Womxn Leading UWO Conference: March 4 & 5, 2022
Networking Evening – Friday, March 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Reeve Union 202
An evening of strengthening networking skills and hearing first-person networking stories from womxn professionals. Snacks provided.
Conference – Saturday, March 5, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Reeve Union 227
A full day of building leadership skills through a keynote, student leader panel, break out sessions, and action planning. Lunch provided.
Students interested in participating in the networking evening (Friday) and/or the conference (Saturday) should complete the registration form
by Friday, February 25.
HERstory of the Conference:
The Women’s Center received a 2017-2018 Campus Action Project grant from the American Association of University Women to launch a project titled “Titan LeadHERship: Inspiration to Action.” The premise of the grant was to work towards closing the gender leadership gap in “pink collar” fields. Research shows that while the workforce is dominated by women, leadership roles within these fields continue to be held by men. In addition to a photo exhibit of Titan LeadHERs from across campus, the grant and additional support from Reeve Union and AAUW-Oshkosh also funded a day-long workshop. Workshop content included a welcome from Chancellor Leavitt and Vice Chancellor Green, breakout sessions with local female-identified leaders in pink collar industries, networking strategies, panel of past National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) attendees, inclusive leadership, professional communication, and LeadHERship goal setting.
UW Oshkosh Today article about Titan LeadHERship: UWO Women’s Center receives AAUW grant for Titan LeadHERship
The Titan LeadHERship Conference continued in 2019 and 2020. In 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we hosted a monthlong online Titan LeadHERship Development Program. We are excited to be back in person in 2022. We renamed from Titan LeadHERship to Womxn Leading UWO in an effort to be more inclusive of all three UWO campuses and of women who have too often been marginalized within women’s programs.