Women's Leadership Conference Registration System

Registration is now closed. If you have questions, please contact Heather Finch at finchhm@auburn.edu or 334-844-4289.

On Thursday, March 24th and Friday, March 25th, the Auburn University Women's Center will hold its annual Women's Leadership Conference at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center. The theme for the event is "Resilient Women." Registration will begin on Friday, March 25th at 8 a.m., and the conference will conclude at 2 p.m. The Conference will explore the ways that women have been resilient through a variety of experiences. Panels and a keynote speaker will speak on what their experiences as resilient women have been as well as empower and educate attendees on how they too can be resilient women. The conference will offer an array of workshops on topics that further personal development. The conference is open to all students, faculty and staff, and members of the community. The registration fee of $25 includes lunch and full conference participation.

For more information, contact Heather Finch, finchhm@auburn.edu 


March 24, 2016 | 6 pm | The Hotel at Auburn and Dixon Conference Center | Ballroom B (FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

Resilient Women Panel featuring –

Dr. Julia Charles – Assistant Professor of English at Auburn

Ashley Edwards – Auburn alumna

Kim Evans – Ovarian cancer survivor

Meg McGuffin – Miss Alabama and Auburn alumna

Please join us for a reception immediately following the panel!


March 25, 2016 | The Hotel at Auburn and Dixon Conference Center

8:00 – 8:30 am  - Registration and Check-in

8:30 – 9:30 am – Welcome and Opening Session

                             Taylor Jordan, Undergraduate Co-chair

                             Maryclare Mastriano, Undergraduate Co-chair

                             Women Business Owners featuring –

                             Erica Dias, The B Firm PR

                            Tanisha Stephens, Intown Imagery

                             Donna Young, Behind the Glass

9:30 – 10:00 am – Coffee Break and Informational Showcase

                               Pre-function Foyer

10:00 – 10:45 am – Workshop Session I (Choose one from the following sessions.)

                                   Inclusive Leadership with Aly Bolin

       (Meeting Room D)

       Strand by Strand: Detangling the Myths of Hair Care with Arlene Emobla

                                    Sherrie Gilbert

       (Governor’s Room)

       Mindfulness - A Path to Optimal Health and Well-being with Reita Clanton

      (Seminar Room)


11:00 – 11:45 am – Workshop Session II (Choose one from the following sessions.)

                                  Can Men Be Feminists? And if so, how? with Tal Peretz

     (Meeting Room D)

     WE.Auburn – Be the Dot. Be the Difference with Tess Gibson and

     Melissa McConaha

    (Governor’s Room)

    Professional and Life Planning with Eloise Stewart

   (Seminar Room)


11:45 am – Plated Meal Service (Ballroom A) (FOR REGISTERED ATTENDEES ONLY)


12:20 – 12:30 pm - Welcome & Recognition of WLC Planning Committee

                                 Donna Sollie, Assistant Provost for Women’s Initiatives,

                                 Director of the Women’s Center

12:30 – 12:50 pm - Women of Distinction Leadership Awards Presentation

                                   Mitchell Brown, Women’s Center Advisory Board

                                  Conference and Awards Committee Co-chair

1:00 – 2:00 pm – Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley, Auburn alumna, attorney, board of trustees member, and author