Bloomsburg University is hosting the 2014 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Women’s Consortium Conference on Sept. 25 to 26, featuring 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 Women’s Consortium is designed to have women in the State System collaborate and develop leadership skills. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in this on-campus consortium, which will be based from three institutes — Women’s Student Leadership, Women’s Faculty Leadership and Women’s Staff Leadership.
The keynote speaker, Sarah Kay, started writing poetry when she was 14. During her young career, Kay has often competed well on stage against more experienced poets. Consortium participants will experience first-hand Kay’s talent, which she uses as an empowerment tool.
This consortium gives the opportunity for women 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 women 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