Inspiring Women Leaders Conference UF Distance and Continuing Education to host Inaugural Event in March 2018


Distance and Continuing Education at the University of Florida will host the first annual Inspiring Women Leaders Conference (IWL) March 8-9, 2018 at the UF Hilton Conference Center. Conference registration is now open (  and includes engaging presentations, panel discussions interactive workshops and social networking opportunities. The early registration deadline ends February 1st, to secure a spot at the conference.

During this two-day event, topics such as: how to delegate effectively; how to recognize bias; how to take calculated risks; and how to communicate with confidence, will be showcased through the Leadership, Professional, and Business tracks.

Jennifer Ransaw Smith, CEO and Founder of Brand id|Strategic Partners, Rachel Braun Scherl, the co-founder and principal of SPARK Solutions for Growth, and Judi Holler-Durkin, the CEO of HOLLA! Productions represent the dynamic Keynote Speaker lineup along with a multitude of top executives from across the country.

Laurel Brown, the conference organizer said, “Last year with the start of our professional development workshops for women, we soon discovered there was an urgent desire to learn, share, and connect with working professionals and industry leaders, which led to the formation of this inaugural conference event. We are very excited that the event kicks off on International Women’s day and that it will provide a rich environment full of professional and personal growth opportunities.”

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