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The annual Women’s Conference, held each year since 2008, brings together students, faculty, staff, and community members to commemorate the theme of National Women’s History Month. The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for personal and professional development that is inclusive of the needs of women, regardless of cultural background.

The 2016 Women’s Conference theme was, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service & Government.” It was held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the Cajundome Convention Center.

The keynote speaker for the 2016 conference was Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Principal at HCM Strategists, former Chief of Staff for the Louisiana Board of Regents and former Executive Vice President for the University of Louisiana System.

The conference also featured several breakout session presenters who shared expertise in areas such as health and fitness, public service, leadership and empowerment, self-defense, entrepreneurship, and the art of negotiation.

We asked our attendees what they thought of the conference by sharing their comments on our evaluation form.

Evaluation Results

There were 39 individuals who completed the evaluation form, including 10 students, 17 faculty/staff members, and 12 community members.

Our respondents had a number of reasons for attending the conference, but the most common reasons were professional development, personal development, and networking opportunities.

Our respondents had several comments and suggestions to share. Check out some of the great things they had to say about the conference below!