Rose State College Hosts Leadership Conference for Women Published March 25, 2019

female students sitting on benchEmbracing our journeys, building on our strengths, and Becoming Women of Influence

The Rose State College EmPower Program and the Rose State College Center for Success, Inclusion and Diversity will host an annual Women’s Leadership Conference March 29, from 8 am to 4 pm in the Rose State College Professional Training Center. The 2019 conference is sponsored by True Sky Credit Union and will feature several speakers, as well as interactive workshops and break-out sessions, with topics ranging from “in the community,” “at work,” “the practices of self-care,” “entrepreneurship, “ “finance,” and “the world of non-profits.” 

The theme of this year’s conference is “Becoming a Woman of Influence” and will feature a keynote address by Jill Castilla, President, and CEO of Citizen Bank of Edmond. Castilla was named “Community Banker of the Year” by American Banker and recognized as one of the “Most Admired CEOs in Oklahoma” by the Journal Record. She will share her story of overcoming life’s challenges and becoming a leader of a financial institution.

 “Professor Michelle Brockmeier and I started the Women’s Leadership Conference over 12 years ago to encourage women on campus to step out and lead,” said Dr. Monique Bruner, Director of the Center for Success, Inclusion, and Diversity. “We’re proud that this has grown it into something the community looks forward to every year.”

The Women’s Leadership Conference encourages women to make a positive impact and to uplift the other women around them. Other speakers will include Shana Lewis, Community Outreach Specialist at True Sky Credit Union, Ashley Hart, The Growth Coach, Dr. Lupe Davidson, Co-director for the OU Center for Social Justice, Dr. Lindsey Churchill, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Women’s Research Center and BGLTQ+ Student Center, and Bansari Mehta, Practice Manager at Retina Vitreous Center. In addition to the main speaker session, workshops and networking opportunities will be available that empower attendees to become women of influence.

The Women’s Leadership Conference is free to attend though space is limited.

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