At Adelphi University’s premier Women’s Leadership Conference, more than 350 professionals, industry leaders, alumni, students, and community members came together for a day of influential connections, compelling discussions and development opportunities. The 2024 conference kicked off with Kendra Bracken-Ferguson, and the evening keynote speaker was Jennifer Hyman, Co-founder and CEO of Rent the Runway.

Conference Schedule

Time Activity
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Conference Check In
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Kickoff Session and Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Networking Break
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Breakout Session I

  • Leading Inclusively: Building Diverse and Equitable Workplaces
  • The Power of Women in Philanthropy: Leading for Impact
  • Roundtable Discussions: Financial Literacy, Mentoring and Worklife Balance
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Networking Break
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session II

  • Tech Trailblazers: Leading in the AI Age
  • Breaking Barriers: Success Stories of Women of Color
  • Roundtable Discussions: Financial Literacy, Mentoring and Worklife Balance
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Breakout Session III

  • Career Revolution: Embracing Your Path
  • Empowering Leadership: Building Allies and Mentors
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Networking Cocktails
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Awards Celebration & Keynote Dinner

There is an additional fee for the dinner portion of the event for non-student participants.

Empower Women Future Leaders

The newly established Women’s Leadership Fund will support the annual Women’s Leadership Conference, ensuring robust programming and underwriting the cost of attendance for Adelphi students, as well as providing leadership activities, professional development, and other opportunities that support the growth and empowerment of Adelphi women.
Women’s Leadership Conference
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Phone Number
Ruth S. Harley University Center
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