Student Affairs Host Women’s Conference
April 16, 2012 – The Office of Student Activities/Greek Life recently hosted a women’s conference geared towards undergraduate students at Shaw University. Sponsored by “My Black is Beautiful,” (a student organization), the event focused on a theme of “Unity: Strengthening Our Sister Circles” and engaged students with a variety of seminars and events.
Beginning with an opening worship service at the Thomas J. Boyd Chapel, the conference included a “Legally Ambitious” seminar where business women shared personal stories of their road to entrepreneurship, including failures, achievements and the importance of image and professional branding. Additional conference sessions addressed professional dress and business attire, stereotypes and the commonalities all women share. The goals of the event, according to conference organizers, were to help young women:
1) Learn how to network with other women in formal and informal settings.
2) Become entrepreneurs.
3) Learn how to build and/or enhance their sister circles.
4) Learn about the appropriate attire to wear in professional, business-casual, and casual environments.
5) Define their standards, through real conversations with successful men.
6) Learn that when a woman surrounds herself with phenomenal women, they will be exposed to phenomenal experiences, information, and conversations.
Plans are underway to make this an annual event.