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'The Future is Female.' Find Out Why at October Conference

Please note:  Registration for this conference is now full

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2017) — The University of Kentucky Women's Forum has  announced its 2017 annual conference "The Future is Female," featuring, UK Vice President for Institutional Diversity Sonja Feist-Price.  This year's conference will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Hilary J. Boone Center beginning with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and ending with giveaways and door prizes by 3 p.m.

The Women's Forum Annual Conference is free and open to all UK faculty and staff, and is an especially valuable opportunity for women to build their professional and personal skill sets.  The conference also serves to better inform the UK community about the Women's Forum mission, goals, and general membership.

The conference, geared toward learning from successful UK women, explores various facets women's professional and personal lives while celebrating successes within the university. The conference will feature sessions including professional development, mindfulness, public speaking, communication, and personal branding.

Individuals may register for the conference by completing the registration form at  Registration will be limited to the first 150 registrants. Registration will close on Oct. 4.

The UK Women's Forum was created in 1991 and is an organization for all faculty and staff members of the university. Its mission is to exert a leadership role in empowering, validating, informing, including and celebrating all women employed through the University of Kentucky by addressing the challenges, communicating issues and recognizing successes within the context of the workplace. 

For additional information about the Women's Forum or the conference, visit their Facebook page or website If you have any questions, contact Amanda Saha, 2017 Women’s Forum Conference co-chair at or 859-257-3468. 

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