AAUW invites hundreds of college women from around the country for three days of leadership training, inspiration and networking at our National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).


Information to come in October

“Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
-Muriel Strode (Poet)

AAUW’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) is where hundreds of young women come to turn a moment into a movement. Each year, we bring together hundreds of college women from around the country for three days of leadership training, inspiration and networking. Enter the conference as a passionate leader and leave it with the skills and confidence to pursue your goals.

NCCWSL has grown rapidly since its founding more than three decades ago, attracting over 10,000 student leaders. At our last in-person conference in 2019, the conference brought together 800 attendees representing 48 states and over 300 colleges and universities. The diversity of backgrounds and ideas at NCCWSL is part of what makes it such a transformative experience. The workshops, panels, speakers and activities provide endless opportunities to learn from experts, while peer networking allows you to learn from one another and make lifelong connections.

NOTICE TO STUDENTS: Many schools’ Student Affairs offices and local AAUW branches are able to fund NCCWSL registration for students. Just ask! Find your local AAUW branch here.

Sponsor NCCWSL 2024

Learn how your company can sponsor NCCWSL 2024, here.

Be a Leader.

The conference will give passionate leaders the skills and confidence they need to pursue their goals.

The Faces of Tomorrow

The event was powerful and moving! I’m so excited to see the passion and drive in so many leaders! We are changing the face of tomorrow!

Past Speakers

Come meet groundbreaking women working across a range of fields.

Chelsea Clinton
Lauren Simmons
2019 Woman of Distinction Ashley Nell Tipton of Project Runway (Photo by Dayna Smith)
Ashley Nell Tipton
Simone Askew
Tarana Burke
Roxane Gay
Young professional woman shakes hands with man, accepting job offer.

Boost Your Career

Master the skills you need to tackle any career challenge with confidence. Check out our free classes, events and online resources — designed to help you master your skills and take charge of your future.

Take Action

There are lots of ways to get involved with AAUW’s work to advance gender equity. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of women and girls.