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Celebrate Women

Celebrate Women Conference

Friday, March 27, 2020

Celebrate Women Vendor Registration Opens

Registration Coming Soon


Jane Johnsen Women of Vision Award

Each year, Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington honors a local woman who has made significant contributions in our community.  Nominations are solicited from the Fairfield County area, and the recipient will be announced at the 2020 Celebrate Women Conference.


The Jane Johnsen Women of Vision Award was established in 2013 and is named in honor of Dr. Jane Johnsen in recognition of her dedication to advocacy for women’s issues both on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus and in Fairfield County. During her 25 years as assistant professor of education at OUL, Johnsen was an advocate of diversity and women’s issues, creating the Women in Technology and Science program and challenging and mentoring students as they worked to fulfill their academic goals. Johnsen passed away in January, 2013.


Nominations are available for submission online 

https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dgJPX5bSxZap3hP(opens in a new window)


Criteria for eligible nominees includes:

  1.    Member of the Ohio University or Fairfield County communities; and
  2.    Demonstrated commitment to advocating and promoting women’s issues


A letter of nomination for the award must be submitted for consideration.  Additional supporting materials (e.g., letters of support, examples of work) may also be provided.  Nominations will be reviewed by members of Ohio University Lancaster’s Celebrate Women Planning Committee.


Please submit letter of nomination and supporting materials by Saturday, February 1, 2020


Now in its 14th year and organized by Ohio University Lancaster faculty, staff, and students, the Celebrate Women Conference aims to bridge women’s relationships in areas of community, university and professions.


The 2020 Celebrate Women Conference is scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2020 at Ohio University Lancaster. 


Celebrate Women Vendor Registration 

Ohio University Lancaster is hosting the 14th annual Celebrate Women conference to be held on Friday, March 27, 2020.  The theme for the 2020 conference is “Vision 2020 Women Organizing, Mentoring, Empowering, & Networking!” The conference steering committee has arranged more than 30 speakers in several diverse topics.    


Organizations may also be represented at Celebrate Women at a resource fair.  The resource fair table fee for the conference this year is $50 (which includes a registration and lunch for one person; fee for an additional attendee is $20) and all organizations must provide a door prize.  Registration includes a table to display information from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with time during registration, between sessions, after the luncheon, and at the end of the day, for people to visit resource fair tables. 


The purpose of Celebrate Women is -- through education, enlightenment, and inspiration -- to encourage and enhance gender equity by honoring the past, present, and potential accomplishments of women from diverse ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds.  The focus of the event is to bridge women’s relationships from the areas of community, university, and business.


The application will be reviewed to assess your organization’s ability to meet the purpose and focus of Celebrate Women. Space is limited and applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.  The deadline for table registration is January 3, 2020. Applicants will be notified no later than January 24, 2020 as to the status of their request. This will provide adequate time to register for Celebrate Women before the early-bird deadline to receive the discounted conference registration rate.

Applications for the resource fair are online at the following link: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bIUKUusvUILwLxH 


If you would like additional information, contact Lisa Taylor at 614-563-5032 or email taylorL3@ohio.edu.