Women's Leadership Symposium

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Symposium Reflection
“Thank you to you and the team for such an incredible day at the Women’s Leadership Symposium. The opportunity for so much connection, learning and support was wonderful and something I know I’ll continue to reflect on for a long time.”

- Lauren Way, CU Boulder staff member

The Women’s Leadership Symposium is a conference focused on women’s leadership for CU Boulder staff and students. People of all genders are welcome. Get ready to explore a variety of ways to develop authentic and empowered leadership skills! More information on the 2023 symposium is coming soon. 

This year's theme is The Stories We Need: Claiming Rest, Roots, and New Realities.

Contact the center with questions.

Call for Proposals

Join us for the 2023 Women's Leadership Symposium as a presenter! 

This year's theme is The Stories We Need: Claiming Rest, Roots, and New Realities. 

We are especially interested in proposals that speak to multiple constituencies and identities within the student, staff and faculty communities here at CU Boulder, as well as collaborations between staff and students.  

The Women's Leadership Symposium seeks to explore a variety of ways women/women-identified individuals build their leadership skills and feel empowered to become tomorrow’s leaders. We are especially interested in proposals from campus-affiliated individuals and teams that will intentionally address the needs and interests of student audiences as part of the submission. Intergenerational or multi-audience proposals are also highly valued. 

We encourage staff and students to collaborate on proposal submissions that address our key pillars of Authenticity; Bravery; and Collaboration to:

  • Describe gendered challenges present at CU and in the broader workplace and bring those forward to facilitate campus-wide discussion.
  • Demonstrate a leadership style or core tenet and how attendees can operationalize this style or tenet.
  • Connect on-campus knowledge and skills to mobilize future professional pursuits. 

The Call for Proposals will close January 17, 2023 at 5 p.m. Please contact cisc@colorado.edu with any questions you have regarding the Women's Leadership Symposium!

Submit a Proposal

Past Symposiums

WLS 2022