Council for IWU Women Summit Explores Theme of “Navigating Change”

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –– “Navigating Change” is the theme for this year’s Council for IWU Women Summit, which will take place Friday, Feb. 8 through Saturday, Feb. 9 on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus.

The Council for IWU Women invites all women and TGNC students, alumnae, faculty and staff to join in this year’s events as participants engage in an array of discussions and activities that support the personal and professional development of the women of Illinois Wesleyan. All summit activities, scholarships, and meals are funded by Council for IWU Women members, and participants are asked to register online.

Highlights of this year’s summit include the Kick-off Luncheon on Friday at 11:45 a.m. in the Memorial Center’s Young Main Lounge, featuring keynote speaker Jessica Freiburg ’04, who will present “Being a Game Changer – Embracing Diversity and Breaking Down Barriers to Achieve Success.”

The third annual “She Speaks,” powered by PechaKucha, will take place Friday at 6 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center and will feature students, faculty, staff and alumnae telling their stories.

The Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday at noon in the Young Main Lounge will feature keynote speaker Annette R. Martinez, senior vice president, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Companies, presenting her talk titled “If I Only Knew…”

A complete listing of events can be found on the IWU Women Summit webpage.

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 gain important leadership skills, network with women on and off campus, and learn how to use their skills to empower others.

Megan Baker '21