Women’s Conference

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2nd Annual UNCW Women's Conference: Smart Women Paving the Way

Saturday February 27th, 2016 10am-4pm

The UNCW Women's Conference is an annual event for students focused on creating a space for women on campus to discover their interest, meet other like-minded students, learn new skills for career and personal development within a supportive network, and create lifelong friendships. This year's conference will be the second annual event and will take place on February 27th, 2016.

Topic Areas:

  • Career Skills: how to negotiate leadership and power, negotiating wages and benefits, interview tips, resume and CV assistance, etc.
  • Life Skills: basic car maintenance, time management, financial planning, filing taxes, managing work & travel, balancing checkbook, fashion, etc.
  • Feminism and Political Issues: feminism 101, activism, current political issues, feminism and the media, women on the international stage, etc.
  • Empowerment: body image, confidence, public speaking skills, building support networks, self-defense, how to reclaim hurtful language, etc.
  • Women's Health: interpersonal violence, sexual health, emotional health, healthy eating, responding to street harassment, etc.

2016 Keynote Speaker: Melissa Jordan

Melissa Jordan

Melissa Jordan is a passionate, authentic, and dedicated Student Affairs Practitioner with twelve progressive years in the field of Higher Education. She obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Elon University (2004) and a Master's of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Counseling from Capella University (2009). Currently serving in the role of Sr. Relationship Manger for the United Negro College Fund managing the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, Melissa's area of work focuses on the successful college transition for students of diverse populations while also empowering all students to live their authentic self and function at their highest potential.

At the core of her work, Melissa's number one priority and honor is the opportunity to assist students in the process of identifying their values, discovering their passion, and designing a blueprint for life that is a true reflection of their most authentic self. It is her belief that living out our most authentic self will have the greatest impact on those around us. A successful "college graduate" is not one that has only completed the requirements of the institution of which they were a part of, but one that understands and has considered the impact they will have on the world around them both intentionally and unintentionally. Melissa is on a mission to help students understand and embrace the authority they have in living a life that directly aligns with who they are and who they aspire to be.