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Women’s Leadership Conference

Women's Leadership Conference 2021


The 14th annual Women’s Leadership Conference will be held virtually, bringing together students, faculty, staff and community members to commemorate National Women’s History Month. The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for personal and professional leadership development that is centered on the needs of women from various cultural backgrounds.

Join us on March 2-4, 2021, for three days of educational breakout sessions, inspirational awards presentations, and empowering keynote speakers.

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, March 2

1:00pm – Opening Session + Keynote
2:15pm – Breakout Session I
3:30pm – 30-Minute Mentor Session I
4:00pm – 30-Minute Mentor Session II
4:30pm – Adjournment

Wednesday, March 3

1:00pm – Virtual Awards Program
2:15pm – Breakout Session II
3:30pm – 30-Minute Mentor Session III
4:00pm – 30-Minute Mentor Session IV
4:30pm – Adjournment

Thursday, March 4

2:15pm – Breakout Session III
3:30pm – Closing Session + Keynote
4:00pm – Virtual Networking + Happy Hour
5:30pm – Adjournment

Opening Session + Keynote

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Breakout Sessions

A total of 9 breakout sessions will be held throughout the three days of the conference, spanning a variety of topics including: leadership and professional development, inclusion and social justice, health and wellness, and empowerment.

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Sarah Brabant Trailblazer Award

The Sarah Brabant Trailblazer Award was established in 2016 in honor of her service to the community and commitment to advancing women’s equity. Dr. Brabant served the University and Acadiana community selflessly as founder of the Mayor’s Commission on the Needs of Women, President of the Board of Directors for Faith House, and the professor for the first course on death and dying at UL Lafayette.

The recipient of the 2021 Sarah Brabant Trailblazer Award will be announced during the Virtual Awards Program on Wednesday, March 3 at 1:00pm.

Rising Leader Award

The Rising Leader Award, established in 2021, honors mid-career individuals who are collaborative, dedicated, passionate and inspirational leaders who have made substantial contributions to advancing leadership and gender equity.

The recipient of the 2021 Rising Leader Award will be announced during the Virtual Awards Program on Wednesday, March 3 at 1:00pm.

Emerging Leader Award

The Emerging Leader Award, established in 2020, honors early-career individuals who are collaborative, dedicated, passionate and inspirational leaders who have made substantial contributions to advancing leadership and gender equity.

The recipient of the 2021 Emerging Leader Award will be announced during the Virtual Awards Program on Wednesday, March 3 at 1:00pm.

Closing Session + Keynote

Follow our Facebook event page for more information about our closing keynote speaker!

Exhibitor Center

A number of businesses and organizations throughout the community dedicated to providing services to support women’s issues will be featured during the virtual conference in the Exhibitor Center. If you or your organization is interested in serving as an exhibitor, click here to learn more and apply!

Registration

Registration fees are as follows:

One-Day Registration -- $30
General Registration -- $75
Student Registration -- $35

Registration will open in late January 2021.