Dare to Be...

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

May 30 June 1, 2024

The University of Maryland, College Park (DC metro area)

NCCWSL's Mission

The mission of AAUW’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) is to foster a moment that ignites a powerful movement. Year after year, our conference brings together hundreds of college women from across the nation for an immersive multi-day experience of leadership training, inspiration, and networking. We strive to cultivate an inclusive and equitable space where attendees can enter as passionate leaders and depart with the skills, confidence, and perspective necessary to pursue their goals and drive meaningful change.  

Forging lifelong connections & remarkable growth.

Over the span of more than three decades, NCCWSL has witnessed remarkable growth, drawing in over 10,000 student leaders. NCCWSL prides itself on its diversity of backgrounds and ideas, which form the bedrock of its transformative nature. Through workshops, panels, keynote speakers, and engaging activities, boundless opportunities abound for learning from seasoned experts. Additionally, peer networking holds the magical potential for attendees to learn from one another and forge lifelong connections of support and collaboration.  

Dare to Be...

Through a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) lens, NCCWSL remains committed to ensuring that all attendees feel seen, heard, and celebrated. We strive to create a conference environment that reflects the diversity of our society and values the unique experiences, perspectives, and voices of each participant and cultivate an inclusive culture of understanding, respect, and empowerment.  

Join us at NCCWSL as we embark on a journey that goes beyond conventional leadership training. Let this be the springboard for your own leadership journey and an opportunity to be part of a movement that amplifies the voices and experiences of women leaders from all walks of life. 

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.

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Dare to be a leader.

The conference gives passionate leaders the skills and confidence they need to pursue their goals. Register for NCCWSL, today.

NCCWSL 2024 DC Area Recommendations

Welcome to Washington, DC! The NCCWSL Steering Committee and Staff offer recommendations for your exploration.

See the full list of recommendations here

Visit the National Mall and Monuments

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Arlington National Cemetery and Military Women’s Memorial

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.

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!

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.