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2018 Women's Leadership Conference

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Saturday, Mar 17, 2018
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM CDT
The Tiger Hotel 23 S 8th Street 65201Map Location

The Women’s Leadership Conference is an event held to coincide with Women’s History Month and is designed to bring female leaders from Mid-Missouri together to discuss the past, present, and future of women’s leadership on a global level. The conference is built upon four pillars: networking, education, empowerment and diversity.

The conference incorporates students, staff, alumni, and community members as speakers and presenters. The content highlights issues focused on women leaders in a collegiate setting and beyond. These issues will be discussed through a keynote speaker, various breakout sessions, and special presentations. Topics we hope to cover include but are not limited to visioning, work/life balance, leading with passion, feminism, self-awareness, strengths-based leadership, and professional development.

We believe everyone has the ability to lead and create positive change. The Women’s Leadership Conference is a resource for collegiate women to use as they plan and achieve their professional and personal goals. We accomplish this by embodying our four pillars throughout the conference planning process.

Our theme for 2018 is YOUnity. This year’s theme focuses on the importance of “YOUnity” and the part one woman can play in contributing to solidarity among all women – especially in a time of intense division given our social and political climate. In addition to advocating for “YOUnity,” the Women’s Leadership Conference is celebrating 150 years since the first woman was admitted to Mizzou.


Cheryl Unterschutz

Do you have a program that shows all the speakers and the content of their presentations for planning purposes?

Jennifer V Fowler

Hi Cheryl! Yes - we will have a program available about a week before the conference for attendees and presenters! A schedule of the days events has been sent to presenters, and the program will emailed as soon as its available! Please email us at if you have any additional questions!

Cheryl Unterschutz

Thank you!