Council for IWU Women Summit

Founded in 2006, the Council for IWU Women exists to promote democratic citizenship and life in the world at large, with particular focus given to the intellectual and personal growth of women. Participants in the Summit will expect to gain leadership skills, network with women on and off campus, and learn how to use their skills to empower others. 

The Council for IWU Women Summit combines a series of events that provide women within the Illinois Wesleyan community opportunities to discuss social topics concerning women, network with successful alumnae, and channel inspiration to take on leadership roles in today’s world.

Summit events are free and open to the Illinois Wesleyan community, alumnae, faculty, staff and students. Summit activities, scholarships, and meals are funded by Council for IWU Women members.

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A woman’s place…

…is at the 2023 Council for IWU Women Summit, February 17th-18th. Join us on campus for two days of events, kicking off with a luncheon on Friday afternoon. Events include:

  • A Woman’s Place…Is About Connections: Hello in There. Making connections. Building a network. Charting a path to success. It all begins with one word: Hello. In a digital age packed with competing priorities, learn how to harness gifts, passions and strengths to elevate your personal brand, form genuine relationships, and achieve new goals. Keynote speaker Kim Kaufman's Hello in There explains how to leverage your unique qualities to create the life you want.
  • A Woman’s Place…In Six Words. Create your own six-word memoir. Using only six words, describe who you are and the priorities that have shaped your life thus far. Following the creation of your memoir, you will have the chance to share your story and why these six words best describe you. 
  • A Woman’s Place…Is Rewarding: Scholarship Award Luncheon. Enjoy a performance by Touch of Class. Scholarship recipients will be announced and keynote speaker Julie Navickas will share how to “Build Your Personal Brand.”
  • And more!

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