Women's Leadership Summit | March 6, 2018

Conference Co-Chairs Tasha M. Myers, Director of Student Leadership & Involvement, and Kirstin Maanum, Women's Education Specialist of the Women's Resource Center, invite you to the Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS). WLS aims for women to feel more confident as leaders by helping them build valuable skills and support networks. The program will include a keynote speaker, program sessions, and the opportunity to network with others interested in supporting women’s leadership.  

Power to Define

As women, we are often asked to define the elements that make up our lives. How do you define feminism? What does it mean to be a good mentor, friend, parent, or partner? The questions are seemingly endless. As time goes on, however, we learn that the only correct definitions for these elements are our own.

The 2018 Women's Leadership Summit, The Power to Define, will encourage and allow space for participants to explore what leadership means to them. All breakout sessions will provide participants knowledge, skills, and/or experience that will offer a foundation for them to inform their definition.

We are looking forward to the opportunity to explore our individual definitions of leadership with participants, breakout session facilitators, and keynote speakers on March 6, 2018!

About The Keynote

Mujer Soy: Reclaiming Identity, Sisterhood, and Mujerismo

"Yo no vengo a disculparme, mujer soy y lo sere..." Let's face it, the personal is political, and identifying as a womyn of color often means navigating a world of silence and lack of power-full spaces. Join the womyn of Las Cafeteras in an interactive dialogue focused on breaking down social and cultural influences on female identity, perceptions of gender, privilege & power, and reclaiming the diversity of womyn's experiences. Through activities centered around storytelling, self-care, and sisterhood we will reinterpret our her-story and its place in building healthy communitites. 

                  Denise Carlos of Las Cafeteras                                                                          

                                             Denise Carlos, MSW                                                     
                                (Vocals, Jarana Primera, Zapateado, Glockenspiel)                                  


We are grateful to our sponsors who help us provide a worth-while event each year. There are two ways that University departments and community partners can engage as a sponsor.

  • Student Sponsors: These Sponsors enable students to attend the Women’s Leadership Summit by covering the registration fee at $5.00 per student. Departments will recieve a Promo Code for their students to use, or be offered to students at large who are in need of sponsorship.
  • Conference Sponsors: The Women’s Leadership Summit could not happen without the support of our Conference Sponsors. We accept donations of any amount that go towards the logistics of the conference.

For more information about sponsorship, please contact Teresa Pond.

Event Information

Pre-resgistraion has closed. All others will need to register at the event. See you Tuesday!

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If you are being sponsored by a University department or organization, please be sure to enter the Promo Code at check out. Be mindful that it is case sensitive.

Student participants who want to attend the Women’s Leadership Summit and are in need of sponsorship, please email
Teresa Pond.

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