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Registration opens for UK Women’s Forum annual conference

photo of the giant "UK" in front of the Gatton Student Center
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2022) — The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum will host its annual conference from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Gatton Student Center, with an optional mixer until 6 p.m. This year’s conference theme is “Change. Evolve. Stepping into Your Next.” Registration is open to all UK staff and faculty.

This year’s conference is centered on employees as individuals and will cater to personal growth and development. There are four tracks for attendees that focus on Work-Life Integration, Allyship and Leadership, Health and Wellness, and Self-Preservation. Concurrent workshop sessions include topics such as, “Overcoming Self-Doubt,” “Run Your Life Like a Business: Leveraging Strategic Scheduling for Work-Life Integration” and “'...And Scene': Authentic Allyship in the Modern World,” among many more! 

Registration is open now through Nov. 25, or until all spots are full. Registration is $15 and includes lunch, a full-day program of speakers from within and outside the university, and an optional post-program networking mixer. Early registration is open through Nov. 6 at a reduced cost of $10. Please register using this link:

For more information about the speakers and sessions, visit the Women’s Forum website at: and follow the Women’s Forum on social media.

Since the beginning, the UK Women's Forum has existed to create an equitable community at the university. As the role of women in the workplace continues to evolve, our commitment remains the same: creating space to discuss relevant issues and using collective problem-solving and educational opportunities to empower and champion women.

For more information, please visit or contact the UK Women’s Forum at Questions about the annual conference should be directed to Kendriana Price, 2022 conference chair, at

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