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UVU To Host Third Annual Utah Women In Higher Education Conference

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April 1, 2014

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton

The Utah Women in Higher Education Network will host its third annual statewide spring conference, “Women On The Move,” at Utah Valley University on Friday, April 4, from 9 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. in the Sorensen Student Center.

“UWHEN is part of a national group of networks that carry on the work of the Office of Women in Higher Education at the American Council on Education,” explained conference chair Kathie Debenham, UVU professor of dance and state coordinator for the American Council on Education Women’s Network. “It was created in 2010 as a resource for women in Utah who would like to develop leadership and advance their careers in higher education.”

“Women on the Move” will include an opening and closing plenary, two breakout sessions with seven class options each and a networking lunch.

Special speakers will include UVU President Matthew S. Holland, presidential sponsor of UWHEN; Meg Wheatley, writer and management consultant; CeCe Foxley, former Utah commissioner of higher education; Natalie Gochnour, chief adviser and senior adviser to the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce; and Ann Millner, Regents Professor and former president of Weber State University.

Speakers will cover a range of topics including “Brandishing Your Brand: Learning to be Fearless in Marketing You,” “Advance Your Career through Community Involvement: Committees, Commissions and Boards,” “Strengthen Your Virtual Influence: Leadership through LinkedIn,” “Using Humor to Strengthen Your Influence” and Leadership Development for Women in Senior Positions.” During the lunch hour, women leaders across the state will host discussion and mentoring tables, and there will be a resource table available.

The closing plenary will focus on life, art and leadership and ways in which the arts provide inspiration and integration that can support leadership development.

For additional information regarding UWHEN’s mission, events and resources and to register for this event, visit uwhen.org. Registration is $45 for UWHEN institutional member employees and $60 for others.


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