Women’s Leadership Network conference opens Oct. 29

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Women’s Leadership Network conference opens Oct. 29

The event will begin with a guided discussion about career development in graduate school and then transition into a Q&A session.
The Nebraska Women's Leadership Network Fall Conference will be on Friday, October 29 at the Wick Alumni Center

The Nebraska Women’s Leadership Network will hold its annual fall conference on Oct. 29, at the Wick Alumni Center, 1520 R St., celebrating more than two decades of professional development, mentoring and personal growth among women connected to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

The conference, “Passion to Purpose,” features a day full of interactive activities, networking and speakers, with a keynote address from Whitney Hinshaw Sullivan, a 2011 and 2014 graduate. Sullivan is a leadership and life coach who advocates leadership and lifestyle education emphasizing the mastery of social, emotional and somatic skills.

Participants must register. The registration deadline is Oct. 22. The cost to attend the conference for non-students is $75. Students may register for $20, and members of the Student Alumni Association may register at no cost.

University students are also invited to a special event on Oct. 28 with Janessa Hageman, assistant director for the College of Business Career Center.

Some of the featured speakers at the conference include:

  • Dominique Kelley-Johnson — Former Nebraska women’s basketball player and head girls basketball coach at Lincoln High School.

  • Aakriti Agrawal — Co-founder of Girls Code Lincoln, a local nonprofit organization that works to bridge the gender gap in technology.

  • Paska Juma — Black Leaders Movement organizer, entrepreneur, and social justice activist.

  • Rebel Sjeklocha — A senior agricultural and environmental sciences communication major, member of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program, and small business owner.

  • Paul Read – Professor of horticulture and viticulture, and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Fruit Science.

The Nebraska Women’s Leadership Network, formerly known as Cather Circle, is a program of the Nebraska Alumni Association that promotes the growth and education of women and creates a nationwide network of women leaders who each have ties to the university. Network events are held throughout the year with conferences hosted twice each year.

For more information, contact Maria Muhlbach at 402-472-4218 or email mmuhlbach@huskeralum.org.

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