2018 Women’s Leadership Summit

The Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Women’s Leadership Summit, to be held November 9 2018 in Akron, OH.

Women’s Network (WN) is a grassroots organization that aims to bring women to the forefront at all levels of corporate, community, and civic leadership. Under this mission, WN offers high-impact programming to women in areas of leadership development, professional advancement, and entrepreneurship and helps local businesses and organizations build programming that better serves emerging women leaders.

The 2018 Leadership Summit welcomes work in the areas of leadership development for women, gender equity and unconscious bias in the workplace, and thought leadership on advancing women’s lives.

We especially invite proposals on the following sub-topics:

Unconscious Bias

Women & Civic Leadership

Creating Equitable Work Environments

Raising Feminist Boys and Girls

Mentorship, Sponsorship & Empowerment

Socialization & Education

Cost(s) of Inequity

Diversity, Inclusion & Accountability

Strategies for Change and Progress

Confronting Bias (in Self and Others)

Building Business Acumen

Intersectional Feminism for the Workplace

Supporting Other Women

Lightening the Mental & Emotional Load

Scholars, educators, researchers, graduate students, thought leaders, and community organizers from all industries and disciplines are encouraged to apply. We welcome individual and group proposals. Formats will range from roundtables and workshops to more traditional panels.

Submission Guidelines                                                                      

Deadline: January 15, 2018

For individual proposals, please send a 200-word description of the presentation that clearly illustrates the content, purpose, and intended format: panel, roundtable, or workshop.

For group proposals, please send a 200-word description of the session and 100-word descriptions of the individual contributions/presentations contained within the group session. Be sure to clearly note the intended format: traditional panel, roundtable, or workshop.

Email all proposals to WNsummit2018@gmail.com