August 25, 2014

Proposals sought for women’s leadership conference

The inaugural SIU Women’s Leadership Conference is accepting proposals from faculty, staff and graduate students for its event on Sept. 19 at the Student Center. The conference, which will be open to undergraduate students and high school seniors, will focus on developing future women leaders. 

The conference will also give high school students an opportunity to visit the university and gain insight on programming.  The conference focus is on students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), along with business and agricultural fields, but all students are welcome to attend. 

Mallory Johnston, a NASA engineer and 3-D project manager, is the keynote speaker. More information on the conference and proposal format is available here

Proposal topics may include: 

  • Career development – including  attire, interviewing skills, resume building, presentations, negotiating and etiquette.
  • Leadership development.
  • Women in STEM, agriculture, and business fields.
  • Mentoring/professional networking
  • Women in higher education
  • Work/school life balance
  • Undergraduate/graduate school preparation
  • Personal Branding
  • Women’s health, sex education and prevention.
  • Transitioning from high school to college
  • Undeclared students
  • Public speaking and professional presentation skills 

For more information or if there are any questions regarding proposals, contact Amber Manning-Ouellette, director of enrollment management, College of Business, at 618/453-7494.