Women’s Advance Conference

The UConn Women’s Advance Conference is a professional development opportunity for women staff and faculty at all levels of the University that is designed to expand skills, increase knowledge, and enhance networks to promote a more inclusive and supportive working and learning environment.


Our keynote speaker will be Robin DiAngelo, academic, lecturer, and author working in the fields of critical discourse analysis and whiteness studies. She is a lecturer at the University of Washington and formerly served as a tenured professor of multicultural education at Westfield State University.  Dr. DiAngelo is the author of the New York Times Bestseller White Fragility.  She has been a consultant and trainer for more than twenty years on issues of racial and social justice.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in the Student Union Ballroom on the Storrs Campus.


The UConn Women’s Advance Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals for workshops and presentations for the 2020 UConn Women’s Advance Conference.

UConn staff, faculty, graduate students and community professionals are invited to submit proposals that cover a wide range of topics including, but not limited to communication skills, cultural competency, negotiation skills, organizational time-savers, professional networking, leadership development, workplace climate, navigating the tenure process, global engagement and work/life flexibility.

 Proposal information and the link for submission can be found HERE.