Women's Forum Annual Conference

2017-2018 Conference Chairs

Amanda Saha & Chioma Brown

SAVE THE DATE for our 2017 Conference--Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Our Theme is The Future is Female

Call for Session Proposals for the 2017 Women’s Forum Conference

Submissions Accepted through Friday, August 11, 2017!
The Women’s Forum Conference Committee is now accepting proposals for conference sessions for your 2017 annual conference held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Hilary J. Boone Center.  The theme for the 2017 conference is The Future is Female.
Target Audience
The Women’s Forum conference is a free professional development conference open to all faculty and staff at the University of Kentucky. 

Breakout Sessions
Breakout sessions are 50 minutes in length.  Total attendance for each session varies between 20-60 participants.  Presenters are encouraged to leave 5-10 minutes for questions and answers with attendees.  Lectures, hands-on workshops, and panel presentations are welcome. 

Submitting Sessions Proposals
Proposals are accepted beginning mid-July through Friday, August 11, 2017.  Submitters will receive notification by August 31, 2017 if they have been selected to present at the conference.  Only proposals submitted through the link below will be considered.  Presentations must not have a commercial message or “sales pitch.”

Topic suggestions include: Career Development, Diversity & Bias, Emotional Intelligence, Healthy Habits, Leadership, Minimalism, Mentorship, Motivation, Networking, Public Speaking, Self-Care, Time Management, Work-Life Balance

Selection Process
Submitted sessions proposals are carefully reviewed by members of the Conference Committee chaired by Amanda Saha and Chioma Brown.  On occasion, the committee may ask submitters to provide additional documentation for further clarification.  All submitters will be notified of the conference committee’s decision by August 31, 2017.

Submit Your Proposal Here:



Please contact Conference Chairs Amanda Saha at amanda.saha@uky.edu or Chioma Brown at chioma.brown@uky.edu.


2016 Conference

Our tenth annual conference"She is Every Woman," featuring Dr. Kathi Kern, Associate Professor in the Department of History and the Director of CELT took place on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

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.

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