U-M Women of Color Task Force: 30 years of leadership, legacy, change

February 16, 2012
Contact: Jared Wadley jwadley@umich.edu


DATE: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., March 2, 2012

EVENT: The University of Michigan Women of Color Task Force will celebrate 30 years of leadership, legacy and change at its annual conference—the largest professional development event held at U-M.

Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African Art, will deliver the keynote address, “The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion in American Higher Education.”

The conference will include 35 workshop sessions, a networking luncheon and a vendor marketplace featuring local businesses. The workshops will offer insight in topics such as professional and leadership development, work-life balance and personal development, and financial education. More than 600 women and men attend the conference.

Cole is the immediate past president of Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C., and was the first African American woman to serve as president of Spelman College in Atlanta.

PLACE: Cole’s talk will be held at 8:30 a.m. at Rackham Auditorium in the Rackham Building. Conference sessions will be held at the Michigan League, the Modern Languages Building and the Alumni Center. Central Campus map: http://www.umich.edu/~newsinfo/ccamp.html

REGISTRATION: The event is open to the public, but registration is required. Register online at www.cew.umich.edu or onsite at the Michigan League, beginning at 7 a.m. on the day of the conference. U-M students and U-M retirees: $60. U-M faculty, staff and general public: $100. The fee for onsite registration is $115. Credit cards are not accepted onsite.

U-M SPONSORS: Center for the Education of Women, University Human Resources, Office of the Provost, U-M Health System Human Resources Office


CONTACT: Janice Reuben, (734)-764-6331, reubenjs@umich.edu