Women’s Resource Center presenting Women’s Leadership Conference

AUBURN — Auburn University’s Women’s Resource Center will present the third annual Women’s Leadership Conference March 30-31 with the theme of “Redefining Woman: Celebrating Diversity, Finding Voice.”

The conference features the Inaugural Awards Dinner on Monday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center honoring distinguished Auburn alumna, faculty member and students. Mary Ellen Mazey, Auburn provost and vice president for academic affairs, will give the keynote address.

At the dinner, conference organizers will recognize Kathryn Thornton, an Auburn graduate, former astronaut and current associate dean for graduate programs at the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, as the first recipient of the Alumna Award. In addition, Sharon Gaber, Auburn senior associate provost, will receive the Women of Distinction Faculty Award. The Women of Distinction Student Awards will go to the four senior women on the basketball team: Whitney Boddie, DeWanna Bonner, Sherell Hobbs and Trevesha Jackson.

Conference participants also are invited to attend the Graduate School’s New Horizons Lecture presented by Thornton at 4 p.m. Monday, March 30, in the auditorium of The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

Tuesday’s program will feature speakers, panels and workshops on a variety of topics designed to help attendees develop leadership abilities and network with others. Workshops include “Blueprint for Healthy Relationships,” “Grow a Money Tree: Tips for Financial Management,” “Work It: Finding Creative Ways of Self-promotion,” “Act Out: Students Finding Voice for the Sustainable Movement” and “How to Walk a Tight Rope: Finding Balance for Work and Life.”

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, March 25, at 4 p.m. The fee is $25 for the awards dinner and $30 for both the awards dinner and one-day conference. You may register by completing an application available at http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/odma/wlc09.html and returning it to the Women’s Resource Center, 311 Mary Martin Hall. If you have any questions, you may contact Amye Still at 844-4289 or stillam@auburn.edu.

Contact: Amye Still, (334) 844-4289 (stillam@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)