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Women's Leadership Conference 2020: Call for Proposals

November 19, 2019

The University of Idaho and Washington State University are once again partnering to hold the annual, one-day Women's Leadership Conference, and proposals are now being accepted. The deadline for proposal submissions is Jan. 24, 2020. Learn more or submit a proposal. The president's offices of both universities are co-sponsoring the event, which will be held in Moscow April 9, 2020. The theme for the 2020 Women's Leadership Conference is "Together, We Rise." This theme speaks to a collective commitment to acknowledge, honor and celebrate difference, working together to build networks of support and strong alliances between women-identified people of diverse backgrounds, identities and experiences.

Conference Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize barriers to collaboration, women's leadership and professional opportunities and identify possible solutions.
  • Discover and build leadership skills, tools and a life-long commitment to self-evaluation.
  • Form, foster, enhance and develop open and honest relationships with people and groups who advocate for others.
  • Identify ways to empower an inclusive and supportive workplace and community irrespective of social identity, status, culture or institutional role.

Session Proposal Details

Promoting change and cultivating resilience can be challenging, particularly for women in the workplace. Although all submissions will be considered, proposals that will highlight the following topics are being sought:

  • Being influential
  • Conflict resolution
  • Cultural humility
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Financial health
  • Healthy and inclusive communication
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Individual and shared empowerment
  • LGBTQ+
  • Leadership skills
  • Leadership styles
  • Marketing yourself
  • Mentoring
  • Negotiating your worth
  • Networking and making connections
  • Resiliency
  • Sponsorship
  • Tailoring to your audience
  • Time management
  • Work-life balance

All submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of members of the conference planning team.

About the University of Idaho

The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 12,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky and Western Athletic conferences. Learn more at