Women of Color Conference – Spelman College

The most successful leaders think strategically. They’ve skillfully mastered the art of

building wealth, entrepreneurship and paying it forward. They’re powerful, critical-thinkers, with a drive for excellence in their professional and personal lives; and they embrace the importance of empowerment and service. Most importantly, many of these successful leaders are women! Join us as some of today’s most dynamic, innovative and respected leaders share their blueprint for success through effective strategic leadershipLearn more I About the Conference

Started in 2004, the Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference provides a professional development opportunity for women aspiring to be leaders as well as those who are in leadership positions in their organizations. The conference delivers critical research findings and practical perspectives for creating and sustaining leadership and a nurturing environment for women of color, at various stages in their career, to have open dialogue about leadership without being vulnerable.

The two-day event brings together an intergenerational group of leaders to share skills and knowledge to help women succeed in leadership roles.  Participants examine relevant research, attend information-packed workshops, participate in valuable networking opportunities, and interact with a wide range of diverse speakers about what it takes to create and sustain quality leadership. In 2012, attendees learned to “Lead with Purpose” by acting intentionally; aligning their values and goals; and integrating their varied roles and personal and professional priorities to provide a strong foundation for leadership. Previous speakers include Carol’s Daughter Founder Lisa Price, journalist Roland S. Martin, corporate executive Kimberly Davis, media expert Arianna Huffington and White House director Kiran Ahuja.

Following the conference, attendees have stated that they return to their organizations with elevated confidence and openness, applying the knowledge gained to their own professional development and committing to a plan of action to further excel in their organizations.

“I found the insights and skills gained to be relevant and timely, and the connections made have inspired me to return home with renewed purpose.” 

“Thank you for coordinating this engaging, enlightening and highly educational event. I’ve gained invaluable insights that I can leverage immediately to impact my career.”

Who Should Attend?

The Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference is a must-attend event for business and community leaders and those aspiring to be leaders.  It is open to men and women of all backgrounds. We believe it is imperative to unite to create equitable, diverse and productive work and community environments.

If you are a:

  • thought leader
  • senior level professional
  • corporate officer
  • educator
  • talent management, human resources or diversity executive
  • entrepreneur
  • leader or member of employee affinity groups, minority or business associations or community organization
  • college student

this conference is for you.

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