Preparing women to assume leadership positions in higher education administration is the goal of a two-day conference sponsored by the Women In Higher Education – Mississippi Network (WHEMN) and hosted by Jackson State University.
Themed “Unleashing the Shero Within,”the conference will be Feb.16-17 in the downtown Jackson Convention Complex. Registration fee is $95.
Dr. Loretta A. Moore, vice president for Research and Federal Relations at JSU and statewide coordinator for WHEMN, said, “We encourage women in and aspiring to leadership positions in higher education to attend the conference because it is a great opportunity to understand our power and to help us become more effective in our roles.”‘The conference … is a great opportunity to understand our power and to help us become more effective in our roles.’ — Dr. Loretta Moore, statewide WHEMN coordinator and JSU’s vice president for Research and Federal RelationsSessions will empower women leaders to harness their special talents and abilities; identify and conquer weaknesses; understand their purpose; and discover the skills necessary for effective leadership for themselves and their teams. The topics include “Recognizing and Overcoming Your Kryptonite: How to Become a Stronger Shero Through Self-Awareness,” “What Is Your Narrative? Using Your Story to Motivate Others” and “Defining Your Creed: How a Bold, Fearless Belief in Your Principles Drives Institutional/Organizational Change.”
Luminaries appearing at the conference include first lady Deborah Bryant, wife of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant; keynote speaker Eveadean Morrison Myers, J.D., special adviser to the president for International Initiatives at Prairie View A&M University; Andrea Mayfield, Ph.D., executive director of the Mississippi Community College Board; Beverly Hogan, Ph.D., president of Tougaloo College; Christy Pickering, CPA, IHL board member; Onetta Whitley, J.D., deputy attorney general for Mississippi; and Angela Mae Kupenda, a professor of Constitutional Law, First Amendment and Civil Rights at Mississippi College School of Law.
WHEMN is part of the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network, which was established in 1977 as a state-based system of interlocking networks. It’s supported by campus presidents and designed to identify and support women’s leadership development in each state. Founded in 1918, ACE represents more than 1,600 campus executives as well as 200 leaders of higher education-related associations and organizations. It advises on higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy, research and program initiatives.
To register for the conference or apply for membership, visit WHEMN.