Premier Leadership Conference for College Women Features Trailblazing Speakers

May 27, 2016



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LGBT Pioneers, Angel Investor, Comedian, and Others to Address Nearly 900 Attendees

The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) gives attendees from across the United States and beyond the chance to network with others who are passionate about creating change on campus and in their communities. Attendees will take their activism to the next level and hear from inspiring speakers during the June 2–4 event, hosted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Most programming for the conference will take place in the Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The 2016 Women of Distinction Awards ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. AAUW will pay tribute to five remarkable leaders for their outstanding contributions to the lives of women and girls. The 2016 honorees are Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code; Marisa Demeo, associate judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; Anu Duggal, founding partner of Female Founders Fund (F Cubed); Sarah McBride, campaigns and communications manager for LGBT Progress at the Center for American Progress; and Kelly Tsai, writer, performer, director, and producer.

On Friday, June 3, at 8:30 a.m., Hilary Corna, founder of the #DareYourself campaign and author of One White Face, will deliver a keynote address. On Saturday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m., Franchesca Ramsey of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore will deliver the closing address.


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and more than 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

Lisa Goodnight By:   |   May 27, 2016