Bloomsburg University is hosting the 2014 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Woman’s Consortium Conference on Sept. 25 to 26. Filled with a wellness room, multiple workshops and Sarah Kay as the keynote speaker; conference fees start at $90 for non-members, $75 for members and students are free.
The Woman’s Consortium is designed to have woman in the State System collaborate and develop leadership skills. Students, faculty and staff are all invited to participate in these conferences.
The Consortium has three institutes they base their conferences off of: Woman’s Student Leadership, Woman’s Faculty Leadership, and Woman’s Staff Leadership. All of these programs strive to better their knowledge and to learn more about each other’s experiences to help support one another.
The keynote speaker Sarah Kay started poetry when she was 14. She took the stage and competed against more experience poets. She founded Project VOICE, an organizations that uses poetry as an empowerment tool.
This consortium gives the opportunity for woman through out the State System to connect with more than just their campus. It proceeds to provide woman with a mentorship and a network to collaborate with projects.
Denise Chaytor – Zugarek, retention specialist and apart of the Trio Student Support Service, says the motto for the conference is “One Strong Voice.” Providing information, to woman of all nature, which they can use in every day life. They will feel empowered to create positive change in their school or community.
For more information contact Chaytor-Zagarek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Samantha Gross, sophomore telecommunications major