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Free Tickets: UTWA LeadHERship Conference in Partnership with UofT Women’s Association Partnership

Submitted on Tuesday, February 04, 2020

The Faculty of Information and FIAA (Faculty of Information Alumni Association) are both happy to sponsor tickets for eight students (Bachelors and Masters) to attend the UTWA LeadHERship Conference in partnership with the U of T Women’s Association (UTWA). Please see the conference details below.

If you are interested, please write to Chioma Ekpo, Snr. Careers & External Outreach Officer, Faculty of Information by Monday, February 10, 2020 –  chioma.ekpo@utoronto.ca. Let her know in three sentences why you think you would benefit from attending this leadership opportunity.

Please type “Free Tickets: UTWA LeadHERship Conference in Partnership with UofT Women’s Association Partnership” in the email subject line to ensure your response is received promptly.

About the conference
We are planning our first annual UTWA LeadHERship Conference to educate students on how to navigate the professional world as a woman or ally, as well as provide corporations with access to students from the University of Toronto’s most prestigious programs. The conference will allow attendees to hear directly from and network with industry professionals, graduate school representatives, and those working in academia through diverse panels, workshops, and mentorship roundtables. With a 3:1 student to representative ratio, attendees will be given intimate and direct opportunities to learn about experiences and strategies to conquer challenges encountered in the workforce. Consisting of 5 program-specific workshops, 3 panels, and an open networking session, these activities will directly connect attendees to representatives in the professional world. Panel topics include Women in Leadership RolesWomen of Colour, and Successful Allyship. Furthermore, the UTWA LeadHERship Conference will also consist of program-specific workshops, where attendees can gain career insight and advice from representatives, as well as obtain recruitment advice from recruiters themselves.

The Facebook event page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/440976976583897/ 

About the conference organizers:
The UTWA is a student-run organization with the goal of uniting all self-identifying women across all programs by offering equal opportunities. With 1,200 followers on Instagram (@uoftwomens) and 250 followers on Facebook (@uoftwomens), our audience encompasses all women and allies seeking professional development and advice in all sectors of the workforce.

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