The Women’s Conference of Florida, the state’s premier women’s conference, will host 65 low-income, academically qualified college women, representative of Florida’s colleges and universities, to attend the organization’s 2022 conference for free as an investment in their potential through its College Women on the Rise program. This is the fifth year the Women’s Conference of Florida has offered this program.
“As a staunch advocate for supporting and investing in the next generation of female leaders, we established the College Women on the Rise program to benefit young women who, despite their unique circumstances, have persevered and remained dedicated to their future success,” said Arlene DiBenigno, founder and CEO of the Women’s Conference of Florida.
Sponsored by the Lightning Foundation, State Farm Insurance, Ultimate Medical Academy, 200 Muslim Women Who Care, Wawa, and KC Chic Designs, this program will enable the participating college women to engage in a range of workshops and breakout sessions focused on topics tailored specifically to them during an all-day program on Thursday, April 7 in Tampa. Specialized sessions will focus on career readiness, including resume building, job search and application tips, and mock interviews, as well as leadership, financial literacy, mental health, and more.
On Friday, April 8, the college women will attend the 2022 Women’s Conference of Florida at the Tampa Convention Center (333 S Franklin St., Tampa). The conference will offer panel discussions, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities, in addition to keynote addresses from nationally-recognized speakers. Confirmed keynote speakers for the 2022 conference include: Mel Robbins, serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, and creator of “The 5 Second Rule”; Erica Dhawan, Wall Street Journal bestselling author and recognized expert on leading and communicating in a hybrid world; and Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest.
As part of their experience, the participating college women will each submit essays that will be judged by members of the Women’s Conference of Florida board of directors and
committee. Fifteen $1,000 educational scholarships provided through a State Farm grant and eight $1,000 educational scholarships provided through a 200 Muslim Women Who Care grant will be awarded at the 2022 Women’s Conference of Florida for the top essays.
Since 2017, the College Women on the Rise program has benefited 335 college women and awarded $50,000 in educational scholarships.
Florida colleges or universities interested in proposing students for involvement in future College Women on the Rise events can contact Paula Meckley, director of educational programs for the Women’s Conference of Florida: firstname.lastname@example.org or 813-789-7553.
For more information about the 2022 Women’s Conference of Florida, visit wcoffl.com.
The Women’s Conference of Florida, a 501(c)(3) organization, offers attendees from across the state a platform to address the most important issues facing women. Annual conferences feature widely respected thought leaders, exhibits, networking, and panel discussions, all designed to empower women to positively influence the world around them. Founded in 2015, the Women’s Conference of Florida is professionally organized and managed by Conversa, a Florida-based, full-service communications firm serving Fortune 500 clients, national and regional non-profits, and small businesses. For more information, visit wcoffl.com.