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2017 Women's Conference

March 22, 2017

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 2017 Women's Conference theme is "Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor & Business".  This will be the 10th annual Women's Conference to be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student Union.

Luncheon Keynote Speaker 
Alyssa Carson

The Luncheon keynote speaker for the 2017 conference is Alyssa Carson, Teen Astronaut-in-Training, Philanthropist, International Speaker, and Inspirational Mentor.  She has been a guest of the Steve Harvey Show, featured on BBC News and CBS News as well as a series of TEDx.

Morning Keynote Speaker
Dima Ghawi

We are excited to share that our morning keynote speaker will be Dima Ghawi ديما غاوي. Through her own personal leadership story, Dima is committed to inspiring women to attain personal and professional growth, while simultaneously helping organizations increase diversity within their leadership ranks. In addition to the morning keynote, she will also lead an empowering breakout session at the end of the conference day.

Dima is an international speaker and coach, empowering women to reimagine their potential and grow into leaders. Among many other awards, she has received the 2014 Baton Rouge Business Report's "Forty Under 40" Award and the 2016 Louisiana State University "Esprit de Femme Award."