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William Woods to host Women in Leadership Conference

by Anakin Bush | March 23, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.
This August 2019 file photo shows the campus of William Woods University in Fulton.

William Woods University will host the inaugural Edify Women in Leadership Conference this week.

The conference will bring professional women from across the state to WWU's campus to share opportunities in business, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement, according to a WWU release.

The Edify Women in Leadership Conference will begin Thursday and conclude on Friday. It is free and open to the public.

Topics that will be covered by speakers at the conference include interpersonal leadership and personal development.

The conference is sponsored by the WWU Center for Leadership and Character, a release states.

The keynote speaker is Kim Barnes, president and CEO of the Callaway Bank. She will speak on Thursday beginning at 1:25 p.m. at Dulany Auditorium.

Other speakers at the conference include Samantha Dickey, interim assistant commissioner for postsecondary policy with the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development; Katie Friesen, director of first year experience and assistant professor of education at WWU; Alicia Herron, CEO and founder of Force Factory LLC; Miriam O'Callahan, associate dean of scholarship and associate professor of business at WWU; Kerri Roberts, vice president for operations at Keystone Agency Partners; Tamara tateosian, executive director at Callaway Chamber of Commerce; and Renee Tyler, director of administration with the City of Fulton.

"We are excited to provide this valuable conference on campus that spotlights the leadership of women and address topics that are directly applicable to the professional world," WWU president Jeremy Moreland said in a release.

A full agenda for the conference can be found online.

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