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Women's Leadership Institute

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University of South Carolina Russell House Student Union                                                                            April 26, 2023

We are excited to celebrate the 20th year of the Women’s Leadership Institute with you!   The theme this year is Celebrate Empowering Women.  We will have an outstanding keynote speaker, a panel of accomplished higher education women leaders at lunch,  and three hours of concurrent sessions encompassing 18 workshops.  There is definitely something for everyone!  


This Year's Schedule

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  Room:  RH  Ballroom Room: RH 203 Room: RH 205 Room: RH 305 Room: RH 303 Room: RH 322 Room: RH 315
Mary Alexander
9:30 -10:30
Unconscious Gender Based Bias:  Mitigating the Impact

Keynote Speaker: Amy Bonomi

Feminist Media

Presenters:  Dawn Campbell

CADO in Higher Education

Presenter:  Michelle Bryan and Coretta Jenerette

To The Point

Presenter:  Peggy Binnette

What Sports Have To Teach Us As Women

Presenter:  Rhea Merck

Financial Stability After A Divorce

Presenter:  Stephanie Vokral

Graduate Student Session
Changing Culture

Facilitator: Moryah Jackson   Panel: Deborah Hazzard-Robinson, LaNae Budden, and Archinya Ingram

Food Insecurity in Higher Education

Presenter: Maryah Fram

Collaborating for Good

 Presenter:  Jennifer Gunter

Navigating Through Change and Seizing Opportunities

Presenter:  Kim Pruitt

What’s more Important? – EQ vs. IQ

 Presenter:  Georgia Doran

Time Management

Presenter: Archinya Ingram

Graduate Student Session
Sense of belongingness in the context of teaching and learning

 Presenter:  Nate Carnes

The Backbone Thesis

Presenter:  Lyric Swinton

The Changing Workforce Landscape

Presenter:  Kasie Whitener

Leading with vulnerability: A strength/ A weakness

Presenter:  Zo Sediqi

Putting yourself first, ways to take time for yourself

Presenter:  Marguerite O'Brien  

Graduate Student Session
Wrap Up, Door Prizes, Networking

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.