Ohio University

Women in Grad School Conference

Save the Date for the 3rd annual Women in Graduate School Day Conference: February 9, 2019

Conference Schedule February 2018

Join us for this conference with co-occurring presentations and workshops, including topics as far-ranging as Graduate School Mapping with Beyonce as our guide (in spirit, definitely not in person), panel discussions on going into male-dominated careers, an AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation workshop, making the most of mentors and responding to difficult advisors, framing research with a gendered lens, and more! View the full schedule here.

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Featuring Keynote Speaker Gloria Burgess

Dr. Gloria J. Burgess loves nothing more than inspiring others to create a bridge from what was... and what is… to what can be… and she’s dedicated her entire life to doing just that. An experienced business woman and top inspirational speaker in the US and internationally, she shares her story of overcoming extreme poverty, racism, and sexism, showing us that your life circumstances do not have to predict your destiny. Gloria engages individuals and organizations in finding the vital core of their creative genius. And she weaves together her own personal legacy using the threads of authenticity, creativity, soulfulness, and inclusive leadership. A trusted adviser to Fortune 500 companies, she works with clients including Starbucks, Microsoft, Citigroup, Boeing, AT&T, the South African Embassy, and President’s Office of Paraguay.


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Featuring Keynote Performance: Strategies to Respond to Sexual Harassment in the Classroom - a Forum Theater Workshop

Have you experienced sexual harassment in the classroom from undergrad students, or instructors you TA for? What is the most effective way to respond? This Forum Theater-style workshop will be led by students from the Theater Division’s Creative Solutions Alliance. Engage with actors in a safe environment to try out ideas and improvise responses to sexual harassment in the classroom.