Registration opens for LC State Women’s Leadership Conference – Lewis-Clark Valley Community


LEWISTON – Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Lewis-Clark State College Women’s Leadership Conference, which will take place virtually on March 4.

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

The conference includes 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.

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 education.

There will be breakout sessions during the event, 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.

Nominations for all three awards remain open until Monday, February 14. Award categories include LC State Staff/Faculty Member, Community Member, and Rising Female Leadership Award given to an LC State student who is a role model to her fellow students . . The three winners will be announced at the conference.

Nominations should reflect someone who:

Demonstrates leadership in their area of ​​expertise

· Serves as role model and mentors

· Is respected by his peers

· Gives back to the community or profession with their time and talent

Advocate for positive change to help close the leadership gap and create a more equitable society for all

For LC State campus nominations, in addition to the criteria noted above, the nomination must indicate how the nominee demonstrates a commitment to the mission of Lewis-Clark State College and higher education.

Nominations should be emailed to Canfield. A committee will review the entries and choose the winners.

For more information about the event, visit the conference website or email Canfield.


Mara R. Wilmoth