Future Leaders to Hear Inspiring Speakers at Premier Conference for College Women

May 27, 2015

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Lisa Goodnight

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders Opens This Week in College Park, Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, MD—The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) will feature a lineup of high-profile speakers during this transformative event for the next generation of history makers. Now in its 30th year, NCCWSL empowers college women to be leaders on their campuses and in their communities through skill-building workshops, access to inspiring role models, and connections with trailblazing women. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is hosting the annual conference in conjunction with NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education at the University of Maryland, College Park.


National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
Women of Distinction Awards ceremony and keynote addresses


Women of Distinction Awards ceremony, Thursday, May 28, 7:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Acevedo, poet, performer, and National Poetry Slam champion

Marcia Ann Gillespie, former editor-in-chief of Essence and Ms. magazines

Lynn Rosenthal, vice president for strategic partnerships at the National Domestic Violence Hotline

Amanda Simpson, executive director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives

Debbie Sterling, CEO and founder of GoldieBlox

Miriam W. Yeung, executive director of the National Asian Pacific American
Women’s Forum
Keynote address, Friday, May 29, 8:30 a.m.

Maysoon Zayid, comedian and co-founder of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival
Keynote address, Saturday, May 30, 9:30 a.m.

Nancy Hogshead-Makar, three-time Olympic gold medalist and CEO of Champion Women


Stamp Student Union and Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
University of Maryland, College Park

Lisa Goodnight By:   |   May 27, 2015