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Women's Leadership Conference Schedule
8-9:30 a.m. Breakfast and Keynote
9:30-9:45 a.m. Break
9:45-10:45 a.m. Concurrent Workshops – Session I
  Leading with Vulnerability
Finding Power in your Path: Authentic leadership from Three Perspectives

The Power of "And": Identity, Intersectionality and Authentic Leadership

Cultivating our Power through Financial Feminism
10:45-11 a.m. Break
11 a.m. to noon Concurrent Workshops – Session II
  What Successful Ideas Look Like: Confronting Bias On the Record: Building a Strategic Relationship with the Media to Share your Expertise

Speaking Your Truth in Times of Peril and Times of Care: A long view of cultivating authentic leadership

Cultivating Gratitude and Joy: How to own your stories, live your values, and keep showing up
12-1 p.m. Lunch and Networking
1-2:30 p.m. Concurrent Workshops – Session III
  Finding Wonder Woman Cultivating Your Personal Leadership Brand

Leading through Narratives and Advocacy: Amplifying Our Voices

Crimson Table Talk: Decolonizing Black Women’s Identities in Higher Education
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-3:45 p.m. Concurrent Workshops – Session IV
  Self-advocacy, Self-determination, and Cultivating Your Own Brand of Leadership You’re Doing Amazing, Sweetie! Identities in Transition: Considering academic identify in contentious times
3:45-4 p.m. Break
4-5 p.m.

Closing Plenary: “Paying it Forward – A Tribute to Kelly Ward”

5-5:15 p.m. Wrap-up and Door Prizes


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