National Conference of College Women Student Leaders is May 24-26

American Association of University Women Brainerd Branch is sponsoring area students to attend training.


ONLINE — The American Association of University Women invites hundreds of college women from around the country for three days of virtual leadership training, inspiration and networking at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).

The Brainerd AAUW branch is sponsoring 1-2 undergraduate or graduate students who grew up in the Brainerd Lakes Area and/or attend school at Central Lakes College or the Brainerd branch of St. Scholastica.

The conference includes a half day design thinking session on May 25 and two full days on May 25-26. The bundled weekend cost is $165 until March 11, at which time the full cost increases to $225. Accepted applicants will have the $165 cost completely reimbursed.

The Agenda, which includes panels, workshops, and opportunities to network with women leaders, including the Women of Distinction, is in the process of being fleshed out. Updates can be seen at the National website on .

Brittney Cooper, the Keynote Speaker, is an author and Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University in 2009. Her work focuses extensively in the area of Black women's intellectual history, Black feminist thought, and race and gender politics in hip hop and popular culture.


Anyone who wishes to apply can contact Pat Scott at or 218-515-0969.

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