National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL)

AAUW’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) is where hundreds of young women come to turn a moment into a movement. Each year, we bring together hundreds of college women from around the country for three days of leadership training, inspiration and networking. Women gather from throughout the nation to discuss and learn about contemporary issues facing leaders. This year’s event will include sessions on career development, mentorship, financial literacy, racial-justice activism and more. Participants will have an opportunity to explore post-graduate programs, careers in a variety of disciplines and other opportunities for their future. You will attend workshops, hear from some of today’s most inspirational women, and have the opportunity to network with professionals, graduate schools, and many others. But the best experiences and lessons will most likely be learned from other conference attendees you will meet – people from different places who have unique experiences and viewpoints. Enter the conference as a passionate leader and leave it with the skills and confidence to pursue your goals. To learn more please visit:


NCCWSL will be in person at the University of Maryland and will take place during May 30th to June 1st 2024. Transportation, housing, and registration fees will be covered. In continuing a community of practice the Women’s Center will ask participants to note their experiences and be willing to share with future aspirants of the conference. We are excited to be able to send a cohort of women to represent UConn and be able to gain skills and knowledge. 


The Women’s Center application period has closed and chosen recipient will be notified through email. Spots will be limited! Please contact Daniela Iniestra Varelas for any questions or help at 

Requirements to Apply:

  • Must be an Undergraduate or Graduate Student. 
  • Preference will be given to students who will be enrolled at UConn for the 2024-25 academic year.
  • All majors and graduate programs are welcome! 
  • Participants must demonstrate a desire to address and promote gender equity.
  • Participants must be able to work with the Women’s Center to share their experiences with future aspirants.


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Curious about what going to the conference is really like? Click Here to read through some of our past attendees experiences.