6th Annual Women/Womxn’s Leadership Institute


The Annual Women/Womxn’s Leadership Institute (WLI) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) strives to raise awareness on issues Women/Womxn face in leadership, facilitate skill development, and provide networking opportunities for students, staff, and faculty.

The theme for this year's conference is "Voices of the Unheard: Refusing to Be Silenced." In the wake of remote learning, social distancing, and ongoing turmoil, WLI 2021 aims to bring together the voices of women/womxn at FAU and within our community. This year’s institute will offer our students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to express themselves and work together to forge a stronger community through self-advocacy, active listening, allyship, and much more.

Saturday, March 27, 2021
Virtual Conference Zoom
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

If you have any questions please email wgerc@fau.edu



 
 



AGENDA

 
 
TIME PROGRAM
10 - 10:10 a.m. Opening & Welcome to WLI 2021
10:15 - 10:55 a.m. Keynote Address: Jamira Burley
10:55 - 11:25 a.m. Q & A
10:55 a.m. - 11:25 p.m. Switch into WLI Breakout Session 1/SDG Part II
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Breakout Session 1
  • Uplifting other Women & Unity in Organizing with Sonia Baron (she/her), Carolina Diaz (she/her), and Joi Dean (she/her)
  • Mindfulness & Self-Care for Social Activism with Satviki Singh (she/her) and Luisa Ortiz (she/her)
  • Women & Careers in the Real World with Alyssa Hunt (she/her) & Melanie Adams (she/her)
12:15 - 12:30 p.m. Take a break! Check out our participant guide for quick recipes and self-care activities to stay engaged.
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Breakout Session 2
  • Medical Marginalization; Challenges Facing Transgender and Black Womxn with Geanny Joseph Ruiz (she/her) & Jodi Reichman (she/her)
  • Speaking from a Position of Privilege & Calling on Allies for Action Panel featuring Dr. Njambi (she/her), David Bynes (he/him), Salina Rai (she/her), Tessa Moody (she/her), and moderated by Nimisha Rajendran (she/her)
  • What Women Want: Financial Wellness with Alliette Chignoli (she/her)
1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Take a break! Check out our participant guide for quick recipes and self-care activities to stay engaged.
1:30 - 2 p.m. Awards & Closing Ceremony
 
 Last Modified 3/25/21