Registration open for Women of Color Task Force conference

February 17, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The U-M Women of Color Task Force will host its 40th annual career conference on March 4.

The keynote speaker is social justice leader and movement strategist Tamika D. Mallory, an internationally recognized activist, co-founder of Until Freedom, and one of four co-chairs for the 2017 Women’s March on Washington.

Mallory will discuss the conference theme: “The Time is Now!”

President of Mallory Consulting, a strategic planning firm, and a former board member of The Gathering for Justice, Mallory was included on the 2017 Time 100 Pioneers list and Fortune’s 2017 list of the World’s Greatest Leaders. She is a prominent voice of civil rights, social justice and the new wave of feminism.

The conference is free, but pre-registration is required to attend the morning and afternoon workshops and to receive the Zoom link to the keynote session. All conference sessions will be presented virtually.

All U-M staff, faculty, students, and the public, regardless of gender or ethnicity, are invited to register to attend this inclusive professional development event.

Conference information, including the schedule, speaker details and workshop descriptions, is available online. The deadline to register for the conference is noon on March 1.

The keynote is sponsored by CEW+’s Frances & Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund. Event sponsors include CEW+, the Office of the Provost, University Human Resources, and Michigan Medicine Human Resources. TIAA is the Platinum Plus corporate sponsor for the ninth year.

Founded in 1979, WCTF provides professional development, networking and training opportunities for employees, focusing on addressing the needs of women of color staff. For more than 43 years, the WCTF project has served as a support network and forum for the exchange of information about the status of women of color at U-M.

CEW+ empowers women and underserved individuals at U-M and in surrounding communities by serving as an advocate and providing resources to help them reach their academic, financial and professional potential.