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Ann Arbor Spark

39th Annual WCTF Career Conference

from Thursday, March 04 2021 at 8:30am - Friday, March 05 2021 at 1:30pm

The University of Michigan Women of Color Task Force (WCTF) will host its 39th annual career conference virtually on Thursday, March 4, and Friday, March 5. All U-M staff, faculty, students, and the public, regardless of gender or ethnicity, are invited to register to attend this inclusive professional development event.

On Thursday, March 4, the opening keynote program will feature U-M alumnae Corie Pauling, senior vice president, chief inclusion and diversity officer, and head of corporate social responsibility for TIAA, discussing strategies for creating inclusive anti-racist workspaces. Following her remarks, a nationally renowned panel of healthcare experts will respond to questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and how it works to develop immunity.

The closing keynote program on Friday, March 5, will feature a legislative panel comprised of US State representatives: the Honorable Debbie Dingell, MI-12, and the Honorable Rashida Tlaib, MI-13. Moderated by U-M alumnae, state representative, and Davenport University vice president for strategic partnerships, Lisa Howze, the discussion will focus on the role of women in the state’s economic recovery strategy.

The conference is free this year; however, pre-registration is required to attend the workshops and keynote sessions. Conference information, including the 2-day event schedule, speaker details, and workshop descriptions, is available online at myumi.ch/VPwAE.

The deadline to register for the conference is February 26, 2021.