‘Acting Locally, Thinking Globally’ theme of AU Women’s Leadership Conference April 8

AUBURN – The Auburn University Women’s Resource Center and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will host a one-day Women’s Leadership Conference Tuesday, April 8, in room 217 of Foy Student Union.

The theme for the second annual conference is “Acting Locally, Thinking Globally.” The mission of the conference is to promote the development of leadership skills, provide information about important issues affecting women’s lives and promote women’s active involvement in their communities, countries and in the world.

Opening remarks will be presented by Susie Gogue. Keynote speakers will be Sally Jones Hill, alumna of the College of Liberal Arts, and Christa Slaton, associate dean of education affairs in the College of Liberal Arts. Lauren Hayes, president of the Student Government Association, and Alison Penuel, president of Delta Gamma sorority, will also speak.

Workshop topics will include financial management, body image, stress management, balancing work and personal life, sustainability, networking and philanthropy, women’s rights and health issues, violence against women and civic engagement. The conference will close with a panel of student activists who will address current issues that impact women and identify ways that students can become actively engaged in social issues.

The conference will also have a dedication ceremony in memory of Auburn student Lauren Burk who died tragically in March.

The conference is open to the public, but seating is limited. To register for the conference or for more information, contact Angela Tickle at ticklan@auburn.edu or Latoya Harris at harril3@auburn.edu.

Contact: Donna Sollie, (334) 844-4184 (solliedl@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)