiving her doctorate in 1980, Jodi assumed the directorship of the University of Denver’s women’s program. She was instrumental in bringing HERS (Higher Education Resource Services)—Midwest to the University of Denver. HERS is a leadership development and research organization that is dedicated to creating and sustaining a diverse network of women leaders in higher education. Wetzel later expanded the women’s program to Colorado Women’s College. As described on the University of Denver website, HERS offers various programs that support women in various stages of their careers, and provides participants with transformational experiences and opportunities that result in stronger institutions of higher education. HERS believes that impactful leadership not only requires women in leadership positions, but demands that each woman bring her unique voice and perspective to her leadership role. In 1986 Jodi Wetzel joined Metropolitan State University of Denver as director of the Center for Women’s Studies and Services and taught introductory courses in women’s history and feminist theory. While there she coauthored Women’s Studies: Thinking Women (1993), an interdisciplinary textbook on women’s issues.