Registration Now Open for the 5th Annual Lewis-Clark State Women’s Leadership Conference | Idaho

LEWISTON — Registration is now open for Lewis-Clark State College’s 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, which will take place virtually on March 4, 2022. The conference is open to all people, regardless of gender.

The conference, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., is themed “Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going.”

The conference includes three guest speakers and breakout sessions throughout the morning, as well as its annual awards.

Conference registration is free for all students (K-12 and higher education) and $20 for all others. Students should email Amy Canfield, professor of history in the LC State Division of Social Sciences, at [email protected] to receive their free registration while all others can register online. line. To register online, click HERE.

This year’s conference focuses on how changes in society and the law have provided women with new opportunities in leadership, careers and life in general. The conference will examine how women have responded to increased leadership responsibilities and how changes in education have changed expectations and removed barriers.


The keynote speaker for the event is Erin Agidius, director of the Office of Civil Rights and Investigations at the University of Idaho. She will discuss the practical nature of Title IX legislation and how it has provided opportunities for women. She will also discuss how schools have or have not implemented gender equity in education and sport.

The opening speaker for the event is D’Lisa Penney, Principal of Lapwai Middle/Senior High School. She will discuss her experiences as a K-12 administrator and teacher on how leadership opportunities present themselves for girls in middle school and high school. Her talk will focus on how education, especially gender equity in education, has given its female students the tools they need to become empowered and what new lessons we can learn from this generation.

The closing speaker is Aida Rezaeik, Chief Research and Development Engineer at Danfoss Turbocor. She is from Tehran, Iran and will discuss, from a global perspective, her experiences in Iran and earning her doctorate in lawless mechanical engineering as Title IX to help address gender inequality in the world. ‘education.

Breakout sessions

During the event, there will be breakout sessions, including one titled “13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do: Own Your Power, Channel Your Confidence, and Find Your Authentic Voice for Meaning and Joy” , a book by Amy Morin. Those who plan to attend this book club-style breakout session are encouraged to read the book before the conference. Other breakout sessions include Laughter Yoga, Realize Your Full Potential and Nurture Your Soul, Intentional Leadership in Our Natural Ecosystem, Self-Care and Mindful Self-Compassion, Title IX Yesterday, Today and tomorrow, and over 100 women who care about confluence.

Mara R. Wilmoth