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Category: Feminism, Education, Girls

AAUW and NASPA to Celebrate Women Trailblazers at College Leadership Conference

| May 26, 2011

The Women’s Media Center congratulates Shelby Knox, a graduate of our Progressive Women’s Voices program, as she joins forces with other leading women to headline next week’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). From June 2-4 Knox, a sex-education advocate, will deliver the keynote speeches of the conference alongside Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges President Belle S. Wheelan. The conference will offer approximately 50 workshops to the 500 college-aged women expected to attend from around the nation. These workshops are set up to highlight the potential women have to ascend to leadership positions in varying fields of work. The offerings range from “CEO of Your Life: Leading with an Entrepreneurial Spirit” to “Elect Her: Empowering College Women to Run for Student Government” and will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park on Friday, June 3.

In addition, The American Association of University Women (AAUW) and NASPA-Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education will honor pioneer broadcast journalist Connie Chung; Ambassador Swanee Hunt; Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson; high school football coach Natalie Randolph; and University of Maryland, College Park, student union director Marsha Guenzler-Stevens with the 2011 Women of Distinction Award on Thursday, June 2.

Collectively, this 3-day event is meant to serve as a forum in which women can feel inspired to take on leadership positions with confidence and conviction. The AAUW and NASPA-Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education work hand in hand to promote the aforementioned while advancing equity for women of all ages through education, philanthropy, public policy, leadership development, and research.