The YWCA Women's Leadership Conference was established in 1989 for professional women and young leaders. Our 25th annual event on September 13, 2013 will celebrate the positive changes that have occurred since then, while exploring the current barriers that exist and identifying steps that can be taken to create positive change. This year's theme is "Leadership Across Generations" and our keynote speakers are women leaders across three generations.
- A 12 year-old who met First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss her program to prevent childhood obesity
- A 30+ former mayor of Flagstaff who is now the Director of the Maricopa County Medical Society
- A 60+ year old amazing woman who is a Senior VP of Tucson Medical Center.
Workshop and panel topics include becoming a more effective leader in the workplace, as an entrepreneur, in your personal life and in your community. Conference programming will help attendees envision the type of leader each wants to become, develop the skills to get there, and put those skills into action to drive results at any career level.
Past attendees have reported: "One of the most inspiring things I have ever experienced!" "Thank you from the bottom of my heart. At 23 I feel I have more than enough time to make a bigger difference than I thought possible." "Thanks for all the courage, strength, & inspiration to go out & be a leader!" "Excellent conference! I am already on your emailing list for next year!"
We wish to thank everyone in the community who contributes to making this conference excellent, year after year. We hope to see you there!
Iskashitaa Refugee Network is extremely grateful to the YWCA for providing two scholarships for refugee women to attend this year's conference. Executive Director Barbara Eiswerth, Development Director Natalie Brown, and volunteer Sue Troutman will be attending will also be in attendance. We hope you'll join us! For more information or to register, please visit www.ywcatucson.org.