The annual Women and Leadership Conference, slated for Sept. 15-17 and hosted by Boise State University’s Andrus Center for Public Policy, will be moved to a virtual platform to ensure the well-being of more than 800 attendees in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tickets for the often sold-out conference are $215 for general admission and available for purchase at the Andrus Center website.
The 2020 conference will include an impressive lineup of six distinguished women speakers who have broken barriers and improved gender balance in their field and beyond. These speakers include Pat Mitchell, former CEO of PBS and editorial director of TEDWomen; Major General Linda Singh, former Maryland Adjutant General; Heather Dawn Thompson, a tribal economic development and advocacy lawyer; Kelly Martin, former fire chief of Yosemite National Park; Shari Graydon, founder of Informed Opinions and an award-winning author; and Boise State’s own president, Dr. Marlene Tromp.
Each speaker will address the motivating forces and unresolved issues that have stirred women in their professional pursuits. Be it elected office, corporate c-suites, small business launches, or grassroots movements, these women are transforming the world we live in.
This year’s online conference will echo the same great content and energy of the past seven years, but with exciting new possibilities as a 100 percent virtually-hosted conference.
Attendees will be able to network with each other, as well as speakers and sponsors, and engage in the wide array of skill-builder workshops that will be available over the course of three days. Informative and fun elective activities will include virtual tours of renowned museums, three advance film screenings from the Family of Woman Film Festival and Money Matters talk sessions, and among other things.