In a world where women often feel underappreciated, it is important to bring awareness to the challenges they face on a day to day basis and teach them how to overcome obstacles. The Deborah L. Coffin’s Women’s Center will be hosting their second annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Saturday, October 27 at 10 a.m. in the Dining Center Banquet Hall.

Check in for the event begins at 9:30 and the conference will go until 2:00 p.m. Students can register for free on SNHUtickets until October 24. This conference allows attendees to choose between a variety of workshops throughout the day. Participants will have to choose two workshops to attend before lunch, and then there will be two other workshops available to either help them wind down or allow them to network. The workshops to choose from include self-acceptance, communication skills, work balance for the LGBTQ community, leadership, reproductive justice and how Beyonce teaches us about feminism.

The event will also feature a keynote speaker, Amma Marfo, who will be sharing insight on women’s leadership in a workplace environment.

This conference is a great opportunity for women to meet leaders and build confidence with their own communication skills. Brooke Gilmore, the director of the Deborah L. Coffin Women’s Center, said that this conference has a good environment that opens up communication that “speaks to a lot of issues that largely aren’t addressed” in everyday life. Gilmore also said that this conference creates an opportunity “to name those issues,” like double standards and discrimination, “and talk about them in a very open and honest way in order for us all to feel like we can be successful.”

Although this conference is targeted toward women’s leadership, it’s not just for women. Men can gain insight into how to be a good ally for their female colleagues by gaining a deeper understanding of the issues that women face in the workplace and how they can help combat those issues. This uniquely focused conference is deeply informative to the attendees and creates a great environment to learn how to resist and adapt to the many obstacles that women face in the workplace.

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