NKU to host the eighth annual Young Women LEAD Conference from Nov. 1-2

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Northern Kentucky University’s College of Education and Human Services will host the Eighth Annual Young Women LEAD (YWL) Conference, presented by Toyota, on Nov. 1-2, 2018.

The YWL conference is for Greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky high school girls and focuses on Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD). The all-day conference features interactive breakout sessions, keynote speakers and lunch. The conference is free to all participants, and more than 800 students are expected to attend.

Kim Lewis with Kappa Delta Sorority’s Confidence Coalition campaign will deliver the keynote focused on overcoming challenges and finding joy to live with confidence. The Confidence Coalition is committed to helping women and girls to embrace their unique qualities and realize their dreams

“This is our eighth year for the conference, and each year we are empowering more high school girls to embrace their strengths and to reach their full potential,” said Kimberly Code, NKU’s Gifted and Talented Education professor and YWL project manager. “This year, our keynote speaker will talk with them about making positive connections and being bold in their communities. These young ladies will then attend breakout sessions with local female business and community leaders who have experienced the same issues they are currently facing.”

After the keynote address, students can choose between eight interactive discussion panels and breakout sessions. The sessions teach important skills needed to be successful in the workforce and ways to develop their leadership potential.

  • What: Eighth Annual Young Women LEAD Conference
  • When: Nov. 1-2 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union

The YWL conference is organized by the local participants of SOAR, a leadership development program designed to assist businesses in developing their women for future leadership positions. Through this project, SOAR members practice their newly acquired leadership skills while at the same time “lifting as they lead.”

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