Annual UKWF Conference
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Balance does not always mean stability - sometimes it means learning to be flexible. Things are different, and our path forward is one we are learning to navigate. Throughout this past year, chaos and the unknown have consumed our lives. Technology allowed us to connect anytime, anywhere with individuals all over the world. Because of this, we had to learn to facilitate 24/7 collaboration and being 'on' all the time.
Although stress levels were high, we found time to focus on things we had forgotten were important. Now, in the midst of a pandemic, we desire to find space for both our old routines and our new normal. During this conference we will seek to achieve balance and create space for the many facets of our lives.
The 15th annual UKWF conference features 16 sessions and 20+ presenters, together virtually for one day of inspiration and techniques to find balance in our lives. We are pleased to offer this conference is offered at no cost to attendees, so take this day to invest in yourself. Most of our sessions will be recorded and shared on our YouTube channel as well.
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.