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Register for Sister Circle Forum by Feb. 11

Sister Circle Forum in February 2020. Pete Comparoni | UK Photo.

UPDATE Feb. 3, 2022: The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, Feb. 11.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2022) — The University of Kentucky Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives (CGPDI) and the Martin Luther King Center will host the 6th annual  Sister Circle Forum Feb. 24 and 25. The last day to register for the forum is by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11.

The Sister Circle Forum will be a two-day networking event for young and experienced professional women of color. The event begins from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, and will continue Friday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Both days will be virtual.  

The event will focus on three sub-themes: “Glow Up!”, “Grow Up!” and “Show Up!” Participants will attend interactive workshops, presentations, activities and keynote speeches. Attendees will also participate in conversations concentrating on professional development, education and career planning, and how different communities of women of color can be supported through this time of life. The two-day event will provide a space for women of color to self-reflect on their present and future goals.  Non-women of color are also encouraged to join the space to develop their understanding of being an ally, advocate and accomplice to women of color.

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If you have any questions about registration, please contact Ruth Gonzales Jimenez at  

Sister Circle, a student support program, is a collaborative initiative focused on exploring positive and negative experiences faced by women of color in academia, professional and in American society. Through curated dialogues, community building and mentorship. Sister Circle will provide professional, graduate and undergraduate women of color strategies to inspire self-love, healthy living and interactions, and professional and academic success.  

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