Accepting proposals for the Leadership Summit for Women

From sharing ground-breaking research about women in leadership positions to igniting conversations that trended on Twitter that day, Hamilton’s Leadership Summit for Women challenged women and allies to be vocal and take action beyond the conference walls. Now, the Leadership Summit for Women will take their message to new heights with this year’s theme: “Be Bold!”

“Be Bold” is a call to action for young women and allies to have the courage to use their voices and challenge the status quo. Throughout this day-long conference, organizers and attendees will strive to educate and examine the issues impacting women today. The goal is to help attendees develop their leadership skills and facilitate conversations about meaningful change in our organizations, communities, and society at-large.

The Leadership Summit for Women invites members of the community to submit a proposal exploring an aspect of women’s leadership. Presentations should be informative and can be skills based, research based, conversational/analytical, artistic and/or experiential. The workshops will center around the theme of being bold.

Topic proposals can relate to the following themes:

  • Be Bold For Change
  • Be Bold for Leadership
  • Be Bold for Ideas
  • Be Bold for Inclusivity

Proposals will be accepted until Thursday, August 24, 2017, and can be submitted to Judy Travis. Applications can be downloaded here or on the Student Success Centre’s website. For questions about the application process or the conference, contact Catherine Heffernan at the Student Success Centre.

The Leadership Summit for Women is an annual conference presented in partnership with McMaster University, Mohawk College, Workforce Planning Hamilton, and YWCA Hamilton. This community-wide event brings together women, trans* individuals, and allies from the McMaster and Hamilton communities, and provides the skills, space, and support for all participants to reach their full potential as individuals and as collaborative members of a community. Those who participate will help drive the creation of a more just and equitable society.