Join Kansas WISE fourth annual Women’s Conference March 7

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Kansas WISE 2024: Taking Action will take place March 7. This year’s events are designed to emphasize the empowerment of taking action in your own lives whether it be personally or professionally.

The event is free and open to all State of Kansas employees. A more detailed agenda and session descriptions are below along with registration information.

Kicking off late morning with a panel discussion of inspiring women, we will transition to an afternoon of breakout sessions where you choose your path. Afternoon sessions include the power of self-talk, community engagement and action steps we can take to support women’s advancement and sense of belonging in the workplace.

Each event has a separate registration. You will receive a confirmation email for each event you register to attend that includes your unique link and the option to add the event to your calendar.

  • Panel discussion
    11:45 a.m. -1:15 p.m.
    Join Kansas WISE and a panel of inspiring women in a conversation about their unique experiences with taking action and making choices and the empowerment and self-care that comes with it. Panelists to be announced soon.
  • Session one, one breakout. 1:30-2:30 p.m.:
    The Power of Self-Talk
    Self-talk is the inner dialogue that shapes our thoughts, feelings, and actions. In this session, explore how negative and positive self-talk can impact our work and well-being. Walk away with strategies to improve self-talk patterns for the better.
  • Session two, two breakouts, choose one. 3-4 p.m.:
    • Civic Leadership Pathways
      Presented by Emily Vietti from the KU’s Institute for Leadership Studies, Civic Leadership Pathways prepares you to be more civically engaged by giving you the confidence to say “Yes!” to serving your community. You’ll also learn more about the Ready to Run Campaign Training for Women and how to get involved in their 2024 class.
    • Advancing and Belonging in the Workplace
      Join KU’s Inspiring Women in Public Administration for a facilitated conversation using Covey’s Circle of Influence and Control to reflect on actions steps we can take to support women’s advancement and sense of belonging in the workplace.

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