Women’s Leadership Conference

The Women’s Leadership Conference is an event held to coincide with Women’s History Month and is designed to bring female leaders from Mid-Missouri together to discuss the past, present, and future of women’s leadership on a global level. The conference is built upon four pillars: networking, education, empowerment and diversity.

Date of WLC:
Saturday, March 14th, 2015
The conference incorporates students, staff, alumni, and community members as speakers and presenters. The content highlights issues focused on women leaders in a collegiate setting and beyond. These issues will be discussed through a keynote speaker, various breakout sessions, and special presentations. Topics we hope to cover include but are not limited to visioning, work/life balance, leading with passion, feminism, self-awareness, strengths-based leadership, and professional development.

We believe everyone has the ability to lead and create positive change. The Women’s Leadership Conference is a resource for collegiate women to use as they plan and achieve their professional and personal goals. We accomplish this by embodying our four pillars throughout the conference planning process.

Networking
There is no better way to kickstart your leadership than through finding out about new opportunities. The Women’s Leadership Conference is a forum for community members to share their experiences and support each other’s’ goals.

Education
The one-day conference highlights topics and issues relating to women’s leadership in a collegiate setting and beyond. Attendees will also learn ways to improve their leadership skills and how to utilize their personal strengths.

Empowerment
Our conference revolves around women’s leadership as we believe forefront women are underrepresented in many professional fields. The conference allows for participants to connect and engage with a community that supports the success of other women. We believe inspiring one another to succeed empowers one’s own leadership capacity.

Diversity
We believe diversity is a key to success. We strive to provide an inclusive environment for all members of the community, regardless of gender, age or other identity pieces. Presentations and other activities are selected to provide participants with a variety of options to enhance their conference experiences and aid in their leadership development.

Organizers
The Women’s Leadership Conference is a collaboration between the Center for Leadership & Service and the Women’s Center.

The best part of WLC is the fact that it introduces and encourages the concept of mentorship among women in our community. It’s a forum for learning about what the power of our peers can do for us.Hilary Weaver