Women's Forum Annual Conference

2016-2017 Chair--Alison Begor

Registration is now closed for the Fall 2016 Conference.

The University of Kentucky Women's Forum is happy to announce the 2016 annual conference "She is Every Woman," featuring Dr. Kathi Kern, Associate Professor in the Department of History and the Director of CELT.

This year's conference will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at the Hilary J. Boone Center beginning with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and ending with giveaways and door prizes by 3:00 p.m.

The Women's Forum Annual Conference is free and open to all UK faculty and staff, and is a terrific opportunity for women to build their professional and personal skill sets, as well as better inform the UK community about the Women's Forum mission, goals, and general membership.

The conference is geared towards learning from successful UK women and to explore all of the facets of our professional and personal lives while celebrating our own successes within the university. The conference will feature sessions including professional development, personal safety, generational differences, navigating social media, renewing your career passion, and floral design.
This is a great professional opportunity that is free and informative while celebrating our UK women's achievements. This conference not only allows for individuals to network but to learn, listen, and grow in their professional roles at the university.

Conference Schedule Quick Look

8:30—9:00                           Registration & Breakfast

9:00—9:45                           Keynote, Dr. Kathi Kern

10:00—10:45                      Concurrent Sessions A

11:00—11:45                      Concurrent Sessions B

12:00—12:45                      Lunch

12:45—1:00                        Announcements & Door Prizes

1:00—1:45                           Concurrent Sessions C

2:00—2:45                           Concurrent Sessions D

2:45—3:00                           Conclusion & Door Prizes

*participants must be present to win door prizes

for the full conference schedule click here


2015 Conference

Our ninth annual conference Memoirs of a UK Woman took place on October 21st at the Hilary J. Boone Center (500 Rose Street). Our keynote speaker was Kirsten Turner is the Chief of Staff and Assistant Dean in UK’s College of Arts and Sciences. The breakout sessions revolved around professional development, wellness visions, financial advising, speaking your truth, changing perspectives to change professional futures, rejuvenating your work drive, finding your voice, and speed networking.

2014 Conference

Our UK Women's Forum Eighth Annual Conference, "Back to the Future: Female Leaders Past, Present, and Future took place on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. We welcomed Dr. Christine Riordan, as our keynote speaker along with breakout sessions that encouraged, informed, and celebrated women at UK. It was a great day of learning and discussion.

2013 Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended the UK Women's Forum Seventh Annual Conference, "Hear Me Roar," on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Our keynote speaker was Grace Gorrell, owner of Lead With Grace. Participants also attended sessions from three learning tracks: "I Am Woman--At Work, "I Am Woman--At Home," and "I Am Woman--Take Time for Me!" Also featured was a "dress for success" fashion show, a resource fair, and the opportunity to win various prizes.


2012 Conference

The Women's Forum Sixth Annual Conference was held October 26, 2012. The keynote speaker was Matthew Mitchell, UK Women's Basketball Coach. Featured topics during the conference included Zumba Fitness, Domestic Violence and the Workplace, Dress for the Job You Want and much more.



Join us for our next meeting

Our professional development opportunities are on the third Tuesday of every month in the W.T. Young Library Gallery from 12:10 pm to 12:50 pm