About the Women in Leadership Conference

Women, Media and the Gender Lens

The 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference at the University of New Haven, focusing on the theme of Women, Media and the Gender Lens, will bring together students, faculty, professionals and members of the community for a day-long exploration and discussion of women, media and communication.

We will be talking to a wide range of female communications professionals, while taking a critical look at how women are represented, misrepresented or erased from the media. The event will include a keynote by NPR personality, Maria Hinojosa, talks by Patricia Russo from the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University and Carolyn Brehm from The Procter & Gamble Company, and a panel discussion about the news media, social media, reality television and other arenas which shape societal attitudes about women.

The conference will also feature interactive workshops on topics ranging from building your personal brand to finding your voice to negotiation skills. The conference will offer many opportunities for dialogue, networking and inspiration.


About the Audience

Conference topics will be designed to involve students, faculty, staff, alumni and women in the state who are interested in exploring women, media and communication.


Registration Fees
University of New Haven students: $15
University of New Haven faculty and staff: $45
General Admission: $85


Dress for Success Clothing Drive

Please consider bringing to the conference an item to be donated to Dress for Success Hartford. The organization is seeking pantsuits, black professional trousers, sleeveless blouses, and handbags. It will not accept skirt suits, dresses or footwear.

Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.



Getting Here

Bartels Hall, the Campus Center

The conference is being held on the campus of the University of New Haven.

To view the Campus Map, Click Here.

300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516

For questions,
please email womensleadership@
or call (203) 932-7256.