AUBURN – The Auburn University Women’s Resource Center will host its fifth Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, “Woman²: Rising to the Next Power,” Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 22-23 at the Auburn University Student Center. The conference is open to all area college and high school students and members of the community.
Workshops will cover a range of topics, from career preparation and money management to the issues of healthy relationships and world hunger. Amy Hecht, Auburn University’s assistant vice president for student affairs, will give the keynote address.
AUBURN – Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Leslie F. Kenne will deliver the inaugural Extraordinary Women Lecture in Auburn University’s Telfair Peet Theater Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. to noon. This public event is sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Institute in Auburn’s College of Liberal Arts. A reception will follow.
Kenne is a graduate of Auburn’s ROTC program with 32 years of active military service. She is the first woman to achieve the rank of lieutenant general in the U.S. Air Force and one of three women in history to achieve a three-star rank in the U.S. military.
AUBURN –The Women’s Philanthropy Board, in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences, will present its seventh annual Spring Symposium on Monday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. At this year’s symposium on “Navigating the Challenges in Today’s Economy: Preserving Wealth and Pursuing Philanthropy,” business and government leaders will discuss financial and economic issues.
Speakers will include Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general for the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office; David Altig, senior vice president and director of research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Burt White, managing director of research for LPL Financial; and U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, Leura Canary.
AUBURN – As part of Women’s History Month at Auburn University, Susan Neill from the Atlanta History Center will present an illustrated lecture, “Gone With the Girdle: Freedom, Restraint, and Power in Women’s Dress,” on Tuesday, March 4, at 12:30 p.m., in 213 Foy Union.Neill is vice president of collections and public programs and curator of textiles and social history at the Atlanta History Center.
Neill’s talk grew out of a highly acclaimed exhibition of the same name at the Atlanta History Center in 2003, depicting the lifestyle and costume changes of Atlanta women. The exhibition examined the silhouettes and experiences of Atlanta women from the city’s early days to the present. While the setting was Atlanta, the clothing followed the timeline of many American urban women, reflecting their dreams, challenges and successes from the confining corsets of the 19th century to today’s urban chic.