Womxn's Leadership Symposium 2020

Wednesday, March 4 • 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
University Memorial Center at CU Boulder

The Womxn’s Leadership Symposium is a day-long conference created for womxn/womxn-identified staff and students. Get ready to explore a variety of ways to develop authentic and empowered leadership skills! Events include a keynote presentation; breakout sessions presented by CU students, staff and faculty; networking; lunch; and a community-based closing activity to keep your leadership momentum going throughout the semester.

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The Womxn’s Leadership Symposium highlights existing CU Boulder leadership resources and provides a place for students, staff and faculty to connect and collaborate.

The Womxn’s Leadership Symposium seeks to explore the variety of ways authentic leadership is present in our communities, empower confidence in leadership styles and practices, and engage the resiliency in tomorrow’s leaders with CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

Conference Schedule

8-8:45 a.m.                     Registration and Refreshments
8:45-9:45 a.m.                Open, Welcome and Networking Activity
10-11:15 a.m.                 Breakout Sessions
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.   Breakout Sessions
12:45-2:30 p.m.              Lunch and Keynote Panel
2:30-3 p.m.                     Closing

Keynote Panel

  • Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson, Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership and Information Analytics, Leeds School of Business
  • Olivia Gardner, (Immediate Past) Director of Diversity and Inclusion, CU Student Government
  • Hannah Wilks, Director, CU Volunteer Resource Center
  • Vanessa Roberts, Executive Director, Project VOYCE

Breakout Sessions

10-11:15 a.m.

Directing My Story into Inspired Action
Aspen Rooms
April Abernethy, CU Career Services

HerStories from the Saddle: The Bike and Social Equity
UMC 415
Kelsey Brackley, CU Bike Program Manager

High-performance Leadership for Women in Male-dominated Industries
UMC 417
Carissa Jaquish-Rocha, Public Safety Program Manager
Paula Balafas, CUPD Police Commander

Supportive Strategies for Working Moms
UMC 386
Namita Mehta, Learning Experience Designer
Sarah Wise, DAT Facilitator
Blair Young, ASSETT Innovation Catalyst

Empowerment Through Movement
UMC 457 (DSCC)
Chelsea Magyar, Graduate Student

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Build Your Own House: How to Engage Post-traumatic Growth to Enact Your Career Dreams
Aspen Rooms
Lindsay Lam, Co-founder, Voice Hands Heart

Your Richest Life: Financially Free 2020
UMC 415
Carissa Krug, Purchasing and Receiving Agent

Building Blocks of Asset-based Community Development
UMC 386
Amanda Scuderi and Sophia Surage, CU Volunteer Resource Center

CANCELED: At What Cost? How Much is my Energy Worth as a Woman?
UMC 457 (DSCC)
Elana Benitez, Hall Director

Thank you to the Division of Students Affairs and ODECE for their support of the Womxn’s Leadership Symposium. Thank you as well to the committee and their departments for supporting the leadership learning, development and engagement of CU Boulder women/woman-identified staff and students: Career Services, Center for Inclusion and Social Change, Center for Student Involvement, New Student and Family Programs, University of Colorado Student Government and University Memorial Center.