2020 Womxn+ Conference
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Conference sessions that were recorded will be available on YouTube this week, and available to all registered attendees.
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This alternative spelling to women includes not only cis women, but trans women, non-binary, people of color and female-identified individuals. The swapping of letters promotes inclusivity and the + represents our allies that help advance our mission of creating a space to discuss relevant issues and using collective problem solving and educational opportunities to empower and champion womxn.
Past Conference Information
Our fourteenth annual conference "Breaking Barriers Building Bridges" was a virtual conference held on December 8-9, 2020. The keynote speakers were Judge Pamela R. Goodwine, Kentucky Court of Appeals for the 5th Appellate District, and Dr. Trisha Clement-Montgomery, UK Acting Dean of Students.
Our thirteenth annual conference "Elevate" took place on October 16, 2019, in the Gatton Student Center. The keynote speaker was Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie, five-time Olympian and assistant track coach at UK.
Our twelfth annual conference "Intention" took place on October 18, 2018, in the Gatton Student Center. The keynote speaker was Dr. Colleen Swartz, chief administrative officer for UK HealthCare.
Our eleventh annual conference "The Future is Female" featured Dr. Sonja Feist-Price, Vice President for Institutional Diversity, and took place on October 18, 2017.
Our tenth annual conference"She is Every Woman" featured Dr. Kathi Kern, Associate Professor in the Department of History and the Director of CELT, and took place on October 19, 2016.
Our ninth annual conference Memoirs of a UK Woman took place on October 21 at the Hilary J. Boone Center (500 Rose Street). Our keynote speaker was Kirsten Turner, the Chief of Staff and Assistant Dean in UK’s College of Arts and Sciences.
The eighth annual conference, "Back to the Future: Female Leaders Past, Present, and Future," took place on October 15, 2014. We welcomed Dr. Christine Riordan as our keynote speaker.
The seventh annual conference, "Hear Me Roar," took place on October 16, 2013. Our keynote speaker was Grace Gorrell, owner of Lead With Grace.
The sixth annual conference was held October 26, 2012. The keynote speaker was Matthew Mitchell, UK Women's Basketball Coach.