Our Program

Women's Leadership Conference

April 13, 2018

University of New Haven Campus, West Haven, CT

The Winning Edge: Women and Competition in Sports and Beyond



7:45 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast      (Dodds Hall Atrium)
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome / Opening of Conference      (Bucknall Theater, Dodds Hall)

  • Lourdes Alvares, Conference Co-Chair
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Featured Speaker Anne Worcester, Tournament Director of the Connecticut Open
(Bucknall Theater, Dodds Hall)
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Featured Speaker Donna Lopiano, former Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Sports Foundation
(Bucknall Theater, Dodds Hall)
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Panel: Training for Success: Athletics, Competition and Careers   (Bucknall Theater, Dodds Hall)

  • Amber Cox, Vice President of the WNBA’s Connecticut SUN and NLL’s New England Black Wolves
  • Felice Duffy, New Haven Defense Attorney
  • Dr. Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu, Interventional Spine Physiatrist 
  • Patricia Melton, Executive Director of New Haven Promise
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Workshops 

  • Equal Pay for Equal Play – Negotiating Salary
  • Practicing Radical Candor -Successful Communication for Women in a Male-Dominated World
  • Professional Branding: Finding your Competitive Edge
  • Straight to the Summit: How to Get Your Team to the Top
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Networking Lunch and Roundtable Discussions (David A. Beckerman Recreation Center)
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Women’s Leadership Conference Award

(Bucknall Theater, Dodds Hall)

1:45-2:15 pm Featured Speaker, Anne Parmenter, Coach, Mountaineer and Marathoner

(Bucknall Theater, Dodds Hall)

2:15- 3:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker Julia Landauer, Nascar Champion

(Bucknall Theater, Dodds Hall)

 3:15- 4:30 p.m.  Networking Happy Hour      (Dodds Hall Atrium)